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Ducati748r
03-11-2005, 8:42 AM
First time on this board..glad to be a member. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm really warming up to purchasing my first 1911 I was leaning toward the kimber brand in particular their "custom II" model. Any thoughts on kimber? Good..Bad? Let me know folks. Thank you.

Ducati748r
03-11-2005, 8:42 AM
First time on this board..glad to be a member. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm really warming up to purchasing my first 1911 I was leaning toward the kimber brand in particular their "custom II" model. Any thoughts on kimber? Good..Bad? Let me know folks. Thank you.

imported_edbon9
03-11-2005, 10:25 AM
I have a Kimber TLE II, that was my first 1911. I really like the gun, they are accurate, well made guns. the only problems I had was with the kimber mag, I had a couple of FTF. But the gun has been reliable with GI/ChipMcCormick/Wilson mags, Kimber also made frames for Wilson, too, so they are a quality product. btw, nice bike http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

imported_1911_sfca
03-11-2005, 4:34 PM
I looked at the Kimber 1911s, and ended up getting a Sig GSR 1911.Take a look at the GSR as well. Similar price range as the TLE II.

Sig GSR Web Page (http://www.sigarms.com/products/gsr.asp)

BTW Kimbers are nice.. I have a Kimber Tactical Pro II, and like it very much. But like the Sig more. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

kalibear
03-11-2005, 5:14 PM
Buy a Springfield, its the way 1911s are supposed to be (no firing pin/series 80 type safety)

capitol
03-11-2005, 5:15 PM
Welcome to Calguns Ducati.
My one and only 1911 is a Kimber a TLE/RL. I have several handguns and my Kimber is the favorite.
The black Kimbers are coated with a black oxide and it does wear off. Some call this character, I call it a crappy finish. I sent mine back to Kimber complaining. They replaced all the worn parts. Its all worn in the same places now, so I call it character http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
The gun is accurate to say the least and Ive never had a fail to fire. I use it as my bed side gun, Wilson Combat 8 rnd mags, Hogue grip and Surefire x200 light.

Looks and fits like it belongs in your hand...
http://hometown.aol.com/cingmore/myhomepage/pa190047.jpg

Ducati748r
03-11-2005, 7:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kalibear:
Buy a Springfield, its the way 1911s are supposed to be (no firing pin/series 80 type safety) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very purty gun...I'm green with envy! http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif

imported_DULLYJAY
03-11-2005, 9:17 PM
I have a TLE/RL as well. I like it very much. It seems to me like it shoots for it self. Just point and pull the trigger. A friend here at CGN hit a glowstick at a easy 25yrds at night on his 1st shot. I told him great shot. He said it was the gun http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

imported_DULLYJAY
03-11-2005, 9:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ducati748r:
Very purty gun...I'm green with envy! http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very purty bike...I'm Duck red with envy http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif

slowjon
03-12-2005, 6:40 PM
If I were only going to have one 1911, it would be a Kimber. I have an original series stainless, an Eclipse II, and a Compact CDP II. I also have two Springfields. All are great guns, but my carry guns are the Kimbers. I haven't had any problems with them at all. No problems with the Springfields either, but I have several friends that have had problems with the Springfields. Seems like luck of the draw with Springfields. This could be isolated to the guys I know but I haven't run into anyone with problems on Kimbers. My $.02

snwnme@realguns.com
03-12-2005, 9:31 PM
I have a Pro Carry HD. It's a very well put together gun.