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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:44 pm

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AndyC wrote:I'm sure it sells to those who don't know any better, otherwise Kimber would obviously have been out of business years ago - but that ain't me. Good luck to them.
Awww, you just called Kimber owners ignorant. That's cute.
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Some of them, perhaps. While ignorance doesn't mean stupidity, I still lay the bulk of the blame at Kimber's door.
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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by JSThane » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:05 pm

AndyC wrote:Some of them, perhaps. While ignorance doesn't mean stupidity, I still lay the bulk of the blame at Kimber's door.
So, essentially, Kimber is like pre-bailout Chevy? They can make some good products, but since the consumers will buy it like hotcakes, they come out with the Avalanche instead? :biggrinjester:


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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by treadlightly » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:23 pm

I have a Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II given to me by my wife to get me to stop whining about Kimbers. It worked. :mrgreen:

The only issue I have is that it's a little finicky with the defensive rounds I've tried. JHP is 100% reliable, so that's what I carry. My guess is reliability issues are tied to the shortened action of my little gun. I know plain old JHP is old school, but I don't feel unarmed.

Well, there is one other issue. Practice with my Kimber is an exercise in futility. I've tried, and I just can't make it miss. If it won't miss, I can't practice effectively. The darn thing shoots a four inch pattern no matter what I do.

The trigger has a little bit of creep, but you don't notice it if you sort of slap the trigger. Since it won't miss, there's no point in squeezing.

Seriously, I like 1911's, which puts me a little predisposed to like any of them. I'm biased. I like my Kimber.

And it's a 1911. If I wanted to get the creep fixed, it's just like a full size 1911 in that department.

Or maybe I don't get out enough. Maybe there are guns a lot nicer - but I like my Kimber.


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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by Taypo » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:08 pm

treadlightly wrote:I have a Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II given to me by my wife to get me to stop whining about Kimbers. It worked. :mrgreen:

The only issue I have is that it's a little finicky with the defensive rounds I've tried. JHP is 100% reliable, so that's what I carry. My guess is reliability issues are tied to the shortened action of my little gun. I know plain old JHP is old school, but I don't feel unarmed.

Well, there is one other issue. Practice with my Kimber is an exercise in futility. I've tried, and I just can't make it miss. If it won't miss, I can't practice effectively. The darn thing shoots a four inch pattern no matter what I do.

The trigger has a little bit of creep, but you don't notice it if you sort of slap the trigger. Since it won't miss, there's no point in squeezing.

Seriously, I like 1911's, which puts me a little predisposed to like any of them. I'm biased. I like my Kimber.

And it's a 1911. If I wanted to get the creep fixed, it's just like a full size 1911 in that department.

Or maybe I don't get out enough. Maybe there are guns a lot nicer - but I like my Kimber.
Have you tried Hornady Critical Defense? I had the same problem with my UC until I ran into that round, works like a champ in mine. My wife's is a different story. Hers likes the Barnes HP a lot .

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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by RPBrown » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:18 pm

As I stated in my first post, when you get a good one, it is real good. BUT when you get a bad one it is real bad. Based on the posts on this subject, I hold that to still be true.
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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:42 pm

If Kimbers were half the price they are, I'd probably be a tad less scathing.

Then again, seeing as Rock Island Armory pistols from the Philippines are already half the price of Kimbers and run twice as well, I shan't hold my breath.
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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by winters » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Someone asked for opinions about kimbers. I guess I should expect all my guns to look like they were put together by a monkey with a haxsaw. god forbid i except some decent machining.

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Re: Kimber Quality?

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Post by ShootDontTalk » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:52 pm

I imagine the one immutable truth still applies here:

(Feel free to fill in the blanks appropriately.)

"I, so and so :cool: read on the Internet that old so and so said that the _____________ is absolute garbage. Old so and so said that since he/she/it bought a _____________, everything ever made by ___________ is absolute garbage only suitable for gullible cretins to own."

This is a gullible cretin, if you don't know --------> :biggrinjester:

By that gold standard of judgement, nothing on the face of the earth made by the hand of man (sorry, he/she/it) is ever worthy of consideration. Buying said ___________ garbage instantly marks one as a pariah among men (sorry, he's/she's/ it's) - meaning you'll look like this little fellow everywhere you go forever more. -----> :biggrinjester:

If you, old so and so, don't like ____________, by all means don't ever buy a ___________ . If you, old so and so, bought one that is garbage, send it to me. I'll PM my address. I'll find a good home for it. Then you, old so and so, don't have to vehemently grouse about it all the time to everyone on the Internet. Most important, you won't grow up to be a ----------> :biggrinjester:

If you, :cool: are curious about a ___________ and want to know if they're worth owning, I suggest you practice the time-honored tradition of going to look at a _____________ in a store, where they sell all the other other garbage brands, and make a decision based on your personal evaluation. If it works out, you're good to go. :cool:

Following this simple procedure will prevent you being labeled an old so and so, and......wait for it......






Growing up to look like me ---------> :biggrinjester:

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