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Posted: 8/24/2005 11:20:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 5:37:03 PM EDT by Wave]
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 11:34:57 AM EDT
About time



Sean


Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:36:24 PM EDT
Congrats!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:45:01 PM EDT
Can't go wrong with the Kimber...

- AG
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:49:23 PM EDT
I can't wait until I have the funds to make a post like this.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:51:30 PM EDT
Great choice.!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:56:34 PM EDT
Excellent choice - best of luck with her

Keep us posted on how she shoots.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 2:01:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:36:01 PM EDT

Excellent choice.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:39:27 PM EDT
They are so cute when they are young.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 4:57:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:01:12 PM EDT
Very good decision, just don't blame the gun if it jams with the factory magazine. Some Kimber factory mags ara a POS, just pitch it and get some Wilsons if you have problems.

You've got one helluva pistol there, brother.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:06:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:54:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:36:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:

Originally Posted By Arkansas_Rocketman:
Very good decision, just don't blame the gun if it jams with the factory magazine. Some Kimber factory mags ara a POS, just pitch it and get some Wilsons if you have problems.

You've got one helluva pistol there, brother.



Yeah, I'm going to check and see how my ChipMcCormick 8 round mags run tomorrow in it, but I still plan on getting those Wilson mags anyways.

Funny, I originally went in to the gunshop looking for a Springfield GI-A1, or a base model Kimber. My wallet is hurtin' right now!



You made a smart choice. That hurtin' will soon disappear, the pistol won't. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:48:56 PM EDT
Welcome to the dark side ...and congrats.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:00:33 PM EDT
You made the right decision. I have the TLE-RL in stainless. It is fantastic. Welcome to the beginning of an obsession...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:48:26 PM EDT
I wish I could just walk into a gunshop and buy a kimber
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:07:01 PM EDT
Very nice. Have one just like it
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 12:34:06 AM EDT
They let people have guns in New York???





Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:16:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 10:52:51 AM EDT
Great gun, great choice! Welcome to the Kimber club.

Glad to hear it ran flawless and that you're enjoying it. Be sure to post pics when the holster and light arrive.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:24:01 PM EDT
Some say you cant be a good cop without owning a Kimber (but I dont). looks like you gave into the darkside Wave

Now go holster that bitch several thousand times and you'll have the battle worn look you and me so desire Im doing the same to my PMA-B
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 11:25:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 11:38:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
Update -

I'd like to change out the full length guide rod for the traditional setup...I just need a recoil spring guide, use the same Kimber 16lb recoil spring, and recoil spring plug right?




USGI guide rod and plug and use a Wilson 18lb spring
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:47:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:52:40 AM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:15:04 AM EDT
I totally agree with the Wolff 18.5 lb. recoil spring and like the fact it comes with a "free" extra power firing pin spring. As far as full length vs. G.I. for a guide rod I feel is is only a matter of personal preference. You'll hear G.I., "because that's the way JMB designed it". I personally don't have a preference and leave it with what it came with. I have more than a handful of "high end" 1911s with both types of guide rods and if you shot them you wouldn't be able to tell the difference from a handling or reliability standpoint.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 6:32:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 8:42:41 AM EDT
Hi Wave,

Congrats again!

A single piece full length guide rod does not require special tools and disassembly and reassembly is no more difficult than with a G.I. plug.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 2:02:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By Wave:
Update -

I'd like to change out the full length guide rod for the traditional setup...I just need a recoil spring guide, use the same Kimber 16lb recoil spring, and recoil spring plug right?




USGI guide rod and plug and use a Wilson Wolff 18.5 lb spring





Wolff springs come in 10-packs.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 2:52:39 PM EDT
I put on a GI style rod and plug setup, and it works just fine.

But honestly, its no better or worse than the 1 peice that came with it.

Throw on some gunner grips in CB or black, and you'll have one sexy firearm.

Mine wears CB gunners and an M3x, and its a GREAT firearm.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:03:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
decided to finally come home with a fullsize 1911.

Yeah I still love my Dan Wesson but....

After lots of soul searching I decided on a Kimber Custom TLE/RL II.
www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/summerle/thumbs/CustomTLERLII.jpg

I picked up 300 rounds of Winchester White Box and 100 rounds of Remington UMC JHP's from Wally World, ordered a Bladetech Holster Setup, as well as a Surefire X200B.

Guess I'll load up the mags and break this bitch in tomorrow!

Range report to follow...



LOL! I did the exact same thing on Friday!! I went in, saw it, handled it a lot, and then said why not. My TLE/RL II (my first 1911, but second handgun) is on layaway at the moment but I'm planning on picking it up on Wednesday at the latest. Its good to hear that you haven't had any problems. Have fun.
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