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Old 02-22-2011, 05:12 PM
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Suggest the best compact Kimber to CC




Been thinking about getting a compact over the summer. I've been looking at the EMP 40 (high side) and the RIA (low side) compact and figured I would also look into Kimber. Out of the numerous carry models, what is the best overall?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:38 PM
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"Best" is relative depending on whether you are looking for a 3" (Ultra), 4" (Pro), or Compact which gives you the 4" barrel with the Officers (Ultra) frame. Have you fondled them, or better yet, rented and fired them to see whether you prefer a 3,4, or 5" barrel? Is .40 your caliber selection over the more typical .45 or 9mm 1911s? I don't know RIAs but the Ultra would be gun to compare with the EMP but I doubt it comes in a .40.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:39 PM
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Depending on what you think is ideal to carry.

Ultra (smallest), Compact, Pro or Custom (largest) Then pick the "features" and appearance you like.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:21 PM
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The Super Carry Pro seems like what I am looking for. Just depends if I can find it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:24 PM
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The Ultra CDP II has a lot of features for the money. You get a nice set of night sights, a carry melt, ambi safety, and a good looking pistol. Shoots accurate as hell for a short barrel pistol too!

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Old 02-22-2011, 06:28 PM
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The Ultra CDP II has a lot of features for the money. You get a nice set of night sights, a carry melt, ambi safety, and a good looking pistol. Shoots accurate as hell for a short barrel pistol too!

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I agree with AXE. But have you ever shot a 3" before? They really are not for everybody. Some just dont like them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:30 PM
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I love my Super Carry Ultra! It shoots very well! With a little extractor tuning and some Wolf springs, it eats everything from every mag I put in it!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:54 PM
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I love my Super Carry Ultra! It shoots very well! With a little extractor tuning and some Wolf springs, it eats everything from every mag I put in it!
How bad was your wallet hit, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:28 PM
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Local gun shop in Phoenix, I paid right at $1500 and the dealer threw in 2 boxes of GoldenSaber 50rnd boxes...
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:32 PM
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The ultimate in CCW as far as conceal-ability is no doubt the RCP of the 1911 platform. 2dn Id rate Super carry Ultra. 3rd Ultra CDP II, 4th Any ultra carry. 5th Compact stainless/Compact CDP
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:42 PM
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I have a pro CDP and a ultra raptor, I love both. What surprises me the most is that to me the ultra raptor shoots better than the pro CDP. The overwhelming point is that they are both fine shooters and both easily concealable.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:56 PM
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Best as in what? Most expensive?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:57 PM
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Best as in what? Most expensive?
Just because it is expensive doesn't mean best. Just an overall aesthetic.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:03 PM
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Just because it is expensive doesn't mean best. Just an overall aesthetic.
You are right. Aesthetics are most important in a CC gun.

Get an ultra in all black for a CC gun.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:29 PM
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Super Carry. Fantastic guns, wouldnt take for mine.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:46 PM
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Super Carry. Fantastic guns, wouldnt take for mine.
Very nice gun! But pricy...

Are you looking for a basic model or something with bells and whistles - two tone, lasers, etc?

It would almost be a shame to pay extra for a nice finish just to put holster wear on it.

Some of us prefer a series I gun, as in no firing pin safety.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:51 PM
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Very nice gun! But pricy...

Are you looking for a basic model or something with bells and whistles - two tone, lasers, etc?

It would almost be a shame to pay extra for a nice finish just to put holster wear on it.

Some of us prefer a series I gun, as in no firing pin safety.
Yea it was a little high, but I got a good price on it. I bought it for the features that I liked for carry....rounded butt, carry melt, cocking notch on the rear sight, etc.

And it doesnt have the firing pin safety!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:58 PM
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Looks mean a lot. Its funny, but I wouldnt carry an ugly fat girl. Kimber Eclipse Ultra. It works very well too, she is a fine shooter and beautiful too!
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:28 PM
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Kimbers web site has a great matrix of features for each model.
Pick your features. ie. Frame Material, Sights, etc
Price your model for comparison to the Rock Island or Springfield.

I prefer the ultra size, mepro tritium sights, Crimson Trace grips with the standard (non-ambi) saftey.

Try a few models and you'll flind your fit.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:47 PM
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I agree with AXE. But have you ever shot a 3" before? They really are not for everybody. Some just dont like them.
Duh! How the hell would I know how accurate they are?

I think the question was "which compact to get". I think he has already determined they are for him.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:59 PM
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I agree with AXE. But have you ever shot a 3" before? They really are not for everybody. Some just dont like them.
Duh! How the hell would I know how accurate they are?

I think the question was "which compact to get". I think he has already determined they are for him.

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:38 PM
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RCP. Designed 100% for carry. Not for me,but maybe you'd like it
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:36 AM
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Yea it was a little high, but I got a good price on it. I bought it for the features that I liked for carry....rounded butt, carry melt, cocking notch on the rear sight, etc.

And it doesnt have the firing pin safety!
Have you had any of the usual Kimber malfunctions(recoil spring, extractor, etc)?
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:06 AM
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Have you had any of the usual Kimber malfunctions(recoil spring, extractor, etc)?
Nope, gun has run flawless through the first 400 rounds. Couldnt be happier with it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:54 AM
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Nope, gun has run flawless through the first 400 rounds. Couldnt be happier with it.
Well, I think you may have sold me. Now I just have to save up.
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