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Posted: 5/25/2004 6:08:55 PM EST
newbie here -- anybody have experience with the Kimber AR-15. I have ability to buy for reasonable price just wondering on quality versus competitors. I've been looking at Bushmaster, Rock River, and DPMS.
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 6:47:57 PM EST
You might want to check your information. All rifles that Kimber makes are bolt action rifles.
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 6:51:54 PM EST
I was worried for a second, I thought there was another brand of Ar I didn't know about and would now have to research!
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 6:55:42 PM EST
Might you have been reffering to Wilson? Or Les Baer?

Both make 1911s as well as highend ARs.
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 6:58:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Trainman:
I was worried for a second, I thought there was another brand of Ar I didn't know about and would now have to research!



Me too I wondered how I could have missed something that big.

Snoopy, for what it's worth, I have a Bushmaster and love it. You'll get a thousand different opinions on this site, and most all of them will be good advice and based on personal experience. If you take your time, look carefully at what's out there, and pick out what you like, you should get a good rifle that you will enjoy.
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 7:03:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2004 7:07:47 PM EST
EXTRA, EXTRA.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 5:53:07 AM EST
WHAT, A KIMBER AR ?!?!?!?!

I can't wait to tell my friends !
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 5:54:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By dep4532:
WHAT, A KIMBER AR ?!?!?!?!

I can't wait to tell my friends !



Group buy? LOL!
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:38:38 AM EST
Damn..I want one too..
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:49:11 AM EST
Have they run a "limited edition" yet?
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:49:17 AM EST
I sold mine and bought the GLOCK AR, It's much nicer.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:51:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
I sold mine and bought the GLOCK AR, It's much nicer.




Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:56:32 AM EST
You guys haven't heard about the Kimber?

They bought all of the tooling from the now-defunct Altus Machining up in Windsor. The uppers and lowers should all be CNC'ed from billet Ti-alloy.

I can't wait to try out the hexagonal-rifled barrels, either. They all get the "300 Below" cryo-treatment, too!

How they're doing all this, including the RAS, AND keeping the price under $500 is beyond me. I think they're set up to do to the AR industry what they did to the 1911 industry back in the '90's.

<­BR>

Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:59:23 AM EST
LMAO
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 7:05:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 7:53:53 AM EST
I heard that Colt is making magazines for Kimber AR's!
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 8:11:45 AM EST
I just saw a Kimber AR at my local gun shop. I think it was chambered in 38 super.

:-)
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 8:48:50 AM EST
By the way, Snoopyoje, everyone is just having fun with the idea of a Kimber AR15. They aren't making fun of you so please don't be offended or scared off. Welcome to ar15.com and don't be afraid to ask more questions. Like the saying goes, everyone was a newbie once (I still am).
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 12:37:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2004 12:37:53 PM EST by brewsky101]
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Link Posted: 5/26/2004 1:11:24 PM EST
Maybe he is thinking of the DAEWOO DR200 imported by Kimber at one time.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 1:40:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2004 1:41:41 PM EST by Stasher1]
Kimber is probably the last company you'd want to buy an AR from. It would be full of poor quality, low-grade MIM parts made by Chip McCormick, wouldn't cycle or feed properly, would have some sort of firing pin safety, and the finish would wear off after a few hundred rounds.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 4:02:37 PM EST
My Kimber shoots like a champ, I have never had a problem with it and I am by no means a clean freak. I have seen many other High end pistols and High end .45 fail during IDPA shoots.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 4:17:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stasher1:
Kimber is probably the last company you'd want to buy an AR from. It would be full of poor quality, low-grade MIM parts made by Chip McCormick, wouldn't cycle or feed properly, would have some sort of firing pin safety, and the finish would wear off after a few hundred rounds.



Wow. I thought I was the only Kimber skeptic in these parts. The pistols look great, but a lot of the people I have trained with have had plenty of aggravation from their Kimbers in class.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 4:24:25 PM EST
I heard it was going to have an external extractor and be a lot better than the SAs.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 6:11:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mugzilla:

Originally Posted By dep4532:
WHAT, A KIMBER AR ?!?!?!?!

I can't wait to tell my friends !



Group buy? LOL!



I hear it's going to be the '05 SEBR. The site bought them all in advance so there won't be any problems... they have them in a safe and are waiting until the big day to put them up for sale... I think it was going to be the 7th Thursday of April 1st. They are numbered -1 thru -1,000.
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 7:35:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stasher1:
Kimber is probably the last company you'd want to buy an AR from. It would be full of poor quality, low-grade MIM parts made by Chip McCormick, wouldn't cycle or feed properly, would have some sort of firing pin safety, and the finish would wear off after a few hundred rounds.



Whoa cowboy...

My Pro Carry HDII is THE best 1911 Ive ever owned...
Link Posted: 5/26/2004 7:51:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:

Originally Posted By Stasher1:
Kimber is probably the last company you'd want to buy an AR from. It would be full of poor quality, low-grade MIM parts made by Chip McCormick, wouldn't cycle or feed properly, would have some sort of firing pin safety, and the finish would wear off after a few hundred rounds.



Whoa cowboy...

My Pro Carry HDII is THE best 1911 Ive ever owned...



I never had a problem with my (now traded for a bushy) Tactical pro carry II, have you ever owned a kimber Stasher1?

Link Posted: 5/26/2004 10:29:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Eric:
Maybe he is thinking of the DAEWOO DR200 imported by Kimber at one time.




That must be it, I got one sitting at the house.
Link Posted: 5/27/2004 2:16:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/27/2004 2:17:29 AM EST by Gunslinger808]
Hey, a Kimber AR15, COOL!
My friend said he saw one at a gun show last week.
Is it a pre ban or post ban?
Would it be a good choice for a petite female?
Is it better than a Colt or Bushmaster?
Should I put a two stage trigger in it?
Should I wait till after the ban, or get it now?
Will it shoot Wolf ammo?
Is it a .223 or 5.56, and whats the difference?
Should I get a Aimpoint or EO Tech for it?
Does Ken at SAW Sales sell it?
Would a RIS, RAS, RAH RAH fit?
Does it have the sear block, if so, can I dremel it out?
Can I put a collapsible stock on it?
Which would be better, the 16 or 20 inch barrel.

I want one!

ETA:
This thread is worthless without pics!



Link Posted: 5/27/2004 5:29:04 AM EST
Yea, I am pretty sure the Kimber name is stamped on the Daewoo's that they imported, so I guess in very, very loose terms (I beleive some parts will interchange) there is a Kimber version of an AR15, imported from Korea.
Link Posted: 5/27/2004 8:14:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gunslinger808:
Hey, a Kimber AR15, COOL!
My friend said he saw one at a gun show last week.
Is it a pre ban or post ban?
Would it be a good choice for a petite female?
Is it better than a Colt or Bushmaster?
Should I put a two stage trigger in it?
Should I wait till after the ban, or get it now?
Will it shoot Wolf ammo?
Is it a .223 or 5.56, and whats the difference?
Should I get a Aimpoint or EO Tech for it?
Does Ken at SAW Sales sell it?
Would a RIS, RAS, RAH RAH fit?
Does it have the sear block, if so, can I dremel it out?
Can I put a collapsible stock on it?
Which would be better, the 16 or 20 inch barrel.

I want one!

ETA:
This thread is worthless without pics!






Wasn't that the gun Pacino used in "HEAT"?
Link Posted: 5/27/2004 8:55:58 AM EST
I heard they got the contract from FN for ALL the M4's and colt is now suing them too.
Link Posted: 5/27/2004 12:50:54 PM EST

Whoa cowboy...

My Pro Carry HDII is THE best 1911 Ive ever owned...




I never had a problem with my (now traded for a bushy) Tactical pro carry II, have you ever owned a kimber Stasher1?


As a matter of fact I've owned two, a Pro CDP (pre-Series II) that I sold to buy my M4gery and a stainless Pro Carry II that I still own. The CDP was a nice gun, but the Pro Carry is a total POS. Failures to feed (improperly machined frame, mag catch out of spec), failures to return to battery (Series II FPS plungers not radiused), parts breaking (replacement CMC mag catch), parts improperly manufactured (slide stop)...need I go on? I've owned it since October '03 and it hasn't made it thru a single range trip without something going wrong.

My Colt Combat Elite, Colt ORM 1991A1, and Dan Wesson PM7-S all function perfectly, so I'm pretty sure it's not operator error.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:10:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textBody><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By dep4532:
WHAT, A KIMBER AR ?!?!?!?!

I can't wait to tell my friends !

Group buy? LOL!




PayPal sent!
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:12:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
I sold mine and bought the GLOCK AR, It's much nicer.



I love my Glock AR...it's the gangbanger edition with the sights on the side of the stock.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:13:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stasher1:
Kimber is probably the last company you'd want to buy an AR from. It would be full of poor quality, low-grade MIM parts made by Chip McCormick, wouldn't cycle or feed properly, would have some sort of firing pin safety, and the finish would wear off after a few hundred rounds.



asshat sez what?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:14:50 PM EST
newbies
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:27:16 PM EST
I saw a Kimber "AR" at the local fun store.

$1200 dollars!

I have heard bad things about Kimber pistols and rifles, so no way in heck will I even consider.

Too pricey anyway.

It looked like it had a 20" barrel and was a flattop.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:44:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
I saw a Kimber "AR" at the local fun store.

$1200 dollars!

I have heard bad things about Kimber pistols and rifles, so no way in heck will I even consider.

Too pricey anyway.

It looked like it had a 20" barrel and was a flattop.



Just wait until Sept 13th and the prices will go down since ALL Kimeber ARs are preban. Most came witha gold lined bbl which was later switched to titanium. none of that cheap chrome. All Kimber mags are also a special polymer which can be stretched to 70 or 80 round capacity as long as you put the longer spring in it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:47:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By hepcat85:

Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
<center><table width=85% border=0><tr><td width=100% class=textBody><hr height=1px color=black noshade>Originally Posted By dep4532:
WHAT, A KIMBER AR ?!?!?!?!

I can't wait to tell my friends !

Group buy? LOL!




PayPal sent!




Why the heck would you dig up a three month old Thread

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:50:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By repub18:Why the heck would you dig up a three month old Thread


Terminal boredom, obviously.
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