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Old 07-13-2006, 05:22 PM
1911luvr 1911luvr is offline
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TLE Blue or TLE Stainless




Looking to pick up a Kimber TLE, can't decide blue or stainless. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:14 PM
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I have the stainless TLE II 5" and am in love with it. Just like the look of stainless better then blue. They also hold up better in humid environments. Just picked up the Stainless compact 4" and it is beautiful to behold. I think it is worth the extra bux to go with SS but thats just my 2 cents
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:44 PM
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I like the Blued. I have the gun w/o the rail. Stainless is to flashy for me.
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:48 PM
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It really comes down to a matter of preference. I happen to like my blued TLE for its subdued appearance. Its more of a work horse than a show horse.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:08 PM
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I just ordered a Stainles TLE. I chose Stainless because that is what i like and i know it will be more durable, and show less wear.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:14 PM
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Not to be negative, but If one didn't have the external extractor that's the one I would get.
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:27 PM
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I like the looks of the blued guns, but really like the durability of the stainless. Most of my kimbers are stainless come to think of it. Maybe time for a change. Or...maybe the tactical 5" alloy job solves the finish issue. The internal extractor is a given, but I thought the TLE's were made with external?
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:38 AM
Gary1911A1 Gary1911A1 is offline
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I have an early TLE II that has the internal extractor. It was one of the 1st and I'm glad I got it. Reportedly Kimber is now going back to the internal extractors.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:38 AM
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For what it's worth, I had a Stainless II, and decided to trade for a TLE/RL II. I planned on getting the TLE in stainless until a friend pointed out the the frame of the black TLE is actually stainless and the oxide coating is pretty durable. I chose the black TLE and now I prefer it to the stainless I traded in.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:26 AM
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All new TLE's come with the IE now. I had to choose between the SS and Blk too . Had to go with the black it is truly a beautiful 1911, SS showing in all the right places, and all those extra goodies. However, in the end Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Good Luck no matter Blk or SS it will still be a bad ass TLE.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:37 AM
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All new TLE's come with the IE now. I had to choose between the SS and Blk too . Had to go with the black it is truly a beautiful 1911, SS showing in all the right places, and all those extra goodies. However, in the end Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Good Luck no matter Blk or SS it will still be a bad ass TLE.
Not all of the TLE's are IE. The Stainless TLE is still EE, and Kimber says they have no plans on making it IE.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:54 AM
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I also got one of the early internal extractor TLE's in black. I love it. My friend is planning on trading his SA milspec toward a Stainless TLE when he finds one with an internal also.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:55 AM
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I just called Kimber they now only make the TLE BLK in IE and the SS in EE. I don't know why? I am glad I pick up the BLK. I din't even realize if the SS was a EE.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:24 AM
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Billy Bob is correct. I posted this the other day on another thread. It is an e-mail I received from Carl Flesch at Kimber in response to an inquiry about Stainless TLE's and their extractors.

"Thank you for your email and for considering Kimber for a new pistol
purchase. You are correct, the Stainless TLE II and the Team Match II
will continue to be manufactured with the external extractor, and there
are no plans at this point to convert this pistol to internal extractor."
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:33 PM
Gunlovintexan Gunlovintexan is offline
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personally i have the KIMBER TLE RL 2 EE and i would not hesitate to buy another with EE its been 100%




sorry for the poor quality pics i did this really quickly.....the gun ontop has a few finger prints, its not two tone or painted....sorry guys...alright alright alright i admit it i have a problem....im addicted to kimbers

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Old 07-16-2006, 04:53 PM
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Get the Blued one. The blued ones with a little holster wear on the highs are real "eye candy"
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