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Kimber Ultra RCP II

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by anapex, Jan 13, 2004.

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  1. anapex

    anapex Member

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    Anyone ever to get handle one of these? If so well does the "guttersnipe" style sight workout?

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/special.php

    I like the idea for it, it looks like it'd be great for a carry gun. Just don't quite like the price for it.
     
  2. GunNut

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    I held one on Saturday. It's a nice feeling little gun, would be great with a Crimson Trace Laser Grip.

    The gutter snipe sight was different, but was fairly easy to line up.

    Not bad, but pushing $1K.....maybe if that lottery ticket comes through.

    Think I'll pass for now.

    Steve
     
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    I fondled one at the gun shop a few weeks ago.

    I really liked how it felt, and if one can get used to the sights I'd expect it would make a good carry gun (assuming all the talk lately about Kimber's slip in quality is just talk).

    If I ever buy a Kimber Ultra I want the grips from the RCP (I think an Eclipse with those black grips would look sweet).

    I also like the shorter beaver tail.
     
  4. A Johnston

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    Having only handled and disassembled, but not shot one, here is my limited $0.02......
    While the gun may have it’s place in ones handgun battery it’s my opinion that these guns are way too small for their intended purpose as a primary carry gun and the marketing ploy that Kimber has built around this gun (Refined Carry Pistol) is just that..... smart marketing. I for one wouldn’t be too comfortable carrying a gun without any sights ‘cause if I have to shoot someone I’d like to make sure I hit my mark..... sights generally help in that regard. In the role of a back up gun the RCP2 might have some valid points but for a gun I may have to fight for my life with I would still prefer something bigger and easier to use.... Oh yeah and a good set of sights is always helpful. ;)
     
  5. Hawkman

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    I bought the first one I saw, and put about 200 rounds through it. I found it very difficult to adapt to the gutter-type sights, but then this is a deep concealment close-range pistol. I decided it was not applicable to the broad range of situations I encounter every day so I sold it.
     
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    Buy mine for $800!! I've only got about 50 rounds through it. I have to admit that at first I did not like not having conventional sights but once I started shooting it I realized I was still hitting with regularity. I'd like to keep it but I really need to reduce my handgun inventory!! My loss is your gain. It would pass as new. Let me know if you're interested.
    Jeff
     
  7. blue_eyed_spy

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    your RCP

    Jeff,

    Is your RCP the external extractor model or non-external extractor if non is it still avalilble?

    -Matt
     
  8. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    We had a brand new one come into the store on Friday, as a "special order"
    item for one of our customers. I got to handle it, but wasn't impressed one
    least little bit. If I must say so, its more ugly than a GLOCK~!:uhoh: :eek:
     
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