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    On TGO, an individual has a Kimber .45 ultra carry II for sale for $850. I checked and the magazine holds 7 rds. Is this a good price for this firearm? I was hoping to find something that held at least 10rds, but the .45s I have seen and have been looking at only seem to hold 7-8 rds.

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    What you are looking at is a 1911. Is that what you want? I have five of them and love them more than any of my other handguns, but I prefer that platform. So you have to ask yourself: What do I want?Single action?Double action? Single stack? Double stack?

    You can get a Springfield XD in .45 that can hold twice as many rounds for almost half the price (850 for a used Kimber Ultra Carryis too much, BTW).

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    1911s were originally designed to hold 7 rounds in there magazines. They now make magazines in greater capacity. I have a chip mccormick 10rd mag, but it sticks out about 1.5"-1.75" from the grip. Para also makes double stack 1911s that are 14rd but they are much thicker.

    AnXD and even with the compact mag the gun is a 10+1, while the 13rd makes it 13+1

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    I have a PARAORD LDA single-stack compact. Great carry, with its short clip. Note that most (all?) 1911 clones, knock-offs or compact versions accept the longer original single-stack mags. I carry mine with it's specific mag, but if I also carry an extra mag, I carry one of the longer ones. In a fire-fight I really don't care if the follow-up mag sticks out the bottom a bit. Plus I use a Chip McC. long mag that has the rubber thingy on the bottom that "captures" the bottom of your hand and helps control the firearm in "battle mode".

    Good luck. BTW #1: do check out the ParaOrds for no other reason than the Light Double Action (LDA) trigger. It's spectacular and you don't have to deal with the locked and cocked issues. I used to be a dedicated single action afficionado, but not after the LDA and several years of use and daily carry.

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    I have a Kimber Ultra Raptor, which I believe is essentially the same as the Ultra Carry. I think the Ultra Carry has been "smoothed out" for easier concealed carry.

    If you want a 1911, and you have decided on the .45 round, and you want single action, and you are willing to sacrafice the number of rounds you carry, this is the gun for you.

    Mine is very well made and very light for a .45 1911. Overall, I like it and it is the 1911 that I carry on a regular basis.

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    If I am not mistaken, the Ultra carry is a small 1911 (which is exactly what I have been looking at!) I shot one of these a few weeks ago and really liked it! It is a little more 'boarish' than a full size, but still very manageable. It is tied with the H&K P2000 .40 for my next gun (just depends on which i find first that is affordable!)

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    Kimber has the new Crimson Pro Carry II and Crimson Custom Carry II line available too.

    They retail right around $850 and come with a very neat fitting Crimson Trace Laser Grip that really is unobtrusive.



    I'd purchase either of those over the Ultra Carry II, if I was after a Kimber 1911 as a carry gun. They're 7+1 and have aluminum frames.

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    suntzu wrote:
    On TGO, an individual has a Kimber .45 ultra carry II for sale for $850. I checked and the magazine holds 7 rds. Is this a good price for this firearm? I was hoping to find something that held at least 10rds, but the .45s I have seen and have been looking at only seem to hold 7-8 rds.
    No, that's like new price.

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