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New(to me) Kimber Classic Custom

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GroovedG19, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

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    Where are you from friend?
     
  2. GroovedG19

    GroovedG19 Laguna Blue AP2

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    Originally California. Philadelphia, Pa at the moment. What about you? How's life in Arizona?
     

  3. AZ Husker

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    Labor day for most folks means the end of summer. Here is means the end of molten asphalt and the beginning of heavenly weather. Time to polish up the bikes that we sometimes put away like the rest of the country does during the winter. I grew up on a farm in Nebraska where the snow came down sideways. I love my Arizona!
     
  4. GroovedG19

    GroovedG19 Laguna Blue AP2

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    I got a buddy from Omaha. Either him or another guy making fun of him mentioned "nothing but cornfields" or something to that effect. Lol.

    And I'm sure I will like AZ. As its one of the three or four no law concealed carry states(Vermont, Wyoming, Arizona). I might be forgetting one.

    Anyways, back to Kimbers. I have shot a Cold Combat at a range a few years ago. It was a rental. I pull the trigger, it fires twice. I let the shop know, they put it back on the rental display case for the next renter to shoot. Real geniuses.

    That was my first experience with Kimber and it made me not wanna look into or purchase one. But I saw a deal and was like What the hey.
     
  5. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

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    While I own many Kimbers my early edition Gold Combat is my best shooter. Just not practical to carry IWB with that big magwell. I'm ready to remove it.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I just put a few rounds through a current production Custom II. Shoots well, but trigger is godawfully gritty and heavy. The one-piece recoil spring rod reminds me of the Colt XSE family - which luckily can be easily remedied.
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I always thought the Kimber FLGR made it a pain to field strip.
    It makes it easy to take off the top end if you want to switch to a conversion kit upper though.

    I usually switch them out for a GI set up.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    GroovedG19 Laguna Blue AP2

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    I went to the range today and shot 150 rounds of fmj. Two FTF's. Both were the second to last round in the first two mags. After that, no more malfunctions. This was with the two mags that came with the Kimber. I have Wilson and Mecgar mags coming within a few days. Hopefully this will be remedied.
     
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    GroovedG19 Laguna Blue AP2

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    Accuracy again was excellent.
     
  11. GroovedG19

    GroovedG19 Laguna Blue AP2

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    glock2740, thanks!

    AZ_Husker, do you carry a Kimber?

    My Remington R1 has proven itself reliable and accurate with ball and jhp loads. Not a single malfunction so far. As such, it earned a spot in my house gun rotation. Which 1911's do you guys keep for serious defensive work or possibly a duty pistol? The Springfield TRP and the semi customs come to mind.
     
  12. AZ Husker

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    My normal carry is my Kimber Pro SLE that has been bobtailed and worked over by Chuck Rogers. I also spend a lot of time with stainless bobtailed Colt Gov't also from Chuck. At times for fun I'll carry my G312 in 357Sig just because I love the sizzling round, but it feels like a 2x4 compared to a good 1911 and the trigger is barbaric.
     
  13. GroovedG19

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    I used to have a P226 and P229 in .357sig. Speedy round for sure. Too much noise. I didn't wanna subject my ears as to having to shoot without hearing protection during a defensive situation. I traded the Sigs and the caliber away. Fun range round though.

    What jhp/defensive rounds do you use in your Pro SLE?
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    My guess is that you didn't fully seat the rounds back against the spines of the mags.


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  15. AZ Husker

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    For the .45 I prefer Winchester LEO SXT 240gr JHP.
     
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    I make sure to seat them until there's no room left. I highly doubt that's the reason as it happened the previous range trip also. Something else is out of whack here. But I don't know what it is. It situation does appear to be improving as the last 135 rounds were trouble free.
     
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    Exactly the load I have for my 45's. 230gr Winchester Ranger T. Love it. Feeds well in my USP, R1 and Kimber.
     
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    Good minds think alike.
     
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    My Clackamas Custom has been flawless. It's my favorite. :rollsmiley:
     
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    I'm running out of Ranger T's and need a fantastic defense load to replace it.