Kimber Ultra Raptor


September 24, 2005, 04:23 PM
Has anyone seen these yet? I just read a review of this pistol and it sounds promising. Of course, I take anything that I read is a gun magazine with a pound of salt. (They don't diss advertisers) One thing I noticed is that Kimber went back to the Colt style internal extractor. Could it be that they can't fix their external extractor?

I am looking for a short reliable .45 auto. I tried a Springfield Champion and had lots of problems. I am also considering the STI BLS, but is only comes in 9mm and .40 S&W. I looked at the Para-Ordnance LDA, but that long trigger pull turns me off and that external hammer is kind of rinky-dink.

I like steel. What else is out there?

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September 24, 2005, 04:41 PM
I did not see the word COLT one time in the Look at guns. They make the best 1911. A commander size should work fine.Remember if isn't a Colt its just a copy. :)

September 24, 2005, 06:52 PM
I won't get into the COLT vs OTHERS disscussion. I have a Les Baer Concept VII which is the same size as the Combat Commander. It has been 100% reliable and much more accurate then I can shoot, but it is still a bit hefty for every day carry. (I'm a little old guy) I would like to keep the unloaded weight down to around 25 oz., but I would still like a steel frame.

I tried a Glock. It was OK, but I just can't get used to Tupperware guns. I also had a Khar K9. It functioned fine, but it beat the hell out of my hand. It wasn't the recoil, it was the shape of the frame. It drew blood after 10 or 15 rounds.

September 24, 2005, 07:20 PM
In the past 9 months, I purchased 5 Kimbers, 3 Cusotm Shop and 2 standard issue. Four of them were defective. Of course Kimber "fixed" them, and paid the shipping. But, for the money, I say get a Colt. And I did. I sold ALL of those Kimbers. I traded the 1 good one for a Kimber Warrior...internal extract. It works great, but fails more than my Colts. My Pro Raptor (not the same) came defective. You'll have to excuse that I still have a sour taste in my mouth Re: Kimber. I made the final Kimber purchase in the Warrior that I will EVER make. So, now I have a Warrior, a 1911 Reissue, a Series 70 reissue and a Glock 17. My daughter has two Ruger revolvers and we're set. Would I EVER recommend a Kimber? Not if I liked the person.


Standing Wolf
September 24, 2005, 07:59 PM
Remember if isn't a Colt its just a copy.

My Kimber model 1911 is the gun my Colts should have been.

September 24, 2005, 11:56 PM
"Remember if isn't a Colt its just a copy."

I bet there's a few Remington Rand, US&S, and Singer owners out there who would beg to differ. Did JMB ever work for Colt, or did they just copy/buy his design? I can't remember how that all went down. :)

larry starling
September 25, 2005, 09:51 AM
Every Colt I own have are excellent shooter's no complaint's here... The Kimber Ultra Raptor looks nice bt IMHO I don't think it's worth the asking price. :rolleyes:

September 25, 2005, 07:38 PM
FWIW, I had a Series I Ultra Carry that ran fine with all sorts of factory ammo. It was sometimes sensitive to limp wristing, though, and pretty snappy, recoil-wise; but it had a good trigger and was quite accurate.

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