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Posted: 1/7/2006 3:02:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 3:54:38 PM EDT by garysubby]
Browsing Kimbers and other 1911's and came across the Gold Combat (kimberamerica.com/customshop.php)

Don't know much beyond Kimber's promo on their site. Looks like it visits their custom shop for a 3.4-4lb trigger and magwell among other features. Quickly checked some auction sites and bidding starts around $1k (w/ internal extractor) and a "buy-it-now" for $1250.

Would like your to hear your opinions/experiences?
Are MIM parts replaced with tool steel perhaps?
I assume it has the firing pin safety as opposed to the Warrior.
Is $1250 better spent elsewhere (nonrail only)? TRP, TLE, or other?


Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Gary
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 3:51:11 PM EDT
Might want to re-check that price. I am seeing them for around $1500. Looks like a nice 1911 though.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:28:10 PM EDT
It's a good gun. However, I do not see where the extra $ goes into these. I own a TLEII (external) without a problem. If I had your money I would get a TLE with the enternal extractor and change the the parts that you see fit. Either way you are looking at a good gun from a good company.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:36:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:00:32 PM EDT
Hmmmm $1250 to $1500 on a Kimber GC seems like a waste of money to me.

Still stuck with the series 2 system, and just about all the small parts are MIM.

Some people are not bothered by that. YMMV.

Consider that spending a little more gets you a used Baer, Wilson, etc., or a new one for a bit more than that.

Or buy a SA Milspec and sent it to Yost-Bonitz.

Either way you'll have a much nicer gun in the end (than a Kimber GC II)
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:15:46 PM EDT
I like it and If I was in the market for another Kimber I would go 1200.00. I have several 1911s and Kimber is one of the best. YMMV
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 12:18:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
Hmmmm $1250 to $1500 on a Kimber GC seems like a waste of money to me.

Still stuck with the series 2 system, and just about all the small parts are MIM.

Some people are not bothered by that. YMMV.

Consider that spending a little more gets you a used Baer, Wilson, etc., or a new one for a bit more than that.

Or buy a SA Milspec and sent it to Yost-Bonitz.

Either way you'll have a much nicer gun in the end (than a Kimber GC II)




Yep. What he said.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:47:08 PM EDT
Appreciate the honest input from 1911 gurus. You've made me re-consider. If I'm going to spend around $1300 for the GC and still have to deal with replacing MIM, why not spend another $400 or so and get into a new Baer (Thunder Ranch or Concept) and be done with it.

Thanks again.
Gary
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