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Posted: 10/10/2003 1:51:10 PM EDT
I have never been a 1911 style fan, but everyone I am around daily are 1911 people.

I finally caught the bug a decided to just submit.

So I wound up with a Kimber Custom CPD II What do ya'll think of my choice?
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 4:56:01 PM EDT
must be a coincidence i just bought my 3rd 1911 but my first kimber today. tle/rl, havent got to shoot it yet though.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 8:33:12 AM EDT
I like the TLE too. Since this was my first 1911 I wanted one that was prettied up and good for carry.

I could not decide between the Eclipse and CDP, but one of my buddies convinced me the Eclipse's edges were too sharp for carry. I think the Eclipse's finish is really nice looking.

I have put 100 rounds through mine. I can't believe I waited until I was 42 to go 1911.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 6:34:44 AM EDT

...... I can't believe I waited until I was 42 to go 1911.


Better late than never welcome to the club.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 7:57:14 AM EDT
Once you go 1911.....your in shooters heaven!!

Congrats!!
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 5:04:28 PM EDT
Also have the Custom CDP II and a TLE. MY wife lives the CDP II and I think has plans to liberate it from my possesion. I carry mine almost every day (carry TLE sometimes) and couldn't be happier with it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 11:31:14 PM EDT
Over 200 rounds of FMJ and JHP's. Not a hiccup. Shooting groups like I never have before!!! I am talking tight!!!!

I am in love.
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 9:57:12 AM EDT
Ditto your experience with my new TLE! I haven't shot a 1911 since my riverboat days in Nam '67/68. I've been shooting .40S&W and 9mm since my military experience. After shooting the TLE, I can't believe I waited so damn long to get back to 1911's.

My advise to anyone who has waited or procastinated on getting a Kimber 1911 is "DON'T WAIT!" You will be foregoing a lot of shooting pleasure that the additional cost won't be worth!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 9:32:26 PM EDT
OK....500 rounds of various FMJ and HP ammo fed to her. I did not clean her at all.

I purchased 2 Wilson Mags. In the 350-400 round group, there was one FTF, with the Kimber mag. Tap-rack and bang. Wilson mags were perfect.

Rounds 450-500, one FTF with a Wilson mag. Tap rack and bang. No oil since round 200. (I know, I know, but I wanted to really torture test this thing).

Accuracy. I have been shooting since I was about 10, all handguns. I would say I shoot above average; however, I am far from being what I consider a great shooter.

This old girl is by far the easiest for me to shoot well. Double taps, 2 to the chest and one to the head are all good to go. Point shooting from 7 yards with very rapid double taps are no further than 2 1/2 inches apart. At 25 yards, head shots go right where I pick.

At ten yards I did a little test where I attempted to place as many rounds in the same hole as I could, without it being obvious it was more than one shot. Round 5 made the hole uneven!

I conceal this gun better then some 9's and it is light enough I forget about it on my waist.

I love this Kimber, and it will not be my last.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 2:07:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 3:49:13 AM EDT
Glad to hear you're happy with that new Kimber. I also wasn't really into the 1911 style guns until recently. I went with the cheapest Kimber I could find, a Custom II with fixed sights. Man, I LOVE this gun. Now I want another with adjustable night sights.

I've also got about 500 rounds through mine and I haven't had a single problem yet. I've even fed the gun some Winchster hollow points.

Now I wonder what kept me away from the 1911s.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 7:16:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2003 7:22:10 PM EDT by NOVA5]
I just picked up a NIB Never fired - Custom Target II Matte finish today. haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.. plan to soon.

$725+Tax


whats a good place for info on 1911s? (besides good ol arf?)
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:28:24 AM EDT
www.1911forum.com/

the place to go for 1911 info
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:42:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QuinlanV:
www.1911forum.com/

the place to go for 1911 info



Tread carefully over there. They ban people for disagreeing with a moderator.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:59:54 AM EDT
Me? careful? only with a gun in my hand...
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 7:10:47 AM EDT
www.m1911.org Perhaps
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 2:41:38 PM EDT
All this talk about Kimbers....handled a buddies Ultra Carry I the other day and tried to talk him out of it to no avail.

Bought an Ultra Carry II w/nite sites today. What a wonderful gun. I am amazed by the accuracy of a 3" barrel!

Having carried a Glock 23 for the last few years off-duty, I found the Kimber easier to stick in the waist band (thin slide) and 2 oz lighter when both are fully loaded. Very nice!
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 3:04:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By easy610:
All this talk about Kimbers....handled a buddies Ultra Carry I the other day and tried to talk him out of it to no avail.

Bought an Ultra Carry II w/nite sites today. What a wonderful gun. I am amazed by the accuracy of a 3" barrel!

Having carried a Glock 23 for the last few years off-duty, I found the Kimber easier to stick in the waist band (thin slide) and 2 oz lighter when both are fully loaded. Very nice!



That's the model I have...it's a wee bit fussy so far concerning what ammo it likes (Winchester white box).
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 4:38:28 PM EDT
Ultra CDP
Classic Stainless
Ultra Carry
Ultra CDP (Yeah, another one!)
and today....Classic Custom!

All pre-series II. Looking for a NIB Compact CDP. Just one more, then I'll quit....
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