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Posted: 4/12/2006 6:34:08 AM EDT
Pre Series 2 Kimber Classic Custom



Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:39:16 AM EDT
I don't think Kimber ever falls into poor man's anything.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:48:07 AM EDT
For a $450 8 year old base pistol, plus around $500 in upgrades, Makes a Sub 1k pistol. Cheap compaired to other All steel non-MIM 1911's.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:07:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 8:24:47 AM EDT by yobo]

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Cheap compaired to other All steel non-MIM 1911's.



Looks like you still have the original Kimber thumb safty and the grip safty
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:20:08 AM EDT
wHAT YOU HAVE CHANGED?

On my Kimber I blew the slide apart, grips, and wilson 8rd mag. double charge of 45 acp. added a Ed brown high ride a wilson steel flat MSH, a EGW hard sear and I am still in it for less than 500?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:44:31 AM EDT
Considering that the original bone-stock GI M1911's and M1911A1's were real men's fighting 1911's, I'd say you're not doing too bad there.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:48:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Cheap compaired to other All steel non-MIM 1911's.



Looks like you still have the original Kimber thumb safty and the grip safty



Yes I tried a Wilson Thumb safety,.. Didnt like the profile so out it came....Grip safety I can live with, Figure its the least likely to die.

Short list includes
Wilson tool steel Pin kit
Wilson BP firing pin, and stop
Wilson BP slide stop
Brown Standard guide rod and cap
Brown bushing
mccormick flat smooth MSH
Wilson BP extractor
Complete spring kit
Wilson mag catch
V-series trigger
VZ grips
Slant-pros
etc etc etc

MIM still includes, Grip safety, hammer and sear, and thrumb safety

Probably forgetting a few things ....but you get the point
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:27:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 11:30:03 AM EDT by pdg45acp]
I paid $800 for my used Kimber... It had been through the Kimber Custom Shop..

So, yes, I'm poor now... but wow!! .. what a gun..

A real poor man's gun = I just picked up a used Norinco for $375 this morning.. I tuned the extractor and put 100 rounds through it about 2 hours ago.. it was 100%.... I need to find more deals like that
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 4:27:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 8:04:37 PM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By underdog75:
For a $450 8 year old base pistol, plus around $500 in upgrades, Makes a Sub 1k pistol. Cheap compaired to other All steel non-MIM 1911's.



1911 guys have a whole other concept of "cheap."

Nice looking pistol, BTW.
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