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Old 07-24-2012, 22:02   #1
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Got rid of my Kimber already...

I really liked the Kimber Custom II I just got in a trade but, it was just to long and heavy for me. I wanted a 1911 to carry. I tried carrying the Kimber for 1 day and it was a no go. I was at walmart trying to pay for my stuff, well the problem was the barrel of the Kimber was stuck in my back pocket and I couldn't get my wallet out. So I listed it and ended up trading for this Springfield Armory micro compact with 2 mags and $250 cash. He said he bought it new in 2002 and its been in the safe most of its life.. I took it out when I got home and shoot 100 rounds through it without the first hiccup.

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Old 07-24-2012, 22:53   #2
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Great looking gun! Hopefully she works well for you.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:57   #3
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:36   #4
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that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun
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Old 07-25-2012, 13:45   #5
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that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun
what he said....
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Old 07-25-2012, 15:47   #6
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so... you really didn't want to carry a 1911...
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Old 07-25-2012, 16:33   #7
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Sounds like you were able to get your wallet out to complete the trade. Good looking SA, congratulations and enjoy.
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Old 07-25-2012, 20:15   #8
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Congrats!

I'm not one for small 1911s though.
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Old 07-25-2012, 20:17   #9
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that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun
I do as well.
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Old 07-25-2012, 20:22   #10
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that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun
I've been carry my wallet in my right back pocket for over 30 years. I tried but it just didn't feel right.
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Old 07-26-2012, 20:29   #12
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Kimbers look great but don't work worth a damn. Bottom line, my experience with Kimbers suck! Screw Kimbers!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:24   #13
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All flash,,, too much cash!

Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!
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Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!

Way to hijack the thread. The OP sold it because it was too big for him to carry, not because it was unreliable.
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Old 08-19-2012, 13:49   #15
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Kimbers look great but don't work worth a damn. Bottom line, my experience with Kimbers suck! Screw Kimbers!!
I've owned seven Kimbers, all have been outstanding.
Maybe it's just you.

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Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!
Gotta disagree with this as well. Go back to discussing Glocks,
leave the 1911s to us big boys.
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Old 08-19-2012, 14:34   #16
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I really hope that gun works well for you, I had one and it was by far the worst, least reliable gun I have ever shot. Ruined me on smaller 1911s.

If you do have issues though Springfield customer svc is great!
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Old 08-19-2012, 14:35   #17
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I've been carry my wallet in my right back pocket for over 30 years. I tried but it just didn't feel right.
Same issue, I just can't change.
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Old 08-19-2012, 16:49   #18
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I've never had a single malfunction with my Kimber either.

At any rate OP, glad you found something that fit you better size-wise.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:15   #19
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And I have had nothing but trouble with the Kimbers. Finally wised up and got a 3" STI. Love it, not one problem after 500 rds. The Kimbers malfunctioned about every 5-10 rds. with all different types of ammo including hand loads. My opinion...
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:31   #20
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Same issue, I just can't change.
While we are at it, in which pocket do you keep your keys and/or clip your knife?
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