Kimber in the future


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farm23
December 27, 2012, 01:24 PM
My EDC is an old Star PD and it has been good for thousands of rounds. Over Christmas I had the oppurtinuty to shoot a 5 year old Kimer and realized how loose my Star has become. I looked on their web site for a 4" model with night sights and close to 28 oz. They have a lot of offerings but I did not see one [I may have not looked close enough]. Does anyone know the Kinber line and can direct me or give me a model number I am only interested in 1911 style and 45 calilber.

I was shooting some 230 gr lead reloads which are hard for any 1911 to handle and the Kimber did not have one ftf.

Thanks for the help

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hAkron
December 27, 2012, 06:34 PM
I was shooting some 230 gr lead reloads which are hard for any 1911 to handle and the Kimber did not have one ftf.


What do you mean? Semi wad cutters and hollow points can be difficult in some 1911's, but if you mean 230 gr lead round nose (ball), that's the round the gun was designed to use.

burk
December 27, 2012, 06:54 PM
I agree, 230 Grain FMJ is the optimum ammo for 1911 break in and range use.

As far as Kimber I have a Pro CDP which I love. Kimber has a great line of 4" and 3" carry 1911's. I suspect that the CDP Pro, Super Carry Pro, Pro TLE, Stainless Pro TLE, and the Pro Raptor all fit your description in 4" guns. They make a good gun if you break them in, I personally feel a lot of the stock 4" Kimbers are under sprung, I did switch mine out to a Wolff X-power and it seems to be much less pick on ammo since the switch.

Blue68f100
December 27, 2012, 06:56 PM
If I recall the TLE models have the night sights and other options.

farm23
December 28, 2012, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the suggestions, I will try and call Kimber today. The TLE do seem to have night sights but I was unable to find one with 4" barrel and under 30 oz. My old Star was 27 oz.

Your are correct the 45 was designed for FMJ but the reloads we were using were lead with no jacket and the quality control was not that good. Still the Kimber handled everything.

farm23
December 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
I just called Kimber and they do have what I want. A "Compact CDP II". It has a 4" barrel, 27 oz, night sights, 7 rounds and $1331,00 list. I guess these days everyone is proud of what they make. I asked about the Al frame and they said their testing showed almost no difference between the Steel and Al frames.

BigJimP
December 28, 2012, 03:32 PM
Kimber Tactical Pro II ...is another model that is under 30 oz...

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/tactical-ii/tactical-pro-ii

I have one in 9mm that's been a decent gun..../ if you think $ 1,300 is high end for a 1911....don't go near a Wilson Combat, Ed Brown or Nighthawk website...?? :D ...all 3 of those mfg's will put anything Kimber makes, in my opinion, to shame...but you'll pay closer to $ 2,500 - $ 3,500 for the priveledge... ( $1,300 is even mid-range in Kimber's offerings...) with their custom shop like the Gold Combat stainless II models...etc..being around $2,200...

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