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    Cool Advice on KIMBER 1911

    Hello,

    I am looking to get myself another 1911 for a late Christmas present I have various other 1911s and would like to add Kimber to my next choice. I would be getting the Stainless Gold Match II. Can anyone give me their experience with this model? How is the trigger, crisp, lot of pre-travel, creep etc? All information is greatly appreciated. Thank you..

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    There seems to be a lot of kimber haters out there for some reason. My dad had one when I was a kid and it was amazingly accurate. I bought a 3" CDP II last year and I love it as well. It has extra checkering under the trigger and front of the grip that other 1911s don't have. Impressively accurate especially for such a small pistol. The short feed ramp means it is a little picky on ammo. It doesn't like V shaped bullets like hornady defense rounds.

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    Love my Kimbers, Tactical Custom II and a Pro Raptor II. The only thing I hate about them was the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKH2O View Post
    Love my Kimbers, Tactical Custom II and a Pro Raptor II. The only thing I hate about them was the price.
    That would be my thoughts, if I am going to spend that kind of money I would buy a Colt.
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    I have a kimber ultra carry 3" has yet to have any issue with feeding. I have been running Hornady self-defense rounds no issues at all been on my hip two years.

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    nice

    Thanks for the information everyone I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campo6245 View Post
    Thanks for the information everyone I really appreciate it.
    My everyday carry is a Kimber Pro CDP II. I tested the reliability of it by firing over 2000 rounds over the course of 6 months without ever cleaning it or oiling it. I had to know if it was going to work when I needed it to. I've shot just about any type / brand of ammo that you can think of through it including a large mix of handloads. The ONLY issue i've ever had was one stovepipe from a handload using some range pickup blazer brass w/ small primer + 185 gr. cast lead roundnose with a light loading of titegroup powder.
    I too, don't understand all the hatred towards Kimbers. I trust my life with one every day.
    Last edited by FBrinson; 12-21-2013 at 12:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBrinson View Post
    My everyday carry is a Kimber Pro CDP II. I tested the reliability of it by firing over 2000 rounds over the course of 6 months without ever cleaning it or oiling it. I had to know if it was going to work when I needed it to. I've shot just about any type / brand of ammo that you can think of through it including a large mix of handloads. The ONLY issue i've ever had was one stovepipe from a handload using some range pickup blazer brass w/ small primer + 185 gr. cast lead roundnose with a light loading of titegroup powder.
    I too, don't understand all the hatred towards Kimbers. I trust my life with one every day.
    I'm very happy with my two Kimbers. I've owned Colts that I enjoyed, but being a lefty, the Kimbers offered me a gun with ambidextrous safeties. I was told that Wilson made ambidextrous safeties that would fit the Colt, but I wasn't comfortable having them put them on the Colts. Another reason I went with Kimber is I couldn't afford a Nighthawk..... Guns are like trucks, some like Chevy's, some like Fords, but man you sure do see a lot of Dodges on the road.........I drive a Nissan Frontier, lol

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