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Old 04-29-2010, 7:28 PM
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Purchased a Kimber Tactical Custom II today (my first gun!)

Slightly used (he said about 200 rounds have gone through it) for $900.

I was looking for my first firearm to be a Kimber Custom TLE II, but those are going for $1050 around here. I don't think I will put more than about 1000-1500 rounds per year into the gun, so I don't think aluminum should be a problem. I don't know what the recoil will be compared to a steel frame (which I have shot), but most people say the difference is very minor. I guess I will know after the 10 day waiting period.

It sounds like a good deal, or at least I hope it is.

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I've got between 25K and 30K through my Pro CDPII and it is still running strong.
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Congratulations! That is a lovely gun. Let us know when you break that baby in!
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Old 04-29-2010, 7:35 PM
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shes purdy ....
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That's a great looking piece. Congrats!
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Congrats! That's the 1911 I'm still looking to pick up.
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Old 04-29-2010, 8:15 PM
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Nice!

In 10 days I too will no longer have to rent... mine is not as cool as yours though

Very cool gun!
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Damn that is just sexy
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That gun right there is what sold me on Kimber 1911's
That grip is so beautiful in person good choice.
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Awesome choice for your first gun, Congrats!
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Congrats and have fun.
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Congrats. I like the two tone finish.
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congratulations on getting a very nice handgun... and welcome to the forum.

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Purchased a Kimber Tactical Custom II today (my first gun!)
Nice one!


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Slightly used (he said about 200 rounds have gone through it) for $900.
BTW, don't you know that EVERY used gun only have 200 rounds gone thru it..... lol


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good lookin' pistola, bro. now go out and get a quality leather rig and you'll be set.
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I really enjoy my Kimber you should be fine and will enjoy it
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Congrats, very nice...
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Nice first piece..Very Very clean....I think one day soon I may such a beautiful piece of art.....but until then..it will be DRASTIC PLASTIC FOR ME!!! MUHUUUHUHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
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BTW, don't you know that EVERY used gun only have 200 rounds gone thru it..... lol
Is that something like everybody a cop pulls over for drunk driving has only had 2 beers?

I was nervous about buying used, but the price seemed good. I decided to take a chance. Hopefully she shoots as good as she looks =)
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BTW, don't you know that EVERY used gun only have 200 rounds gone thru it..... lol


Welcome to the forum....
Yup! +1 Only 200 rounds.....yeah right.
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Yup! +1 Only 200 rounds.....yeah right.
Hmm. Now I am starting to worry.
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She's not even broken in yet even if you double the 200 round claim! That's a good deal you got there. Steel frame 1911s will last for a very long time under constant range/match use. I had one in 38super that went over 50K rounds of major power loads of the old USPSA power factor days of 175. Had another upper built on it and she's back to shooting 3" groups at 50 yards.
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... Steel frame 1911s will last for a very long time under constant range/match use. .
This one is aluminum.
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Looks great! CONGRATS!
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200 = 2000+ in real life. thats not that much though
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I wouldn't worry too much about the round count. I traded mine (same gun) last year for an AR. I only put 300 rounds through. Some people actually keep a good count on how many rounds they've fired. The 300 rounds was one range session. Recoil difference is negligible. You probably won't notice it. Where you will notice the difference, (I've been told) is in holster carry. That's really where ounces make the difference. I traded mine because I wanted my first AR, and I really didn't want to part with any of my other 1911's. I have 11. It was also the newest with the lowest round count for higher trade value.

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Very nice!!!! I just got the same one a month ago i love it
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Great lookin' gun. Very nice purchase for your first.

Be sure to keep it locked up when you aren't watching it. I hear they have a tendency to breed when you aren't looking. Then you find yourself with lots of little Glocks, Sigs, Rugers and (especially) EBRs running all over the place.
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Great lookin' gun. Very nice purchase for your first.

Be sure to keep it locked up when you aren't watching it. I hear they have a tendency to breed when you aren't looking. Then you find yourself with lots of little Glocks, Sigs, Rugers and (especially) EBRs running all over the place.
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8 more days! Grrr!
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congrats, great gun. I have owned one for about a year and a half. A little over 1100 rounds fired. Outstanding trigger and the most accurate handgun I own, the Mepro sights are outstanding. With alloy frames it is pretty easy to see if the gun has been fired a bunch, wear marks are pretty noticable. But evan if that gun has two to five thousand rounds fired it has alot of life left in it. Kimber test's thier alloy frames up to 20,000 rounds. You may want to replace the recoil spring just to be sure.

My gun did not care for Wilson 8 round mags, I would have a FTE on the 7th round every 4th or 5th mag (I own 7 wilson mags, so it was not just one mag) But never had a problem with the stock 7 round mag. I ended up buying five 8 round Tripp cobra mags for it and no more FTE problems. I highly recommend Tripp mags.

Hope the waiting time fly's by, here's a teaser pic of mine while you waite.

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Hmm. I bought 2 Wilson ETMs.

I think I am going to take a camera down to the shop on Monday so I can post some pics of the gun. I thought it looked a little worn inside, though the guy who sold it to me described it as "hardly any wear". Since I don't even know what to look for in that matter, I really don't know if I got ripped or not.
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The aluminum alloy use on Kimbers are modern and optimum, they can last well over 50 k rds with good oil. Some alloy even got harder than cheap steel.
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Ok. I have found a forum post with similar wear to what I recall seeing. They said it was normal, and does not affect reliability.

Here is an example (not my gun, but similar wear on the feed ramp).




I will still go down there Monday with a camera, and see if I can get some pictures.
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My gun did not care for Wilson 8 round mags, I would have a FTE on the 7th round every 4th or 5th mag (I own 7 wilson mags, so it was not just one mag) But never had a problem with the stock 7 round mag. I ended up buying five 8 round Tripp cobra mags for it and no more FTE problems. I highly recommend Tripp mags.
Out of curiosity, were those 47d mags, or ETMs?
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Out of curiosity, were those 47d mags, or ETMs?
4-47d and 3-ETMs. But I would not worry about it. One thing I have learned from owning and shooting 1911s is that they all are different when it comes to mags. Some guns just dont like a particular mag design for whatever reason. I also have a Kimber CDP-PRO that runs great with the Wilson mags.
There's a very good chance yours will be fine with them. But if not just find out what it likes and stick with them. That is the price we pay for having so many aftermarket company's making different mags.

From looking at the pic's you posted I can tell you why that feed ramp is so chewed up. He was using a mag with a steel pointed follower, Chip McCormick maybe. They are fine for a steel gun but will chew up an alloy frame. The steel point is driven into the soft alloy metal everytime a round is chambered.
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My photo skills are truly lacking so bare with me. But here are some pics of a Wilson ETM, Tripp cobra and Chip McCormick(notice the pointy shape of the follower) followers.

Wison, Tripp, McCormick.


Pic of my frame 1100 rounds, only 1 range tripp with McCormick mags.


You can see that the pointed steel follower chiped away at the finnish and alloy beneath the polished feed ramp. This was only one range trip, after seeing this I only use the McCormicks with my steel guns.
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