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Kimber Goes 10mm Auto

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by agtman, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. agtman

    agtman Well-Known Member

    The resurgence of the 10mm Auto continues. :)

    A 10mm Stainless Target II from Kimber.

    Detective Crockett would come out of retirement for one of these:


  2. WonderNine

    WonderNine member


    I may have a new #1 on my to buy list. :D
  3. Mossyrock

    Mossyrock Well-Known Member

    Oh, I am in SOOOO much trouble......
  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Oh great :banghead: LIMITED production which means there's another pistol I want that I won't have a chance in getting :(
  5. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Well-Known Member

    Ah man! I want one! :eek:

    Time to start saving the pennies....
  6. John Forsyth

    John Forsyth Well-Known Member

    Let's see, I already have a .45ACP CST (Pre II) and a Caspian single stack 10mm/.40S&W. I think I will pass, but I am glad to see they are making them.
  7. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    GO TEN! Nice to see another gun company take a second look at the 10mm.

    Of course, the Perfect gun for the FBI HRT and other teams has been
    right in front of them all along.

    A hi quality 1911 in 10MM. More power than a .45 acp. Shoots flatter
    and offers better tactical penetration, should some real loads be utilized.

    Would be even nicer to see the Kimber polymer framed pistols offered
    in 10MM. More affordable for us folks who can't afford $1200, but $600
    is ok.

    They already have a good name for them. BP TEN:)
  8. Tacblack

    Tacblack Well-Known Member

    Does anyone else get tired of gunmakers only making other calibers in stainless finish. Kimber, Springfield and some others do this. Sorry to change thread point. I think its cool and they should make other calibers but I don't want a stainless finish.

    Hope they do it the last rep I talked to told me years ago the 9mm, super and 40's were coming to the store and they never made them.
  9. AndABeer

    AndABeer Well-Known Member

    much as I wanna support any new 10 coming on the market, I have had too much trouble with the "II" series (both ends of the spectrum of full auto and failure to fire at all), the pre-"II"s were/are great pistols though
  10. tlhelmer

    tlhelmer Well-Known Member

    Dont flame me for a question, but... Can a Kimber stand up to the extra wear and power of the 10mm?
  11. John Forsyth

    John Forsyth Well-Known Member

    Do not see a problem there at all. Strength has not been one of Kimbers problems.
  12. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

  13. agtman

    agtman Well-Known Member

    "Of course the Perfect gun for the FBI HRT and other teams has been right in front of them all along. A high quality 1911 in 10MM ..."

    You got that right.

    And given their current design specs, a Bureau HRT 1911 in 10mm Auto would look almost identical to this:



    :what: :neener:

    LAPD SWAT likes their .45 Kimbers. Maybe the Bureau will take a cue from Kimber's new 10mm. Well, one can always hope. :scrutiny:

  14. nvrquit

    nvrquit Well-Known Member

    Da$n! Another 10mm...

    ... in an action style that I don't prefer(personal choice, not a blanket condemnation)!

    Why can't CZ produce the CZ97B in a 10mm version. The CZ feel without dealing with the EAA to get it in a 10mm... ahhh, how sweeeeetttt it would be!

    However, just seeing yet another NEW 10mm from a different maunfacturer is very heartening. Who ever said the 10mm was dead. Long live King10mm!

    $1200 makes me wince, $600 causes me to think hard on the decision(it can done, but it's not an automatic "okay"). Hey, I was raised Penna. Dutch style, so the thought is "money comes too slow and goes too fast".
  15. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Read closer guys, the MSRP is $1,026, which means the street price will be more like $800 or so.
  16. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member


    Dont worry about Limited Edition as it means that it will probably be sold next year as a production gun if the demand for this pistol is high enough.
  17. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Just out of curiosity, will the gun use standard 1911 magazines, or does it have it's own magazines?

    Sorry, I'm just a big fan of magazine redundancy. :)
  18. agtman

    agtman Well-Known Member

    10mm mags.

    The Kimber 10mm should be compatible with any 10mm mag that would work in other single-stack 10mm 1911s, e.g., Colt DE, DW Razorback, etc.

    This would certainly include use of the 8-rd Colt factory DE mags, Wilson's 8-rd 10mm mag, Metalform's 8-rd mags (plus their as-yet-unseen 10-rd 10mm mag), CMC's 9-rd 10mm mags, and the new 9-&-10-rd CobraTripp 10mm/.40cal mags from the guy at Tripp Research.

    In short, there should be plenty of mag options for the new 10mm Kimber.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2003
  19. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    Many people have urged CZ to make a 10mm. Mostly those
    seeking a Compact version of the 97B in TEN.

    CZ-USA makes up only 15% of the world-wide CZUB market.
    The powers that be at CZ don't want to make any gun that
    will only sell to a few thousand people.

    All that is needed to make a TEN out of the current 97B is a Bar-Sto
    or other custom barrel. Then add Witness mags. They and .45 mags
    are both made by Mec-Gar.

    The 97B was designed around S&B Hardball ammo. I really doubt
    if the existing 97B design's muzzle bushing would stand up to the
    pounding of hot 10mms. Maybe- i'm wrong about this.

    I only run Hardball in my 97B, but find myself shooting 10mm more
    and more. The Witness doesn't have/need a threaded barrel bushing
    and i think is a superior platform for the 10mm.

    Have you guys seen the new Witness Hunter Pro??

  20. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! :eek:

    First the Razorback, then the Kimber 10mm, and now this... so much for the dead cartridge! :D

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