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Kimber Custom II - is $500 a decent deal?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marktx, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. marktx

    marktx Well-Known Member

    A guy at work is selling a Kimber Custom II.... don't really know much about it other than he had night sights added by a shop. He says he has only put a couple boxes through it and it's been pretty reliable other than an occasional stovepipe. He wants $500 for it, says he paid around $800 for it new.

    I want a Springfield TRP but haven't talked myself into spending $1200.... figure that this thing might scratch the 1911 itch for a while. I have heard conflicting reports about Kimber quality and would just as rather avoid a "bargain" that is really a pain.
  2. Kindrox

    Kindrox Well-Known Member

    It sounds like a good price compared to a new one, but I'd take any Kimber to the range before buying it. Yes yes I know lots of folks have Kimbers and love them, but doggonit, twice now a guy next to me at the range has been shooting a 3" Kimber 45 and jamming every few rounds. It's a mental think I can't shake about 3" Kimbers.
  3. tbtrout

    tbtrout Well-Known Member

    For $500 I would buy it. After I asked why is he selling it so cheap?
  4. wrc376

    wrc376 member

    buy it, stovepipes can be fixed. common problems are ejector and extractor. it may be a really easy fix.

    off hand i cant think of any "major" problem that would cause a stovepipe
  5. shiftyer1

    shiftyer1 Well-Known Member

    I've been trying to get a 500 dollar Kimber for quite awhile now. Everyone i've taked to that has one loves it. If your near austin let me know if you don't want it.
  6. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    The guy probably had a bad slide stop, like I did. The slide would lock every few rounds:cuss:
  7. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    Great price! Take to a Gunsmith to look over.

    It's kinda lika used car. Normally I would say to do this, but 500 is low for this gun.
  8. kamagong

    kamagong Well-Known Member

    That's a very good price, and I'd jump on it if the condition is good. Not only that, but because it is a used gun you can actually shoot it before you buy and make sure that it doesn't have any problems.
  9. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    That's a good price on a really decent pistol. I have been very happy with mine, so much so that it's in the EDC rotation.
  10. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    of all the kimber 1911's i have shot, and trained with which have been many of thier models, and a wide range of cost they have all been reliable, and accurate. I think the custom 2 is a good value in a 1911. i would buy it for that price.
  11. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    That's a great price on a good pistol. I have one...love it. Got it because the rental at the range had 70,000+ rounds through it and after a new barrel and some springs and it's running today with another 10,000 already through her.

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