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Kimber KPD

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by darwin25, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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  2. Kaiser Soze

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    There seems to be a lot of similarities between the Kimber KPD and the Steyr M1A pistol...and it'll probably cost more here in the Philippines since it's a Kimber...

    Kimber KPD

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    Steyr M1A

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  3. zorkd

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    but yeah, it will surely be more expensive than the steyr, the steyr bumebenta na for $300 sa US daw eh
     
  4. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    I happen to like the aesthetics and design ideas behind both guns, but if I were to choose, I would definitely go to the Kimber PD for the reason that I hate any type of internal locking device on any type of firearm. YMMV.

    As far as I'm concerned, internal locking devices on firearms are just another added complexity that may or may not fail, but I don't see any reason for having them if you have already established and are religiously practicing a well-thought out and safe firearms handling regimen.
     
  5. junex

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    Actually according to Kimber's site, the KPD also has an integral locking system with key.

    It also has a magazine disconnect safety. Initial review of the magazine safety by John Franam:

    http://www.defense-training.com/quips/09Feb06.html

    I bought a Steyr from WSC. Tried out the lock just to see how it works. Haven't used it since. Keys are still inserted in the case since I didn't see any need to use it.

    Love my M40, specially the sights......but then again that's just me. :supergrin:
     
  6. HEAVY

    HEAVY "Verify!"

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    my money goes to the steyr.

    i think it's prettier. :hearts: (that's not to say the kpd is ugly, it's not half bad either)

    i like pretty guns. which is why i love the 1911 and revolvers.

    to me guns must be both reliable and aesthetically pleasing.

    my guns are not tools, they're toys. i like pretty toys.

    my only "ugly" gun is my glock 19.

    but i do love it for it's simplicity and ease of operation.

    the steyr m9a1 is on my list of "will buy that soon" guns.

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Kaiser Soze

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    They look great and probably shoot great too because of ergonomics, but I hate the fact that there aren't any good holsters available for them right now! This is like the HS/XD thing a few months ago, you had to use a crappy nylon holster... Bien and Manny ordered some Blackhawk Serpas for them, so ok na for HS/XD owners...hopefully BlackHawk will also make for the Steyr...
     
  8. Punisher_nbi45

    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    i also observed that the KPD slide/frame/grip design is similar if not close to the Steyr MA1 ,S& W M&P, Walther, beretta plinkers, XD/HS2K, H&K.

    They are really trying to compete with the GASTON tupperware.