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Posted: 1/8/2009 4:58:48 PM EDT
I have an opportunity to buy a Kimber Ten II (black slide, 4" barrel) for $450 out the door (that's a hair over $412 before tax). Negatives: barrel is fouled, the hammer has bit of surface rust, and the high points on the slide are a bit worn. It's still very tight, so I know it's been fired MUCH less than the external wear would indicate.

So, what say you hive mind?

Have you shot / owned one? How did you like it? Is this a good deal after taking the negatives into account?

Poll on its way, so I'm the first IBTP.
Link Posted: 1/8/2009 5:46:24 PM EDT
Is this a 10mm or a 10rd 1911?
Link Posted: 1/8/2009 5:56:34 PM EDT
.45ACP, double stack, mags can be had in 10 round or 13 round flavors.

If I understand correctly, Kimber discontinued the Ten II family.
Link Posted: 1/10/2009 6:36:01 PM EDT
kimber bp 10 2 series is the polymer framed hi cap .. bul inc in isreal makes the frames for kimber.. they also make the frames for the charles dayly polymer hi cap gun.. i like mine the bul m5 polymer hi cap frame is advertised as being 1/8th thinner than a standard USGI issue gun.. i would assume the kimber is as well
Link Posted: 1/10/2009 7:06:21 PM EDT
Kimber + hi-cap = save your money
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 2:27:53 PM EDT
Save your money, Its crap. I sold mine.
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 3:17:44 PM EDT
I almost bought the same gun (except it was the gold model)  If you like the setup, buy the Charles Daly and get the warentee.  The $ is almost the same.  Luckly I bumped into a lightly used STI Tactical 5.0 to spend my $ on instead (a little more $ though)
Link Posted: 1/20/2009 4:06:01 PM EDT
Colt combat elite.... fo sho
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:11:00 PM EDT
For $450, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.  Lay the hammer flat on some crocus cloth to polish off the rust spots.
I just bought a Charles Daly.  (As noted above, same gun, mfrd by Bul in Israel.)
Came with two mags.  I had a hard time finding extra mags, then noticed that the Kimber Ten mags are identical to Para-Ordnance mags, except for one thing:  the magazine catch notch on the P-O is just a smidgen lower than the one on the Kimber.  I had a Clinton-era 10-round P-O mag that I could afford to experiment with, so I filed away on the top of the magazine catch notch, a little at a time, until it latched into the Kimber/Daly.  Took it to the range, and by golly, it works!  So, if you can't find Kimber/Daly spare mags, you can get P14 mags and file the notch.

ETA - I was disappointed to discover that the Kimber/Daly does not fit in standard 1911 holsters, as does the Para-Ordnance.  Bummer.
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