I am considering purchasing a Kimber Eclipse Custom II but have some questions and concerns aimed at the gun and possibly general handgun knowledge as well.
To start with, I have to say one of the major things that is drawing me to this gun is the beauty of the thing. I have seen several up close and behind glass and I have to say its one of the most beautiful 1911s I have ever seen. However the 1911 I currently own is a high standard with a OD green/brown frame and a black slide. Its a fairly rugged finish that doesnt require much of anything to do. Am I going to be pampering this Eclipse Custom II finish?
I do not do competitions. I only have weapons for self defense purposes. I open carry my 1911 (kind of why I want something prettier
) on a regular basis and like to carry hollow points. However, whenever I attempt to fire hollowpoints through my 1911, as expected, there is sometimes
a failure to feed and the bullet will stop on the ramp. Is the Kimber maybe a little better with feeding in hollow points? Perhaps someone knows somewhere to get powrball ammo for cheap? <-- not likely I suspect. ha.
I see that the gun is available in 10mm. Why 10mm? are 10mm rounds expensive? Are they widley available or at places like DICKS sporting goods? What is the recoil like? I currently find .45 to be a round I am fairly comfortable with and like it much better than .40 which I find to be a bucking mule in my hand (I am not a large man). Are the Eclipse models able to fire +P 45?
ok thats enough outta me
I also have been looking at some of these S&W 1911s here :-P