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Old 02-02-2011, 23:03   #61
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My buddy got a steal on a Kimber 4", it is the lower end model (I'm not well versed in their models), his buddy was a gamble and pill addict. Sold it to him for 300 to get a quick fix on one of the two addictions. He seems to like it a lot, he said the finish was crap so he got it duracoated. He also got a kimber 22 top end for it he likes.
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Old 02-02-2011, 23:04   #62
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Old 02-02-2011, 23:12   #63
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Old 02-02-2011, 23:29   #64
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I just got an Eclipse Pro from Buds for $1038. Most accurate gun I own but I had to send it back to Kimber for what I think is extractor problems. It seems to be a common problem with Kimber theese days. It is a good looking gun though, but if Im ever going to carry it it better come back 100% or its down the road.
I'm sure after they tune it, it will be just fine. If Kimber seems to have a few more problems than other brands, it's because they sell a hell of alot more 1911's than anyone else. Actually, more than several anyone else's combined. Law of averages.
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Old 02-02-2011, 23:53   #65
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I saw the Kimber and Springfield in a local shop and I really liked them both however it seems Kimber has more options in the higher quality line. I could very well be wrong as I don't have much experience with the nicer quality 1911's. I do like Wilson Combat however they are more expensive than the Kimber by a fair amount. I'm honestly not wanting to spend more than $1,200, but I am willing to spend up to $1,500 out the door. That being said I've really liked the finish of the Kimber Eclipse for a long time now (ever since I first saw one at a gun show about 3 years ago). I don't want to pay for a gun that only looks good because I also want to CCW the weapon so reliability is high important to me. Any feedback from owners or anyone who has ran one through it's paces is appreciated. I am mostly looking for any potential reliability issues as I have heard of people having issues with high end 1911's not feeding hollow points without issues. If there are any other brands in my price range that I should be considering please let me know so I can make sure I'm getting the best bang for my hard earned dollar.

Below is a link to the pistol I am seriously interested in.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=214427494
I dont know if you have a local you deal with but I got a great deal on my Kimber from Kentucky Gun Co. I dealt with a little lady named Sarah and she was awesome. They had several Ultra Raptors and she took several pics of the grips on a couple that she thought were the best looking so I could make the final decision. She shipped that day and I saw my new toy 3 days later. Flawless transaction, great price and great customer service. BTW, The Eclipse was my second choice, I do love the look. Its a bit heavier but I think that finish will hold up better for EDC. I bought my Sig from her too and the transaction was as seemless as the first. I am probably gonna call her today and order the S&W M&P I've been eye ballin for a few weeks.

For what it's worth, I have 900 down the pipe on my Ultra Raptor without one issue. Love my Kimber =)

http://www.kygunco.com/products2.cfm/ID/1848 It says out of stock but I know the website is not always up to date.

If you talk to Sarah, tell her the guy that named his Kimber after her sent you! lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 00:11   #66
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Just an additional data point: I had a Kimber Pro Raptor II that I purchased for carry so as not to jeopardize any of my better 1911s. It could not be made reliable so I traded it away to someone that knew its problems but thought that he wanted a Kimber.

Regarding my future purchase of Kimbers: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on...
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:32   #67
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:12   #68
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My Kimber said it needed 500 rds breakin, I had a hiccup or two in there.

After that none since, its been fed a decent bit of wwb, and HST

I bet there are owners of ferraris out there that have problems too, doesnt mean a vette wont keep you happy.

I'll be buying more Kimbers, for those pushing for $2000+ handguns, I'd love to see you carry your WC, or LesBaer, as religiously as I do my Kimber.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:55   #69
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Where did you get those grips? Those are very nice.
From Kimber.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:57   #70
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That's only because Brian doesn't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of having a $5,000-7,000 pistola taken into evidence and being handled by who knows how many people, banging around a property room, and possibly never to return to his carpet.


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Old 02-03-2011, 03:48   #71
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I <3 my Kimber. But there are other fine choices available too.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:24   #72
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For $1200 - 1500..........get a TRP.
Now you're talkin.....closer to the low end of that range.

Also, there were two NIB Les Baers for sale last week and both were mid $1,500's, both steel blued. One a TRS and the other a Custom Carry

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That's only because Brian doesn't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of having a $5,000-7,000 pistola taken into evidence and being handled by who knows how many people, banging around a property room, and possibly never to return to his carpet.
Yep, hate seeing an Heirloom Precision groped by an untrained eye/hands.


Now back to Kimber hating...I will never own one. Just too many better builds.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:30   #73
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How was I not respecting your opinion? Just didn't see a lot of Kimber bashing that's all. I have no problem with Kimber.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:31   #74
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1) There aren't any Kimber haters in this thread. The only negative comment was from Samuse and he has a negative comment for everything.

2) I have two Kimbers and don't love them.

3) You spelled "information" wrong.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:36   #75
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From Kimber.

Those are pretty nice. Of course the Army ones are out of stock right now.

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:57   #76
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Uh oh you guys you are getting on the wrong side of Phone cop......BE afraid
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Uh oh you guys you are getting on the wrong side of Phone cop......BE afraid
Trust me, not worried. After you you've been here a while, you will figure out what he is all about and that most people don't care what he has to say and generally ignore him.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:56   #79
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I'm sure after they tune it, it will be just fine. If Kimber seems to have a few more problems than other brands, it's because they sell a hell of alot more 1911's than anyone else. Actually, more than several anyone else's combined. Law of averages.
I agree with that, and I did research before I bought and knew this might happen. I can't believe as solid as this gun feels and as accurate as it is it can't be made to run properly. CS at Kimber was good.They told me basically not to waste any more $ on ammo and send it back. I told them I had 250 rounds through. Hoping for the best.
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