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Posted: 1/23/2006 4:23:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 4:44:39 PM EST by marc1979]
well, the .Gov decided i was worthy of my tax check today, so i picked up the Kimber, only ran 20 rds through it, as that was all the ammo i had left in my range bag....no failures, i'll put more rounds in it tomorrow when i clock out at the gun shop and head back on the range. I'll get a range report out and try to get some pics up. Right now it is riding in a Bianchi Acumold holster, I was thinking about getting one of the Galco COP holsters for it. Also replace the rubber grips with some half checkered rosewood grips...
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:30:05 PM EST
Good choice.
The Custom II (in stainless) was my first Kinber.
Had it for 4 years now, no problems so far.
BTW, is this your first 1911?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:32:10 PM EST
I have 3 series II Kimbers and they have been as reliable as my 3 series I Kimbers.

A few FTF's in the first hundred rounds on three of the guns(SGM I, Compact II, Eclipse II) and then smooth sailing until they get really dirty.

The SGM has a really tight throat/chamber, the compact need the extractor tension corrected and the Eclipse ran fine once she got going.

Guns have from 2K to 7K through them.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:33:52 PM EST
no, i have a RIA, that has been my first. I will most likely keep as a truck gun. I've been wanting another, better, 1911 for a while now. it came down to colt, springer or kimber. The price was right and there was one on the shelf, so it's on lay a way now
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:07:39 AM EST
After the first 200 round or so my plane jane Kimber Custom II has been totally reliable. I did change out the extractor for a WC hard core, mostly due to paranoia steming from internet forums as opposed to any actual problems.

I think this is one gun I will have for the rest of my life
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:22:40 AM EST
Had a few feed problems with mine in the first 200 rounds, I changed the recoil spring and the following 3000 round have been no problem. I have not changed any of the MIM parts out either.

I did put in the regular G.I. plug and guide instead of the full length guide because I just don't like them, not for any particular reason.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 12:20:18 AM EST
I will also be buying a Kimber custom II in stainless when my tax check arrives. It does have the internal extractor.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 2:25:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 4:42:05 PM EST by marc1979]
well, taxes are filed, so in the next 8-15 days that Kimber will come home with me.

i chose the Kimber over the springer since it doesn't have that damn lawyer lock that shouldn't be there, and it's got a one piece barrel. I know it doesn't make that much of a difference, just personal prefernce. Eventually, i'll change out the MIM with Wilson or similar bar stock parts, just going to enjoy shooting the hell outta it first.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:44:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 6:46:18 AM EST by k12lts]
My Custom II had a couple of FTE in the first 100 rounds. I don't know if I should blame it on the Kimber or the gun show reloads I was shooting. I'm reloading my own now and have had no more failures of any type.

I think for the money, the Custom II is a great buy.

eta, mine has the external extractor.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:16:17 PM EST

i love mine!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:18:00 PM EST
Yep, my Custom-II is my first 1911, and I LOVE it. Haven't had an FTF2/FTE2 with it yet. You won't be disappointed!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 4:43:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 10:38:08 PM EST
You guys tick me off! I owe enough taxes to buy a Wilson or other "Boutique" gun. My wife just bought a new Sig 229 with the accessory rail so I can at least fiddle with that till I build up my savings again.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 11:51:49 AM EST
sorry 'bout that man....
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