close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

What are you thoughts on the Kimber USMC DET-1?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Substance-P, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Substance-P

    Substance-P Member

    1,060
    0
    Jan 21, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I wasn't really looking for one; however, I ran across one for sale. It is used from a Marine. Has the dawson rail and surefire. Marked US Military Property USMC with a serial of DET1-1XX.

    Does anyone have one? Any thoughts as a possible collector's item.

    Any feedback would great.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  2. cdunn

    cdunn

    412
    0
    Mar 5, 2008
    falls church,va
    get it,most likely you wont get the chance again
     


  3. Substance-P

    Substance-P Member

    1,060
    0
    Jan 21, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I am thinking it might be a rare opportunity...but it ain't cheap:wow:
     
  4. bac1023

    bac1023

    102,405
    2,725
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    It looks like a Custom II with an insane price tag. ;)
     
  5. glock_19guy1983

    glock_19guy1983

    2,555
    0
    Sep 8, 2002
    dixie
    if it is marked USMC property i would say its stolen. They dont get to keep their weapons after they leave the service.
     
  6. Glockster17

    Glockster17 Millennium Member

    462
    28
    Sep 16, 1999
    Central Florida
    Most guys do not get to keep their weapons, however the first 87 "war fighters' of DET-1 had the option to buy their weapon. They are very rare on the open market. I've read in a gun magazine (sorry can't find the article at the moment) that one was sold for a confirmed $5000. It is believed to be the first 1911 with USMC markings. --Rob
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  7. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

    642
    6
    Jul 27, 2009
    I had a few of the early DET-1 guns through my shop. Nothing special.
    Slight evidence of some greater than normal attention to detail on the
    assembly.
    The guns have indeed sold in the 5K range.
    There were a number of the later guns that were sold to the 'public' by
    Kimber. I remember being offered one for $1500 or so. I passed.
    The markings and history are pretty damn cool. 5K cool? Depends on how
    much $ you have.
     
  8. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    9,946
    555
    Feb 28, 2001
    NY
    It doesn't matter how good the quality is or what you think of Kimber. The DET-1 guns will be worth some serious money some day.
     
  9. Ian-NH

    Ian-NH

    277
    0
    Apr 19, 2005
    Raymond NH
    I read the same article, I believe it was in an issue of Combat Tactics, a Guns&Ammo magazine that comes out a couple times a year.
     
  10. majette

    majette

    989
    4
    May 1, 2008
    Norfolk, VA
    buy it. if i could find one used at a good price i would pick it up, sort of a commemorative of my usmc days. used just because i would have to shoot it, there are no safe queens.
     
  11. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    10,272
    18
    Jun 13, 2005
    Tejas
    As a former Marine (87-91) I would not pay that much for the markings, but I would agree as an investment it might be a pretty smart move.
     
  12. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    2,050
    0
    Dec 30, 2007
    Tennessee
    Former Marine?? I get my ass chewed by my buddy who was in the Corps when I say "former Marine", or "Ex-Marine". He always corrects me and tells me there is not such thing as an ex-Marine, "once a Marine, always a Marine". lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  13. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    2,050
    0
    Dec 30, 2007
    Tennessee
    $5K for a Kimber? I don't care if the good lord himself was the gunsmith that built the thing and put his initials under the grips, I would have a serious tough time with that one. It is a cool conversation piece, though. Thank god I was issued a Sig P226 during my days in the Navy.....it is a whole lot cheaper to walk down nostalgia lane.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,098
    458
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    I once made the mistake of referring to a friend as a "former Marine"
    He squared me away rather quickly
     
  15. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    9,946
    555
    Feb 28, 2001
    NY
    For $5K I bet you could find one NIB, I've seen a couple listed on Gunbroker in the last year or so. The last one I seen didn't sell at $3500 but I can't remember if it had been fired or not. I guess a few of them went to Kimber execs. Dave Pennington who posts on a couple of the forums has three of them in his safe. :wow: Here's one that sold for $3800 NIB a couple years ago.




    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=80183
     
  16. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    10,272
    18
    Jun 13, 2005
    Tejas
    Yeah that is a common thought process in fact my dad still has it and he was in the Corps in the 1950s :)

    I really do not subscribe to it myself, I was discharged from active duty in Nov 1991 and from inactive reserve status 3 years latter so I consider myself a "former" Marine. I do not wear the Eagle, Globe & Anchor any longer so I prefer to save the title Marine for those who still do.

    I do belong to my local Marine Corps League (Det 982, Brazoria County, Texas) and most of the guys there do not use the term former so I am a loner I guess :)

    Now I do draw the line at someone calling me a Solider or saying I was in the Army! :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,098
    458
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    I understand Ruggles,......I meant no disrespect.

    I did however, make the mistake of calling a Marine a GRUNT! :wow:
    Not a pretty sight,.......:dunno:
     
  18. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    10,272
    18
    Jun 13, 2005
    Tejas
    Oh none taken at all sir. :)

    Now when I was in Grunt was not a offensive term at all, in fact although I was an MOS 02 / Intel guy all of the MOS 03s Infantry guys called themselves Grunts as did everyone else. In fact my dad was an 03 (actually carried a WWII era "Bazooka") he refers to himself as a Grunt and me as a "Pogey Bait" Marine since I was not a Grunt :)