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Old 04-22-2011, 12:39 PM
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Hi,

I don't see many of these pistols on here, so I decided to start a thread for those of us who own one. I am a new Kimber Raptor II owner, and have only just received my pistol from the dealer. Pictures soon... It is a Blued, not Stainless one (I just am too old school to have a stainless pistol, I guess)

The initial Field Strip and clean went very well, and I got a chance to admire the excellent craftsmanship of the pistol while doing so. I also do not plan on doing absolutely anything to the pistol, unless it is a needed repair. I believe in respecting Kimbers' choice of how they make the pistol. Otherwise I would have bought a different one.

Are there any users who have good / bad comments and tips on this model?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:47 PM
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Congratulation on your new Raptor and welcome! That is a really nice piece. Like you, I am also old school, I do find blued guns very appealing, esp. nowadays when they are not too common as in the past.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:55 PM
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Are there any users who have good / bad comments and tips on this model?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:56 PM
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I have the 5" SS Verison. Have never shot it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:12 PM
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I dont have a raptor "yet". But seriously, great thread, but totally worthless with out pictures!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:22 PM
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Congrats on your new Raptor! Stainless Ultra Raptor II here. Have had for over a year and really love it!



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Old 04-22-2011, 01:24 PM
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Well here is my new ultra raptor... I'm not old school or new school I just wanted a finish that will hold up to holster wear better than my blued guns.

Anyway, the FBI silhouette target is literally my first 28 rounds from 25 yards the first time I took the gun outta the box and pulled the trigger. Very pleased with it's accuracy and now all that's left is to break it in and pull my grouping together.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:45 PM
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Oh, there's just a few....

http://forums.1911forum.com/search.php?searchid=7239361
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:35 PM
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I love my Raptor and hope you like yours as much. Mine is blue also. It shoots great and I carry it most of the time I open carry with the Sheriff's Dept. They are a great pistol.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:30 PM
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Here's mine.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:35 PM
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And ... with daily carry grips.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:54 PM
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I have a Raptor II that is almost 5 years old now and I absolutely love the weapon. Never a single malfunction and extremely accurate, congrats on your new toy.

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:18 PM
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I have the 5" SS Verison. Have never shot it.
If you send it to me, I promise to take care of it and shoot it often....
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:26 PM
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And ... with daily carry grips.
Are those grips by Esmerelda? Looks good.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:07 AM
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Ultra Raptor II
I love it.... To be honest though, I wish I had the SS



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Old 04-23-2011, 12:08 AM
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Had mine a couple months now and love it. Little bugger eats a lot, about 1400 rds so far.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:45 AM
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I had a little hiccup along the way with mine, but now that it's fixed, it's just fine and I can honestly say that you are going to love this weapon and I hope yours is as accurate as mine. The trigger on this weapon is probably the best I've ever pulled on any single action outside of my King Cobra but then again the SA trigger pull on that DA is best measured in ounces rather than pounds. Accuracy of the Raptor is just about unbelievable.

The combination of the grips and the pattern on the front strap provides fantastic purchase with no room to wiggle around in your hand. I'll be sending my Pro Carry HD off for the golf ball pattern as soon as I can stop spending so dang much money on new weapons.

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:11 AM
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A little extracter tuning and a Wolff XP spring within the break in, now flawless over 1500 rounds since October.
Just waiting on leather so I can carry it more.
Also contemplating selling the CDP Ultra for a little Brother Raptor Ultra.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:32 AM
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Here is mine,


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Old 04-23-2011, 01:02 PM
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Ok, I had a chace to take some pictures of my Raptor II, here you go:









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Old 04-23-2011, 01:07 PM
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Thanks so far to all the picture posts.

As far as why I picked the blued finish... apart from being "old school", whatever that means, is that everyone whom I know that has had Stainless Steel pistols, they have always complained about how they eventually do "stain", pretty much no matter what you do. My dad's best friend has a LARGE collection of pistols, and even his Colt Match SS collector one on permanent display had some staining on it. Go figure.

With the blued finish, it lasts longer if properly cared for, and can always be re-done at the factory should it need it.

These are very beautiful examples of a modern 1911 pistol. The only other one I might consider buying (for now... hehe) is the 100 Ann. Colt, just because it is an ann. model, and my dad had one, which is how I got into these pistols to begin with.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:13 PM
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Here is mine,
Hi Lambert,

Beautiful example. From this picture, it seems the frame is SS, whilst the slide is blued? Probably an optical illusion from the dig camera.

I am going to show my newbiness, as far as "modern" things go, so can I ask why one magazine has a red bumper?

Last time I was at a range or at my ranch shooting, there were no plastic bumpers, only original Colt 1911s and their factory mags.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:21 PM
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Ultra Raptor II
I love it.... To be honest though, I wish I had the SS
Hi,

Nice pistol! Which grips are those? I'll probably not get any new grips, until I see how much I do or do not go to the range to shoot it, and like /dislike the factory ones.

Interesting difference to note between this model, and the 5" one, is the recoil spring guide. In yours it is flush with the plug, while on mine it is inside the the plug about 3/8".
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:26 PM
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Congrats on your new Raptor! Stainless Ultra Raptor II here. Have had for over a year and really love it!
Nice pistol!

I won't be getting a holster for mine anytime soon... in Los Angeles County, good luck with open carry, no CCW, PITFA County and City bylaws.

I still don't get how they can "bypass" the Constitution, at a local level, in order to make a city "safer"... maybe they could get a hint from London, where armed and violent crime exploded as soon as they forbade their citizens from carrying or owning handguns. They are majorly F^%$ed over there...
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:10 PM
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Here's my Ultra Stainless:

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