Identified my next pistol today


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WRGADog
May 22, 2010, 09:02 PM
Kimber, Super Carry, Pro. I absolutely love the bob-tail grip on this gun, fits my hand perfectly. LGS had the 5 inch and 3 inch version in stock but not the 4 inch Pro. This is fine with me as I am retiring in two weeks, and have palced myself on gun restriction until my pension starts going to the bank, approximately 8 weeks after retirement.

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Full Metal Jacket
May 22, 2010, 10:01 PM
:eek:

Lonestar49
May 22, 2010, 10:32 PM
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Best of luck during the 500 round break-in.. 50/50 chance of getting a good one.

Congrats on upcoming retirement..

Ls

Full Metal Jacket
May 22, 2010, 10:45 PM
http://full-auto.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=54


should be read before purchasing a kimber.

REAPER4206969
May 22, 2010, 10:50 PM
Damn it! FMJ, I was going to do a lead in...

Full Metal Jacket
May 22, 2010, 11:08 PM
i came. i saw. i posted.



:evil:

Mike J
May 22, 2010, 11:23 PM
Congratulations on your upcoming retirement.

BULLSI
May 22, 2010, 11:46 PM
I did the same thing today but am thinking of getting one of these. Unless someone can talk me out of it.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/pooknator/long%20term/64769580su8Medium.jpg

WRGADog
May 23, 2010, 09:11 PM
before deciding. Perhaps a Sig Blackwater 1911 is in order, or an Ed Brown Kobra Carry. While I own lots of guns this will be my first 1911 and I don't want to make an expensive mistake.

Runningman
May 23, 2010, 09:23 PM
Have you looked at STI 1911s. If not you may want to check them out.

Mags
May 23, 2010, 09:27 PM
Kimber's are fine I have owned 3 with no problems whatsoever. 2 of my friends have Kimbers without malfunctions as well so that is 5 Kimbers with 0 malfunctions. Where does this come into play then? Best of luck during the 500 round break-in.. 50/50 chance of getting a good one. Pure opinionated non fact based internet BS. Most of those horror stories come from the Kimbers with the external extractors which are no longer made. People just love spreading bad info and internet rumors mostly based on second hand yarns. Don't let the rumors of others influence your decision.

cwbjaxfl
May 23, 2010, 09:54 PM
sti 1911 for sure

more forty fives
May 23, 2010, 10:08 PM
I have a Kimber and STI then I went out and bought a Les Baer and Springer because of all the Internet gossip.You know the STI will never let you down Kimber suck's buy a Springer STI customer service sucks and so on.Now I have 4 1911's and none have ever givin me any trouble.Buy what you want. I'm glad I listened to all the crap now I have 4 dependable 1911's:D

Mags
May 23, 2010, 10:24 PM
sti 1911 for sure So where did the OP ask about STI pistols, I love how everyone has to throw in their favorite brand whether or not it was on topic.

Kingofthehill
May 23, 2010, 10:33 PM
So where did the OP ask about STI pistols, I love how everyone has to throw in their favorite brand whether or not it was on topic.

Trying to save him the headache of buying a Kimber.

After he brought up other options, a suggestion of STI came up. And I for one agree with that Suggestion. STI is TOP NOTCH.

JOe

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 05:05 AM
Pure opinionated non fact based internet BS.

would this include your opinion?

Glocked-N-Loaded
May 24, 2010, 07:37 AM
or an Ed Brown Kobra Carry.

Now you're talking! I made the Kimber mistake..... twice! Was a hair pulling exercise thru and thru, my father, well he recently got a Pro TLE II and it's been flawless so far so that's 1 out of 3. WRGADog, do your own research, hit up 1911forum.com and look in the Kimber subsection, I counted 11 threads just on page 1 reporting issues the other day! Kobra Carry is a bit more but man o' man what a sweeeeeet pistol, I'd personally spend the extra scratch and get the Ed Brown and NEVER look back.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 08:13 AM
before deciding. Perhaps a Sig Blackwater 1911 is in order


:eek:

paul45
May 24, 2010, 08:22 AM
should be read before purchasing a kimber.

Just curious....how many Kimbers have you owned? What were the problems you experienced? :)

Mags
May 24, 2010, 08:39 AM
would this include your opinion? Well I actually own Kimbers, how about you? Why don't you quote the whole thing, not just what suits you. Pure opinionated non fact based internet BS. Most of those horror stories come from the Kimbers with the external extractors which are no longer made. People just love spreading bad info and internet rumors mostly based on second hand yarns.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 08:45 AM
Just curious....how many Kimbers have you owned? What were the problems you experienced?


fired them, and have had friends with issues--that's why i would never owned one. that experience is good enough for me to form an opinion ;)

Glocked-N-Loaded
May 24, 2010, 09:07 AM
I never get tired of the ole' Kimber debate. You have those who own them and defend them til the end, then you have those such as myself who haved owned them and would likely never buy another. The ones who currently own them think those of us who have owned them are either crazy in the head, or are lying about having owned one as it would not be plausible for their beloved Kimber to put out junk. I must have been limp wristing it:neener: BTW, I put 750 hair pulling money wasting rounds thru them before getting rid of them just to ensure fairness for their absurd 500 round break-in.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 09:09 AM
Why don't you quote the whole thing, not just what suits you.


golly gee, real mags, sorry my quote wasn't up to your exacting standards.



(the original post in question can be read at any time, by anyone in the world, by the way ;) )

Guns and more
May 24, 2010, 10:47 AM
I did the same thing today but am thinking of getting one of these. (H&K P-30) Unless someone can talk me out of it.
No, I would talk you in to it. I got one when I went to buy a Sig 226. The Sig felt wrong in my hands. The salesman showed me the P-30 and it was like it was made for my hand.
It has never had a failure to fire, and the mechanicals are like a Mercedes. The slide is easy to rack, the slide release is right where my thumb finds it. I have several nice firearms, but the P-30 and the Sig 238 would be the last I'd part with.

Glocked-N-Loaded
May 24, 2010, 11:00 AM
Man my wallet is getting awfully tired of hearing about these P30's!:D I don't know how much more P30 love I can stand to hear before I break down and get one.

Snowdog
May 24, 2010, 11:31 AM
Wow, how depressing to read how Kimber is letting such products leave their doors. My Kimber Classic Custom is absolutely beautiful with absolutely no machine marks or defect, but it's also a series 1 bought in the mid 90's or so.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 12:59 PM
^they were a different company then....

Kingofthehill
May 24, 2010, 03:26 PM
^they were a different company then....

Ain't that the truth!.. They had pride in their workmanship back then.

I refuse to even buy another, no matter when it was built. I have 1 left in my collection and its a first year Clakamas marked model.

I have only put 300 rounds through it and the previous owner had 300... it looks like its only been test fired. It has been flawless and it has fitting that is equal to my Dan wessons.

The others i owned were junk and has left a bad taste in my mouth. Never again.

JOe

oasis618
May 24, 2010, 03:47 PM
I'm going to start posting this face ----> :eek: , at least twice per thread.

ForumSurfer
May 24, 2010, 03:51 PM
My Kimber Pro CDP II looks flawless and performs reliably. Never had a problem with it that wasn't operator inflicted. I haven't fired it too many times, somewhere between 2500 and 3000.

I'm not defending it to the bitter end, but I have had no problems. I would recommend Kimbers to friends any day of the week. I also have a couple of friends who have had similar luck with the full size models.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 03:59 PM
I'm going to start posting this face ----> :eek: , at least twice per thread.



that's my calling card......:eek:

BULLSI
May 24, 2010, 04:01 PM
No, I would talk you in to it. I got one when I went to buy a Sig 226. The Sig felt wrong in my hands. The salesman showed me the P-30 and it was like it was made for my hand.
It has never had a failure to fire, and the mechanicals are like a Mercedes. The slide is easy to rack, the slide release is right where my thumb finds it. I have several nice firearms, but the P-30 and the Sig 238 would be the last I'd part with.

I pretty much spent he whole day Saturday reading about the p30. Couldnt find anything bad except that the right side slide release may rattle, or not I'll find out I guess. One of my local shop has one but I didnt go look at it. I did order it from another shop and saved a hundred dollars though. It comes in Wednesday.

As far as the p238 mine had a stovepipe on every magazine I shot out of it though I have only shot about fifty rounds through it so far. Definitely wont write home to mom about that gun.


As for the op I vote for he ED Brown over the Sig which has the grip you like. But costs alot more than that Kimber though. Or if you search hard enough you might be able to still find a nib Dan Wesson Cbob or you could get the Vbob.

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 04:04 PM
As for the op I vote for he ED Brown over the Sig which has the grip you like.

i don't think there is a man alive that wouldn't vote for an ed brown over a sig.

:eek:


nib Dan Wesson Cbob or you could get the Vbob.

the old, cheaper CBOB's are supposed to only be for the Cali market now, but they've fallen into the hands of various distributors and subsequently ended up on shelves of gunshops in various states.

Glocked-N-Loaded
May 24, 2010, 04:09 PM
If a DW CBOB interests you then you need to look on 1911forum.com in the DW subsection, there is a locater thread there where people post when they find CBOB's, just to help others out.

oasis618
May 24, 2010, 04:09 PM
that's my calling card......:eek:
Damn, you one-upped me again!!!

Just so this post has some sort of relevance to the thread, I have never owned a Kimber but have considered it recently but I have to say the every time I see bad press like this, I get a little farther away from actually purchasing one.

I know Kimber produces more pistols than most manufactures so statistically speaking you will see more failures than with a lower volume builder, but I never hear anything quite as emotionally fueled as with Kimber. Their QC just doesn't seem up to par with some other companies' and producing more pistols isn't an excuse for letting more bad seeds out to retailers. If you build more guns than everyone else, then you should have more quality control inspectors than anyone else.



Just my $.02 and by now I'm sure it's worth even less.

:eek:

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 04:15 PM
Damn, you one-upped me again!!!


lol....:eek:

BULLSI
May 24, 2010, 05:21 PM
If a DW CBOB interests you then you need to look on 1911forum.com in the DW subsection, there is a locater thread there where people post when they find CBOB's, just to help others out.

thats where i found mine.

Lonestar49
May 24, 2010, 07:26 PM
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LMAO.. :D

~ Priceless ~ :eek:


Ls

Full Metal Jacket
May 24, 2010, 07:33 PM
:eek:

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