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My new Kimber Custom II

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ian-NH, Jul 21, 2010.


  1. Ian-NH

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    So I picked this up used recently and made a couple changes to personalize it. I went from the slim VZ grip to the Kimber grips shown, magwell came on it when purchased.

    It looks to have been a very lightly used gun, so I put a few rounds through it to se what kind of things I'd like to swap. Here are some things I'm considering changing. I want a wider slide stop and a slightly bigger mag release. I'd also like to add 3 dot sights, or at the very least do a front dot to contrast the black rear.

    The only other thing that bothers me slightly is when I take a comfortable grip, sometimes my right hand (shooting hand) is too high and doesn't engage the grip safety. Is there a fix for this, do they make a bigger one or one that requires less pressure to engage?

    Other than that I could pretty much say it's perfect for me. Instead of modding it as soon as I bought it I picked up a handful of Kimber mags and a bunch of ammo and am trying to get familiar with it. I guess the real test is next Thursday night when I shoot at something other than paper for the first time in my life, got invited to a bowling pin shoot.

    Here's a picture in accordance with the rules:supergrin:!!

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Ian

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  2. bac1023

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    Looks great.

    I'm a big fan of the Custom II. :)
     

  3. rsxr22

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    good looking gun! i like the mods you made! I personally love VZ grips and have them on all of my 1911's but to each their own. I dont like the slim vz's however
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    Looks great. Me likey the grips. :thumbsup:
     
  5. jrs93accord

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    Outstanding! You will enjoy the Custom II a lot.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

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    Those grips look great with the magwell!
     
  7. Nicko

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    GTDS FOR LIFE

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    Love the grips as well. Congrats
     
  8. pilsbury

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    Sweet pistol-congrats.
     
  9. KillStick

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    nice, bowling pin shooting is a blast; those suckers are tough and don't come apart to easy.
     
  10. ctfireman

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    Nice move!
     
  11. glock2740

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    Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Great gun. Those grips look really good on it too. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jason D

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    Any of the grip safeties with a bump on them would work.
    They would need to be fitted.
     
  13. OrangeDonkey

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    Nice choice...Congrats
     
  14. den888

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    Way cool !
     
  15. dc2integra

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    NICE this will be my next purchase
     
  16. Navitimer

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    Very nice! Congrats on a fine Kimber.