Kimber KPD ?


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Ascot500
January 2, 2008, 01:21 AM
For what, a year Kimber has shown this new pistol on its web site and it's still vaporware.
Then Ruger comes out with the SR9.
Anyone else see the resemblance?
What do you think is going on?

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Spyvie
January 2, 2008, 01:56 AM
Different barrels, frame molds and sights, but it looks like the same gun. Kimber may be marketing a rebadged Ruger.

EDIT: Or maybe not, the take downs are in different spots. Maybe the same designer... or... industrial espionage...
The bore axis looks lower on the Ruger, thats not ordinarily a true statement.


http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/images/Products/352L.jpg

http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/intro/kpd_right.jpg

Jason_G
January 2, 2008, 02:44 AM
I don't think the two are related. Hear-say is that the KPD has some problems that they've yet to iron out. Whether there's truth to that or not, I don't know.

Jason

Ascot500
January 2, 2008, 10:05 AM
Looking at the photos side by side, it appears the slide stop pin is in a different location, so apparently the resemblence is unintentional.

I stand corrected.

NG VI
January 2, 2008, 10:37 AM
i can't get over how much uglier the ruger is with a stainless top. still better than the fat hips on the P-series. kpd has bugs? anybody got one? what's the price of one?

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