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    New Kimber

    I got a Kimber Desert Warrior. Wanted to share the joy.


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    Nice, let us know how it groups. I ask b/c I've had two 1911A1s and couldn't hit the sky with either one. A guy I knew had an Officers ACP, and I could put a nice, tight, little group dead center with it. So, I know it wasn't me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American Rage View Post
    Nice, let us know how it groups. I ask b/c I've had two 1911A1s and couldn't hit the sky with either one. A guy I knew had an Officers ACP, and I could put a nice, tight, little group dead center with it. So, I know it wasn't me.
    Haven't shot it yet. This weekend. I sold my Springfield Mil Spec due to inconsistent hits. I really want to like the 1911. If this one disappoints I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN-32 View Post
    Haven't shot it yet. This weekend. I sold my Springfield Mil Spec due to inconsistent hits. I really want to like the 1911. If this one disappoints I'm done.
    How was the trigger on your Mil Spec? I sold mine because of the shitty trigger and lack of accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    How was the trigger on your Mil Spec? I sold mine because of the shitty trigger and lack of accuracy.
    It was my first 1911 not counting my Para DAO. I'm used to Glocks and Sigs. I didn't know any better, but I can now say it was horrible. I think it caused me to pull left. I'm hoping this Kimber redeems the breed for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN-32 View Post
    Haven't shot it yet. This weekend. I sold my Springfield Mil Spec due to inconsistent hits. I really want to like the 1911. If this one disappoints I'm done.
    Strange, one of my 1911s was also a Springfield Mil Spec, you'd aim for the chest and the rounds would impact about 14" to the right, and about 18" higher than point of aim. I say "about" because you needed a trash can lid to cover the groups! Seriously! And I paid $660 for that bucket of shit

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    Bought a couple raffle tickets for a Kimber today... hope I can join the club, but I'm WAY overdue on that time of thing...

    Nice new toy!

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    Ten-32 I think you will be pleased with the kimber. I have an eclipse target II and it is very accurate with a light crisp trigger.

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    Very nice!

    ...but if you're used to Sig, this would have worked much better


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    Vit, that looks nice but mine was an opportunity that came along and I couldn't resist. I know the previous owner very well and I know it has literally had 1 round through it not including the factory. I saw the hole in his wall. I gave $650 and promised not to tell his wife.

    edit-I notice an external extractor on the Sig. Which is considered preferable if any? I also like the front strap checkering on the Sig. The Kimber is smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American Rage View Post
    Nice, let us know how it groups. I ask b/c I've had two 1911A1s and couldn't hit the sky with either one. A guy I knew had an Officers ACP, and I could put a nice, tight, little group dead center with it. So, I know it wasn't me.
    I bought an ATI XM Military model and it appears to be fairly accurate. At a distance of 15 strides, it'll put all shots inside a tin can, offhand. I haven't shot it from a rest yet, but plan to in the near future.

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    I was never impressed by the price of Kimber.
    WAY over priced for a 1911.
    THEN I was able to handle and shoot one. My opinion of them got worse.
    A buddy got one of their stainless compact carry.

    It came with a PLASTIC mainspring housing.
    You needed a TOOL for simple field stripping.
    AND the best one was the STAINLESS STEEL slide was always RUSTING...

    My RIA that cost 1/4 less than his Kimber, is all steel and the blued, or parkerised parts have never rusted on me.


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    I picked up a lightly used Gold Combat a few years back.





    Great gun!


    Beautiful trigger that breaks like a glass rod and is a flat-out tack driver.


    No problems at all of any sort with any ammo including reloads, and it gets shot a lot.

    I really enjoy shooting this pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weevil View Post
    I picked up a lightly used Gold Combat a few years back.





    Great gun!


    Beautiful trigger that breaks like a glass rod and is a flat-out tack driver.


    No problems at all of any sort with any ammo including reloads, and it gets shot a lot.

    I really enjoy shooting this pistol.
    Rock on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vit View Post
    Very nice!

    ...but if you're used to Sig, this would have worked much better

    Damn that is a hell of a good looking handgun. 1k is steep.
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    Ten-32, excuse my ignorance, but does Kimbers come with that color finish?

    BTW, very nice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slamfire51 View Post
    Ten-32, excuse my ignorance, but does Kimbers come with that color finish?

    BTW, very nice!!
    Yes. Its FDE. I shot it today. Its a keeper! Fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN-32 View Post
    Vit, that looks nice but mine was an opportunity that came along and I couldn't resist. I know the previous owner very well and I know it has literally had 1 round through it not including the factory. I saw the hole in his wall. I gave $650 and promised not to tell his wife.

    edit-I notice an external extractor on the Sig. Which is considered preferable if any? I also like the front strap checkering on the Sig. The Kimber is smooth.
    Really? Good deal.

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    Always wanted one... and for $650.00... I mean damn1 Kimbers are great pistols, and the DW is one of their best designs IMNSHO.

    I'm jealous!
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