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CJJohn
09-28-2011, 7:13 PM
I picked up my Kimber Pro CDP II today from the 'Smith. I had an Ed Brown bobtail done to it, and I really like how it turned out. I had it done by Burge at Ole Boy Outdoors here in Bakersfield. I can't wait to put it back in service as my EDC. He did an excellent job of milling, and refinishing the frame as well as the grips. I struggled with this decision for a while but I'm happy I had it done. I tried it in my holster this evening for about an hour...SO much better, and it doesn't print nearly as bad.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy29/jkstephen/Kimber%20Bob%20Tail/Bob3.jpg

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy29/jkstephen/Kimber%20Bob%20Tail/Bob4.jpg

Rogue2215
09-28-2011, 7:23 PM
That looks like a really nice job! Great looking pistol!

Any detail pictures of the actual Bob by chance?

kTC xDEICIDEx
09-28-2011, 7:25 PM
That came out sweet! I've been thinking of doing this to my Kimber raptor. Looks great man! 

Dark Mod
09-28-2011, 7:33 PM
Dig the grips, thats a very handsome weapon you got there

dan12580
09-28-2011, 7:41 PM
berge does good stuff. that looks great. ive had him work on a few of my guns. thankfully living in a free state i get to own the factory kimber version of that gun. the super carry pro.

CJJohn
09-28-2011, 7:50 PM
Rogue, here a couple of shots of the grip, sorry for the crappy Iphone pics.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy29/jkstephen/Kimber%20Bob%20Tail/Grip2.jpg

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy29/jkstephen/Kimber%20Bob%20Tail/Grip.jpg

Dan, I wish that was PRK "approved". I am really liking this. And Berge did a great job, I'm really pleased. It was there for a few weeks, but it's like I told him...I can wait for it to be done RIGHT, and he came through.

dan12580
09-28-2011, 7:58 PM
berge does things on his own sweet time. ive never had a problem with that because of the results. a true craftsman works best relaxed. good stuff.

InGrAM
09-28-2011, 8:03 PM
That is awesome. You did a good thing to your Kimber.

dan12580
09-28-2011, 8:06 PM
ill be the first a hole to ask- how much? it was worth it but if you dont mind.....

skyscraper
09-28-2011, 8:08 PM
THats awesome work. Im local to you also and I can say ole boys has the nicest employees in town. Great place

CJJohn
09-28-2011, 8:20 PM
Dan...about 260. That was for the Ed Brown mainspring housing, labor, and the Duracoat. Was it worth it??? For me.. yes. I agree about Ole Boy's employees, I have always been treated like a CUSTOMER there, that's not always the case in some shops, and it comes to mind when I spend money.

dan12580
09-28-2011, 8:24 PM
thanks for the reply. i would have no problem whatsoever paying $260 for that. it adds a final touch to an already damn fine gun. congrats.

CJJohn
09-29-2011, 10:55 AM
thanks for the reply. i would have no problem whatsoever paying $260 for that. it adds a final touch to an already damn fine gun. congrats.

this is my thoughts exactly. I left everything else as it came from Kimber.

lswanie
09-29-2011, 11:50 AM
That is a great purchase for 260. Seems kind of like bumping up to a super carry at a nice discount, and you can call it your own

Rogue2215
09-29-2011, 8:15 PM
Dam! I would do it for $260.

Great thanks a lot there CJJohn! Something else I don't have time or money for :)


Dan...about 260. That was for the Ed Brown mainspring housing, labor, and the Duracoat. Was it worth it??? For me.. yes. I agree about Ole Boy's employees, I have always been treated like a CUSTOMER there, that's not always the case in some shops, and it comes to mind when I spend money.

Slabsides
09-30-2011, 10:51 AM
I had the pleasure of seeing this job done first hand. As a 1911 fan, I approve!!

Berge is truely a craftsman who takes great pride n his work and very much wants his customers to be happy. Cant say enough good things about the man. Well worth the wait.

CJJohn
09-30-2011, 9:38 PM
Thanks for the replies gents. I'm glad everyone approves here. I think it came out great, and I'm proud to have it. It's definately a keeper and will be edc.
I really can't speak highly enough of Berge, it took a few weeks, but he was honest about the wait up front.

DULLYJAY
09-30-2011, 9:45 PM
That's beautiful! Hope have something like that in my safe or better on my hip. Looks good.

osxgp
09-30-2011, 11:46 PM
Wow. Looks great