close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

I handled a Kimber for the first time

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RRrider, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. RRrider

    RRrider

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    actually first time with a 1911 in my hand.

    Crap. Why didn't someone warn me NOT to touch a Kimber.

    If felt like a quality gun, I am very impressed, my wallet will not like me too much.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  2. ancient_serpent

    ancient_serpent

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,113
    Likes Received:
    232
    I have had nothing but luck with the three I've purchased over the years. Bought the last one back in '05, I think.
     

  3. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2001
    Messages:
    10,954
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Location:
    NY
    I much prefer the older Kimbers but a good friend bought a new one over the summer and it shoots very well.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Then whatever you do, don't go fondling a Wilson/Guncrafter/Nighthawk/Baer/Brown...etc. :tongueout: :rofl:
     
  5. ajgranda

    ajgranda

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Westchester, NY
    Exactly! The first 1911 I ever handled was a Kimber SIS. It felt like a great quality gun, coming from Glocks. Then I handled some Wilsons, NHC, Ed Browns and 2010-11 DWs, WOW!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  6. itstime

    itstime

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    USA
    Welcome to the bigs. Once the 1911 bug hits you there is no return.
     
  7. glockarmor

    glockarmor

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central Indiana
    It seems to work that way for me when I handle 1911s.. I don't care for the feel of a 3.5 barrel but other than that they all feel either very good or better. :)
     
  8. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    6,204
    Likes Received:
    232
    Location:
    Pensacola, FL
    And ruin everything for you. Nonsense.

    I like my Kimbers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,280
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central FL
    Congrats, brotha. You've been bit. I love every one of mine. Threads like this make the statement in my sig totally worth it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  10. Jack Black

    Jack Black

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2000
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Vegas Baby!
    I love my Kimber. Mine was an almost like new Series I, but my dad bought 2 within the last year and they have been reliable as well. Though there's no denying there are better 1911s out there.
     
  11. Giggity

    Giggity Holster Maker

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    My wife really likes her Stainless Ultra Carry.

    I keep trying to sway her towards a quality gun though.