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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by opskmallory, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. opskmallory

    opskmallory

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    You don't go to the gun store right after you deposit your annual "holiday in lieu" check and all your other Christmas shopping is done.

    You might leave with one of these.

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    I had made the decision a few weeks back to start looking at a full-size 1911 to add to my stable. I have a Springfield Ultra-Compact that I've been very happy with. I narrowed down to the TRP or an SIS RL. I just barely learned, while hunting for the SIS RL, that they have been discontinued and was having a tough time finding an RL model. So I decided on a TRP, mostly due to lack of availability of the Kimber.

    Well today, I went into a local shop while my girlfriend was across the street at the mall buying jeans. And I found this beauty. And I bought it. I really like the TRP and would like to own one some day. But there are things I prefer about the Kimber, including the fixed sights with cocking shoulder, teflon finish, and lack of magwell. It helps that the gun shop gives a small law enforcement discount, which saved me about $100.00.

    Merry Christmas to me!
     
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    Congrats on your early Christmas gift :cool:
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Very Nice!
     
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    I had a non railed SIS for awhile, It was probably one of the better guns Kimber ever made
     
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    It's pretty obvious that your Christmas shopping was NOT done.
    Santa is a good man.
     
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    Merry Christmas! Nice.
     
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    Very nice... I really like the railed 1911's...
     
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    Great looking gun...Congrats!
     
  13. opskmallory

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    My gun thanks you for the compliments. I'm hoping to get it to the range on Friday or Saturday. I'll report results back then.

    In the meantime, does anyone know how the KimPro II finish holds up against kydex, specifically in a Serpa (NOT a Sportster) holster? I'm looking to get some nice leather made for this, but in the meantime thought about picking up a Blackhawk to use. My Glocks handle it just fine, but this cost twice as much as any of my other guns, so I'd like to make sure it doesn't get fooked up. Anyone have an experience with that?
     
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    Very nice 1911 !
     
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    Wears very quickly in kydex im my experience.
     
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    CONGRATS! That is a beautiful Kimber. I plan on having an SIS one day.
     
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    You just about have every Kimber model out there you might as well have one of each. :cool:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Geez...so much for you x-mas money. Still, I cannot think of a better way to spend the money when it comes to treating yourself. That is an awesome firearm.
     
  20. opskmallory

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    Yeah, I almost felt guilty...but not quite. But we all knows guns, (especially good guns) are an investment.

    I try to look at it less like spending money, and more like converting money into things that go bang. And should the need ever arise (gasp) that I need to convert it back to money, I should be able to do so fairly easily. It's not like I spent it on a big-ass TV that will be obsolete in a year. :)

    48 hours to range day. I can't wait.