Kimber Ultra Carry


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HDStreet
February 8, 2010, 12:59 PM
I am considering purchasing the Kimber Ultra Carry .45 ACP for my concealed carry gun. One individual told me that due to Kimber's extremely tight tolerances, it takes 1,000 rounds to break this pistol in. Has anyone out there heard or experienced this?

If you have some pictures of your Kimber Ultra and how you conceal it, I would love to see them also!

Thanks!

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Walkalong
February 8, 2010, 01:14 PM
Mine has been 100% from round one using Wilson or Kimber Pro-Tac mags with a variety of ammo styles. Some folks have experienced a failure or two during the first 2 or 3 hundred rounds before they run 100%, and then of course there are the Kimber bashers.

CDP II Ultra

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=113515&d=1263749343

Bianchi holster - Great if your wearing a coat or a long loose shirt.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=115081&stc=1&d=1265649202

I also have a High Noon IWB holster that works OK.

Zerodefect
February 8, 2010, 01:18 PM
Mine has 5000 down range and still isn't "broken in" yet. LOLz.


Run away screaming when a gun store employee points to a 3" 1911.

The Bushmaster
February 8, 2010, 01:42 PM
Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II...

Broke in at 250 rounds. Over 3,000 rounds down range and still tight and accurate.

Winter carry (concealed)...A Gould & Goodrich Yaqui Slide.
Summer carry (concealed)...IWB Nighthawk Custom.

EddieNFL
February 8, 2010, 02:55 PM
I am considering purchasing the Kimber Ultra Carry .45 ACP for my concealed carry gun. One individual told me that due to Kimber's extremely tight tolerances, it takes 1,000 rounds to break this pistol in. Has anyone out there heard or experienced this?

I have 1911s built to tighter tolerances than Kimber. Any properly fitted firearm should function out of the box. Of the three I own/owned, one was a POC that wouldn't run after the break-in.

figment
February 8, 2010, 03:32 PM
mine shot fine out of the box.

CWL
February 8, 2010, 03:47 PM
My Ultra CDP is about 10 years old, it still rattles as much as day I got it NIB.

gutterman
February 9, 2010, 10:57 PM
don't have the Ultra, but just bought the Pro Carry 2 with Crimson Trace grips. Took it to the range and it functioned beautifully-is the most accurate out-of-the-box gun I've ever shot--could'nt be a happier Kimber owner!

MICHAEL T
February 10, 2010, 02:24 AM
I think Kimbers 500 round is a lot of Bull. I also have tighter 1911 than Kimber and they didn't require a break in. Buy a Colt Defender My Colts have all run right from box. No break in I have Officers, Defender, and the new Agent. All work like they should.
I had a Kimber once and once was to many

X-Rap
February 10, 2010, 10:27 AM
I have an Ultra and a Pro Paptor, the Ultra being one of the earlier models. They have functioned fine with premium magazines which I think is almost typical of the 1911. With ball ammo most mags seem to work but if I shoot SWC and HP the Tach mags are what I use as well as for carry. For me this is also the case with Colt and Springfield 1911's.

340PD
February 10, 2010, 10:32 AM
My Ultra CDP functioned from day one. Shoot it, keep a spare set of recoil springs handy as Kimber recomends, and it should serve you well. I carry mine in a IWB Milt Sparks summer special holster.

The Bushmaster
February 10, 2010, 12:09 PM
All machinery with high speed moving parts require a breakin period. Whether it be marked in miles, hours or rounds fired...

Nick5182
February 10, 2010, 12:15 PM
I've heard that because of the compact size (more recoil), you have to have a really tight hold and can't allow any limp-wristing at all or you'll have problems. Also, Kimber guns are awesome...their mags...not so much. Go with Wilson Combat or Chip McCormick mags and you'll be good to go.

M2 Carbine
February 10, 2010, 12:33 PM
I have four Kimber Ultras.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/kimbercollection.jpg

Only one required a couple hundred round break in, the Eclipse.

I use a Don Hume JIT Slide for carry.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/HolsteredKimber450.jpg

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