close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Kimber TLE II/RL

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mdommel, Jul 3, 2011.


  1. mdommel

    mdommel
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    3
    0
    I used the search feature and did not find any infomation I was looking for. In the upcomming weeks I am looking at buying my first 1911. My heart is set on the Kimber TLE II/RL 4 inch barrel. I am looking for any feedback, good or bad. All help is greatly appreciated.
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. woodrowNC

    woodrowNC
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    1,180
    0
    Location:
    nc, in the woods part
    check the sticky up top for starters. lots of kimber fans here.
     

  3. Ruggles

    Ruggles
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    10,272
    18
    Location:
    Tejas
    I have always liked that model in either stainless or the traditional finish. I think you will be happy with it. The only down side is holsters will be tougher to find for it due to the rail if you plan to carry it. You can find them, it will just take a little more looking is all.
     
  4. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911
    Expand Collapse
    >

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    9,712
    1
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    If you are deadset on a Kimber, that is a good choice. Lots of bang for the buck.
     
  5. Will-21

    Will-21
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    607
    0
    Location:
    Southern Nevada
    I used to have the 5" Custom TLE/RL II. Great shooting weapon. Lots weight on the muzzle end. Followup shots were perceived as easier.

    I ended up selling it and my MC Operator because I preferred the light in my hand as opposed to being mounted on the weapon.

    Your mileage may vary. Give it a try. I have a few friends who really like theirs.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #5 Will-21, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  6. denn1911

    denn1911
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    1,643
    0
    Location:
    New England
    My wife has a 4" stainless Kimber Pro TLE II/RL, and it's been flawless. In my opinion, the fit and look is very nice, and it shoots great. I say go for it and good luck!
     
  7. swinokur

    swinokur
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    2,255
    1
    Location:
    Montgomery County, MD
    I have a 5 inch. Love mine. never a problem
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740
    Expand Collapse
    Gun lover.

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    18,888
    13
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    As many Kimbers as I have and I can't believe that I don't own a TLE yet. :dunno:It's probably favorite model other than the Gold Combat. I say go for it. :thumbsup:
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    101,827
    2,436
    Location:
    PA
    I like my Kimbers quite a bit.
     
  10. Scamp

    Scamp
    Expand Collapse
    Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    2,253
    1
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Great guns!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Ruggles

    Ruggles
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    10,272
    18
    Location:
    Tejas
    Love me a 1911 with some wear on it! Nice gun :)
     
  12. mdommel

    mdommel
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    3
    0
    Thank you all for your replies. Now all I need is to find a dealer that has them. I visited 3 dealers and they had none in stock. All 3 said that I would possibly be looking at a 6-8 month waiting period, that is Kimbers turn around time for orders. I am diligent and will keep searching. When it is in hand, I will be sure to post pictures......... because I know that without pictures, it did not happen. LOL!
     
  13. Ruggles

    Ruggles
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    10,272
    18
    Location:
    Tejas
    They have a stainless steel one at Carters Country in Houston, I can provide the contact info if you are interested. It is not priced all that low at $1288 but it is there. :wavey:
     
  14. swinokur

    swinokur
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    2,255
    1
    Location:
    Montgomery County, MD
    My TLE took exactly 8 months. They're like Milt Sparks holsters. demand is very high
     
  15. tx787

    tx787
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    2,355
    0
    I have the Kimber Custom II which is the more basic version of the TLE (same internals) and it's been excellent for 1,200 rounds. I do have issues with the factory mag but with Wilson mags it's 100% reliable. I do wish I got the TLE, the night sights and frontstrap checking are easily worth the price bump. Don't pay over $1,100 though.

    [​IMG]
     
    #15 tx787, Jul 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011
  16. Ruggles

    Ruggles
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    10,272
    18
    Location:
    Tejas
    TLEs in 5" seem to be a lot more available around here than TLEs in 4" version. This is even more true with the rails.
     
  17. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve
    Expand Collapse
    Decap Pin Killa

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    18,074
    17
    Location:
    Old Colorado City
    The TLE II I had several years back was a real turd. Even after a trip back to Yonkers, it didn't run right. Shame. I really wanted to like that gun.

    I know a lot of guys like them. I wish you better luck than I had.
     
  18. Navitimer

    Navitimer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    816
    0
    I love my TLE II - I don't have the rail version, just the regular. It's been great with no problems. Just got some new grips in the mail today, so i need to post some pics.