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Posted: 12/11/2003 8:27:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 5:17:50 AM EDT by gilfrd]
I'm am trying to decide folks and it isnt easy. I am leaning towards the Ultra since the primary use will be CCW but is it big enough to not sting like hell when you shoot it?

What are your thoughts and experiences?

I am going 'tactical' black for mine.

Are there any hicaps for the Ultra? If so what is the max?

This will be my first .45, I'm so proud!

I went with the Pro Carry Stainless Series 1!!

She's a beaut and I got a pretty good deal on it NIB.

Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:50:10 AM EDT
The Ultra will shoot fine. It just comes down to preference. If you are going to only have the one, I'd say go for the larger Pro carry. Either is a good choice though. When you say high caps, are you refering to the Pro Ultra or the standard Ultra?
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 11:14:00 AM EDT
I carry the Ultra Carry II...It's not hard to handle at all.  I put some VZGrips on it and I use Tripp Mags.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 1:17:25 PM EDT
I think I am leaning towards the Pro Carry 2 Stainless, what kind of hicaps are there for it?
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:39:56 AM EDT
8 round Wilson Combats, if you want flush fit, or 10 round Wilson Combats, if you want the mag to stick out a wee bit.  

Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:06:15 PM EDT
I would opt for the Pro Carry since this is your first .45, get used to it and then move on. Even though both are nice guns I would hate for you to get a bad taste of some of the characteristics of the smaller /lighter gun. You'll enjoy the Pro Carry more at the range as well.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:41:03 PM EDT
if i am u, i'll save money for the maytag.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 10:41:43 PM EDT
actually, u can buy 2 maytag for a price of a kimber.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 5:23:32 PM EDT
True, true, but you can't bust a cap in a perp with a Maytag, or even with two Maytags.  

Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:29:54 PM EDT
i have heard many negative things about kimbers.  however, there is no way of verifying these negative reports.  it has always been "i know a guy with kimber full of problem" or " i had kimber and it is nothing but problem"

i honestly don't believe any of that statement.  it is hard to think kimber makes faulty product.

i like a kimber ultra carry for ccw.  however, i like the look and feel of a kimber custom 2 a lot better for a show gun.  i like my carry gun to be a revolver.  you should check out "romeo must die."  in the end of the movie, the black guy burst out 2 .44 magnum chrome revolvers and burst cap.  that is what i like to see.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 7:37:52 PM EDT
if you're arnold, you can crush that asshole with a maytag.

i am a big maytag fan.

i like guns and i like guns a lot.  i think guns are the greatest use of metal.  no offend to anyone tool or device, but you guys are no match for a gun.  lol.  however, i think guns are so expensive.  it is nut to think that a plastic glock cost more than a maytag.  polymer doesn't cost a lot to mold.  this is why i don't buy a lot of guns.  i have 10 and i only buy one gun every 2 months.  i lean toward revolver and rifle.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 10:47:15 AM EDT
Uh, dude, do you actually have anything informative to add?  Hmm?  Well, I have had a Kimber Custom II, and now own a Pro Carry II, and I can tell you that both of these guns are flawless.  Every round I shoot goes downrange exactly where I want.  Nothing more, nothing less.  I realize that I'm no match for a person with a gun (unless you are talking about just the inanimate object by itself, which I am more than a match for), that's why I practice religiously so that I can even the odds.  

Link Posted: 12/18/2003 12:29:56 PM EDT
Nice Choice. Don't forget the obligitory RANGE REPORT !!!!


Don't do drugs man it's bad for you    

Link Posted: 12/18/2003 4:36:56 PM EDT
Very nice.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:32:57 PM EDT
oops.  i wasn't in the wrong place.

i like kimber.. u got a pix for that thing.  when u want to move up to a les baer, im me and i'll buy that kimber from u.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 8:35:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2003 8:37:25 PM EDT by THellURider]

Originally Posted By asianthug47:
oops.  i wasn't in the wrong place.

i like kimber.. u got a pix for that thing.  when u want to move up to a les baer, im me and i'll buy that kimber from u.

I thought you said an AK47 is the way to go.

Link Posted: 12/19/2003 9:15:00 PM EDT
it is a way to go, but i doubt that it will look good with my nike and starter jacket when I AM AT THE MALL.  haha.

Link Posted: 12/20/2003 2:19:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By asianthug47:
i have heard many negative things about kimbers.  [snip]i honestly don't believe any of that statement.  it is hard to think kimber makes faulty product.

The Kimber my sweetie and I have had a trigger problem.  Occasionally, the trigger just flat wouldn't work and other times you needed a ridiculous amount of pressure to get the trigger to work.  (By that I mean far in excess of any of my S&W revolvers in DA or my Beretta 92FS in DA).

Took it back to where we bought and they sent it to a gunsmith.  He fixed the problem for free and now it shoots like a dream.  As to what he did, I dunno.  'smith said some hole in the grip safety was not drilled to correct dimension.  All I know is our Pro Carry II shoots great now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 3:55:30 PM EDT
production guns sometime have problem.  but it is not neccessary.  as much as they charge, they should make it right the first time, everytime.  a cop can't afford one fuckup.

i am glad your kimber kicks well.  i like kimber.  i like the name and the way it feel.  i think it is a ghetto version of les baer.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:46:22 PM EDT

  I've had a kimber since they came out, well in my town anyway, great gun.
Mine will, every once in a while fail to return to battery, probably an extractor problem, but with 5000 rounds down range I'll wait and fix it myself.
P.S.  is that the alloy or the steel gun
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 7:05:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 7:09:54 PM EDT by fijfi]
According to the Kimber website, the Pro Carry is Aluminum other than the Pro Carry HD which is SS.

Congrats on the new Kimber.

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