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Kimber Classic Stainless Target LE

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Dubble-Tapper, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. I have the opportunity to receive a kimber classic stainless target LE on trade for one of my CZs.

    I don't know much about 1911s, but i have fallen in love with the aesthetics of the design as well as the feel of the action and trigger. I am excited to finally own one.

    I've heard many things about Kimber, everything from "they suck" to "flawless" . Can anyone educate me on this model? Are they quality out of the box? Secondly, what are they worth?

    Thanks in advance


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  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Which CZ are you trading?

  3. Bac, thanks for the PM advice. It was helpful.

    Anyone else have one? I've done some research, from what I've gathered it's a series 1 model, which is akin to the series 70 colt design. I've browsed the 1911 forums and kimber guys seem to think these were favorable to the series 2.

    I just don't want a picky gun. I would like to be able to feed it what ever. It does look to be a beautiful pistol. I'm going to pick it up Saturday, so hopefully it functions as good as it looks.

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  4. B_RAD


    Jan 2, 2008
    NW AR
    If bac gave you some advice, I'd quit asking for more and do what he said.
  5. Wyoming


    Feb 3, 2007
    Southwest Wyoming
  6. :rofl:
    fair enough. i just wanted to hear others experience with them. they are still a somewhat mass produced product, so i would have liked to hear multiple opinions, although Brians was the one i was after. i chose to acquire it based on his advice, i guess i just wanted to discuss them with others :dunno:
  7. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    Where's the pics!!!!! :rofl:
  8. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    I would trade if I was you especially if it's a straight up trade.

    I have the CZ P-01 and a Kimber Stainless, not exactly what you have but close. Both guns are great shooters. My Kimber will shoot everything, HP, LSWC, RN, LRN, Hot or bunny fart loads and is very accurate. My CZ will shoot everything and is also very accurate. However, I shoot the 1911 better, you just can't beat a 1911 trigger.
  9. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    You will love it, congrats on a fine 1911.

    I had the rubber grips also and changed it to VZ grips.

  10. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    I would have made that trade in a heartbeat. If I had to guess it was made in '99 or 2000. You did real good as far as I'm concerned. :thumbsup:
  11. Green Dragoon

    Green Dragoon

    May 31, 2009
    I have a "series 1" Classic Custom ....or something like that.

    The pistol has been flawless since I bought it new about 18 years ago.
  12. Glenn0113


    Dec 29, 2014
    Bringing up an old thread, but I do have one of these Kimbers. Serial number K021574. Its a Classic Stainless Target LE. I searched everywhere, everyone said call Kimber for production date. So I called them 4 times and finally got through...they said they don't have serial numbers on record that low and could only guess it was made in the mid 90's. That being said, I bought it new and its been a great firearm.