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It took a year long search but I finally have my new Kimber Compact CDP. Sorry about the quality of the photos but this was the best I could do tonight. The Kimber is the only CCO format alloy framed 1911 available in the PRK and somehow I think she'll do just fine. Big Grin





From the top right: S&W PC1911; Springer (precursor to the Mil-Spec); Kimber Compact CDP; early Kimber Ultra carry.
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Great looking pistol,Shooling! I really like the look of Kimbers, but don't own one yet. Someday...
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I have that exact CDP  Kimber with the wood grips, bought it new for and arm andpart of a leg several years ago.. I have the one on the bottom too, but in a full sized Kimber in Stainless . I shoot plus Ps in both but Im thinking the Ultra does not like em with the aluminum frame..
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Very nice firearm. The Kimber's are first class production pistols. Congrats. Yippee
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Beautiful piece, Kimber is first class.
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Nice 1911s!  My Kimber Pro Elite shoots GREAT, and has functioned flawlessly -- not one malfunction/stoppage after 4 years of shooting it!  Mine is 2 tone as well, except with black slide, silver frame.

I've been hearing some complain about QC issues with current Kimber 1911s, but I couldn't ask for better performance from mine.
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I think the SIS government model is the pick of the litter since it has the series 70 style parts and can be taken apart without any special tools.  That is a very nice looking handgun and I'm sure it will carry well due to the reduced weight of alloy frame & stainless slide. Thunbs Up  I'd be interested in hearing how it shoots since lock up is different without a front bushing.
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very nice!   btw, thought the photo's were of awesome quality too.
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nice guns-- use a kimber shorty for concealed carry-- al frame--close to 10k hot handloads with no frame problem. the bull /tapered barrels add considerable wt. to the front of the gun holding it in lock up longer, and requiring for of the cycling energy is used in unlocking rather than slamming the slide back.
most of the complaints about kimbers come fron their use of mim parts, which will shear or break easier than hardened tool steels. Kimbers use a transfer bar in their firing pin block instead of the orginal post as in the Colt series 80 type, which makes for a very good trigger  pull. Handguns are just like scopes if you use them enough they break!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:


I've been hearing some complain about QC issues with current Kimber 1911s, but I couldn't ask for better performance from mine.
 
Same here. Had a Kimber Tactical Custom II that was a great firearm.
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I took her out and put 50 flawless rounds through her today. That's all I had time for but she functioned perfectly and recoil was surprisingly mild. Much more pleasant to shoot than my Ultra Carry and I haven't a clue why.

I'm a little leery of Series II Kimbers myself and frankly I'm not sure how this would have functioned if I hadn't spent time working rough sports out of the action by hand. But I'm happy so far. I'm pretty busy this week and I'm not sure I can get back to the range before next week but she does go bang every time, doesn't abuse my hands, and hits what I'm aiming at.


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most of the recoil in 1911, glocks and autos in general comes from the slide mass, not the round, which of course causes the impulse, but if you watch slow motion shots of the event the wrist flex doesn't occur until the slide is back. if the wrist breaks prior to this the gun will limp wrist and not cycle.The noticable recoil reduction in shorter 1911 is because the slide impulse in lower do to the reduction in muzzle velocity caused by the shorter barrel.
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My problem with my 3" Ultra Carry's recoil is muzzle flip. My right pinky is arthritic as heck and muzzle flip sends the base of the grip into an arthritic pinky joint like it was being hit by a hammer. So far the 4" Compact seems to lack the pinky killing muzzle flip.

I made some changes this week and we'll see if it makes things better or worse. My hands are on the smallish side (men's size medium glove) with short stubby fingers. I swapped in an STI short trigger and set the trigger's pretravel tabs to limit pretravel to 1/32". I also swapped in a set of Esmeralda's famous thin grips. If you haven't seen her work, well it's beautiful. When you visit her site you don't order a style of grip. The grips that you select are the exact grips that she sends you. I ordered mine in cocobolo and you'll see that they are a bit lighter and redder but much richer and more detailed than the stock grips.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/06/2009 at 07:38
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Beautiful pieces.... Just beautiful...Really Sad  Iam all choked up... 
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nice wood, diamond pattern is interesting, not many have borders, makes for twice the amt. of work.
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