I live in Maryland. No more Kmbers sold here in this state until they make an integral lock. The upshot? I grabbed the last one on the shelf at my gun story and paid top price.
Now, like an idiot, I'm asking questions. Help!!!
I've heard so much about FTFs with Kimber gen II guns.
What has this board found about this SPECIFIC gun, the Kimber Custom Target II.
Is it prey to the same problems as the other Kimber gen II guns? Or is it the really fine target pistol I hope it will be. I plan to use it as my second and third gun for bulls-eye target.
Thanks in advance for taking time to reply.
I have a early Series I Target model and it has worked great for past 6 or so years. It is accurate and totally reliable. I did have some problems with out-of-spec slide lock in the beginning but they sent a replacement promptly. One big problem with Kimber pistols is that their adjustable sight is very fragile. On my pistol I had to replace the rear sight 6 times now due broken sight blade. Each sight only lasted for 3,000 - 4,000 rounds. I got the new "improved" adjustable sight last time and was told these won't break... we'll see.
I got a new Kimber Series II TLE pistol today and fired 350 rounds with not a single failure of any kind. Here is a pic of the new pistol
From what I have seen among my friends very few series I or series II Kimber pistols have any problem. Those that does have problems are usually minor and taken care of by the factory very promptly. I'm sure there are some defective Kimber pistols just like every other brand but you hear a lot about Kimbers because there are so many of them out there.