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Old 02-02-2011, 20:49   #51
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Truth hurts man. Especially when you live in Ohio, how much Ice you got out there today?

Couple of inches on top of about a foot of powder.
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Old 02-02-2011, 20:50   #52
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It is the coldest it has been here all week. A nippy 39!!!! YIKES. My home town is probably 43/44. I need to go home...
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:01   #53
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Couple of inches on top of about a foot of powder.
Yeah, its been a rough winter. Real rough.
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:03   #54
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Yeah, its been a rough winter. Real rough.
We had half an inch of ice once this winter, and shut the whole town and the University down for 3 days.
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:12   #55
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That is also why there are two guys on here that own over 50 1911's each, and they both carry a Kimber daily... Nuff said...
I'd call that a clue...
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:31   #56
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That is also why there are two guys on here that own over 50 1911's each, and they both carry a Kimber daily... Nuff said...
Great post.
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:38   #57
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That is also why there are two guys on here that own over 50 1911's each, and they both carry a Kimber daily... Nuff said...
That's only because Brian doesn't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of having a $5,000-7,000 pistola taken into evidence and being handled by who knows how many people, banging around a property room, and possibly never to return to his carpet.
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:48   #58
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I just got an Eclipse Pro from Buds for $1038. Most accurate gun I own but I had to send it back to Kimber for what I think is extractor problems. It seems to be a common problem with Kimber theese days. It is a good looking gun though, but if Im ever going to carry it it better come back 100% or its down the road.
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Old 02-02-2011, 21:57   #59
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I just got an Eclipse Pro from Buds for $1038. Most accurate gun I own but I had to send it back to Kimber for what I think is extractor problems. It seems to be a common problem with Kimber theese days. It is a good looking gun though, but if Im ever going to carry it it better come back 100% or its down the road.
Don't be a Kimber hater.
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:00   #60
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I've only owned 3 1911's and I prefer the Kimber.
The other two were Colts, though.
It's very accurate and reliable over 2K so far, what should I hate about it?
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:03   #61
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My buddy got a steal on a Kimber 4", it is the lower end model (I'm not well versed in their models), his buddy was a gamble and pill addict. Sold it to him for 300 to get a quick fix on one of the two addictions. He seems to like it a lot, he said the finish was crap so he got it duracoated. He also got a kimber 22 top end for it he likes.
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:04   #62
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:12   #63
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, and possibly never to return to his carpet.
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:29   #64
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I just got an Eclipse Pro from Buds for $1038. Most accurate gun I own but I had to send it back to Kimber for what I think is extractor problems. It seems to be a common problem with Kimber theese days. It is a good looking gun though, but if Im ever going to carry it it better come back 100% or its down the road.
I'm sure after they tune it, it will be just fine. If Kimber seems to have a few more problems than other brands, it's because they sell a hell of alot more 1911's than anyone else. Actually, more than several anyone else's combined. Law of averages.
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Old 02-02-2011, 22:53   #65
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I saw the Kimber and Springfield in a local shop and I really liked them both however it seems Kimber has more options in the higher quality line. I could very well be wrong as I don't have much experience with the nicer quality 1911's. I do like Wilson Combat however they are more expensive than the Kimber by a fair amount. I'm honestly not wanting to spend more than $1,200, but I am willing to spend up to $1,500 out the door. That being said I've really liked the finish of the Kimber Eclipse for a long time now (ever since I first saw one at a gun show about 3 years ago). I don't want to pay for a gun that only looks good because I also want to CCW the weapon so reliability is high important to me. Any feedback from owners or anyone who has ran one through it's paces is appreciated. I am mostly looking for any potential reliability issues as I have heard of people having issues with high end 1911's not feeding hollow points without issues. If there are any other brands in my price range that I should be considering please let me know so I can make sure I'm getting the best bang for my hard earned dollar.

Below is a link to the pistol I am seriously interested in.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=214427494
I dont know if you have a local you deal with but I got a great deal on my Kimber from Kentucky Gun Co. I dealt with a little lady named Sarah and she was awesome. They had several Ultra Raptors and she took several pics of the grips on a couple that she thought were the best looking so I could make the final decision. She shipped that day and I saw my new toy 3 days later. Flawless transaction, great price and great customer service. BTW, The Eclipse was my second choice, I do love the look. Its a bit heavier but I think that finish will hold up better for EDC. I bought my Sig from her too and the transaction was as seemless as the first. I am probably gonna call her today and order the S&W M&P I've been eye ballin for a few weeks.

For what it's worth, I have 900 down the pipe on my Ultra Raptor without one issue. Love my Kimber =)

http://www.kygunco.com/products2.cfm/ID/1848 It says out of stock but I know the website is not always up to date.

If you talk to Sarah, tell her the guy that named his Kimber after her sent you! lol
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Old 02-02-2011, 23:11   #66
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Just an additional data point: I had a Kimber Pro Raptor II that I purchased for carry so as not to jeopardize any of my better 1911s. It could not be made reliable so I traded it away to someone that knew its problems but thought that he wanted a Kimber.

Regarding my future purchase of Kimbers: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on...
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Old 02-03-2011, 00:32   #67
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This has been great!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope there is more to come,i'm bored w/tv!
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:12   #68
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My Kimber said it needed 500 rds breakin, I had a hiccup or two in there.

After that none since, its been fed a decent bit of wwb, and HST

I bet there are owners of ferraris out there that have problems too, doesnt mean a vette wont keep you happy.

I'll be buying more Kimbers, for those pushing for $2000+ handguns, I'd love to see you carry your WC, or LesBaer, as religiously as I do my Kimber.
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Where did you get those grips? Those are very nice.
From Kimber.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:57   #70
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That's only because Brian doesn't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of having a $5,000-7,000 pistola taken into evidence and being handled by who knows how many people, banging around a property room, and possibly never to return to his carpet.


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Old 02-03-2011, 02:48   #71
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I <3 my Kimber. But there are other fine choices available too.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:24   #72
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For $1200 - 1500..........get a TRP.
Now you're talkin.....closer to the low end of that range.

Also, there were two NIB Les Baers for sale last week and both were mid $1,500's, both steel blued. One a TRS and the other a Custom Carry

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That's only because Brian doesn't want to have to deal with the heartbreak of having a $5,000-7,000 pistola taken into evidence and being handled by who knows how many people, banging around a property room, and possibly never to return to his carpet.
Yep, hate seeing an Heirloom Precision groped by an untrained eye/hands.


Now back to Kimber hating...I will never own one. Just too many better builds.
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How was I not respecting your opinion? Just didn't see a lot of Kimber bashing that's all. I have no problem with Kimber.
Strike 2.
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1) There aren't any Kimber haters in this thread. The only negative comment was from Samuse and he has a negative comment for everything.

2) I have two Kimbers and don't love them.

3) You spelled "information" wrong.

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From Kimber.

Those are pretty nice. Of course the Army ones are out of stock right now.

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