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North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Drops Kimber

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Feb 6, 2011.


  1. polizei1

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    It WAS Quack

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  2. cdunn

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    if they would have asked me it would have saved them some time.they could have went straight to something good.it makes me laugh.
     

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    Well that sucks for Kimber. I wonder if they were using Kimber magazines? I wonder if they tried some good magazines? Possibly could have saved them from having to replace these guns.
     
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    QFT. Add the FPS that has been known to fail, I'm surprised these go into harms way on a regular basis.
     
  5. MD357

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    How would using Kimber mags keep the safety and sights from falling off? :supergrin:
     
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    Mine doesn't even have a "safety button", it must've already fallen off.
     
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    What a joke. :upeyes:
     
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    Well personally I don't believe a word of it. If the safties were falling off, then those were Taurus PT1911's and the reporter just didn't do a very good job of getting his facts straight. :rofl:
     
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    Agreed, how the hell did the safety fall out on that many guns, did they dismantle for cleaning and not put it back right. I have heard issues with Kimbers but never a safety failing out. There is more here and the reporter probably doesn't know much about guns :dunno:

    "Ledford said, his agents documented 289 malfunctions with the pistols during training exercises."
     
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    So Kimber bad = Sig good in handguns

    and Sig bad = Bushmaster good in rifles.

    Seems to be a odd circle :)

    Now how the heck do I get that $1 for a handgun deal ?
     
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    You should go to work for that Dept. You can buy their 2 yr old worn out guns and get your duty gun for a buck when you retire. :supergrin:
     
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    I'd gladly take one of those "worn out" $326 Sigs. :whistling:
     
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    I second that!
     
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    Where is Nick with his new favorite word?:rofl:
     
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    At one time Kimber made a EXCELLENT weapon. They established their name, and started cutting corners.:dunno:
     
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    reminds me of some restaurants I use to go to.:supergrin:
     
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    This Kimber thread is officially a Kimber thread.:rofl:
     
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    Yeah, sounds like they have a pretty sweet gig going, upgrading every couple of years and allowing their agents to buy the "old" guns at deeply discounted rates. Upgrading also from trading Sig assault rifles to Bushmaster M4's with EoTech's in Class 3 configuration. I bet the traded Sig rifles had some sort of EoTech/Aimpoint on it that didn't get traded with it & ended up at home with some agents. Sucks to know this agency that is in my state is "needing" to upgrade so often. I know they claim the funds were from confiscated money, but I'm sure that money could have gone to something more worthwhile that my taxes are currently paying for. Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of law enforcement being equipped with quality, reliable weapons, but their practice seems a bit suspect. From what the article said, they were exempt from having to go through bidding processes for new weapons, because they were just trading guns. Hopefully this article will shed some light on their practices and ensure they don't abuse the process. I think the NC ALE is getting as much if not more bad press than Kimber over this, at least here locally. I frankly wonder if the whole issue with Kimber being unreliable is completely accurate or just another excuse to get new guns.