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Old 05-16-2012, 07:13 PM
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Super carry pro. Some info please




I am considering a super carry pro for a off duty carry. Any one that has one can you give me some info about it. Functionability, reliability, how does the aluminum frame hold up, accuracy etc.

Thanks any help will be appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:58 PM
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I owned one very briefly and traded it to a shooting friend when I got my GA precision rifle from him. I love the 2 tone look and the scallops. The Pro sized guns are my favorite of the Kimber line. I've had zero issues with the aluminum framed guns so don't believe any of the hype people say about them. There were 2 things I didn't like about the gun, which is the same for all my guns... I'm not a fan of ambi safety's, nor night sights. I replaced mine with a strong side and my usual 10-8 rear with a brass bead front.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:20 PM
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Mine has been very reliable and accurate. The lighter frame makes it carry very easy, especially in an IWB holster.

My only complaint, or preference, would be to change out the Metro sites to a pair of Heine ledge, or 10-8 sights like Crash said above.


I have shot mine in several IDPA matches, and Back Up match and have done very well. It helps having a full grip. The bobtail make it easy to carry, too, but you need to practice to make sure that you are on the grip safety.

Hope it helps and I would recommend one and buy it again. One more thing to add...buy some Wolff replacement recoil springs and change them every 800 rounds.

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:58 PM
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Have had a SCP for about a year, maybe 1000 rounds thru it.
Put the Wolff recoil spring in it right off, has been flawless.
I am right handed, so I may remove the ambi for carry.
Will see, none of my other 1911 Kimbers have the ambi.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:51 AM
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I'm not a big fan of the ambi safety either, Which spring does it take?
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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Wolff part number 32725 KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:49 PM
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I found a place Near me that has a bunch of them for the best price I have found so far. I am a few hundred short, so hopefully soon.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:42 PM
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Got it

I went to a local gun show this weekend and guess what I saw. A BRAND NEW, Super Carry Pro. Did some wheeling dealing and its mine now. Got it home and cleaned it up. I plan on shooting tomorrow, Ill let you know how it goes.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:01 PM
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Wolff part number 32725 KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG
Gonna order the springs, we'll see how it goes
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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I had one and it was not reliable to where I would carry it at as a defensive weapon. I changed the springs and it made all the difference. Don't know why Kimber won't put the correct springs in it from the start and avoid potential problems. That was my first 1911 and I sold it to a friend who likes Kimbers and I graduated to Wilson Combat and Ed Browns. It did feel good in the hand.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:08 PM
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Is the spring all I need, I am going to order that number. Is that all?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:25 PM
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I ordered the Wolf spring pack which includes the recoil and firing pin springs.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:00 PM
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Mine had a large number of FTFs using PMC, 230 grain ball ammo. The gun has been performing much better as I get more rounds down range...

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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I ordered the Wolf spring pack which includes the recoil and firing pin springs.
I ordered the Wolff spring. It didn't say anything about Fp spring, will it come with those.?
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:23 PM
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I have the super carry ultra and love it. Out of about 400 rounds, I have only had one FTF and that occured when I had shot about 120 rounds on the range, so the gun was pretty dirty. This was a Remington golden saber hollow point. So far I have shot about 300 FMJ with no mishaps at all. I still have the factory springs in it and will keep them until they need replacing.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:28 AM
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All wolff recoil springs come with the firing pin spring.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:47 AM
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Ok, so I understand the theory about the Wolff recoil spring (more power to push the slide forward, right?).

What difference does the wolff Fp spring have?

Also, Will it be necessary to change the Fp spring if I put the Wolff recoil spring in?

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:43 AM
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I am considering a super carry pro for a off duty carry. Any one that has one can you give me some info about it. Functionability, reliability, how does the aluminum frame hold up, accuracy etc.

Thanks any help will be appreciated.
For all practical purposes the aluminum frame will hold up as well as steel. You have to shoot many thousands of rounds through an aluminum frame gun before it shows any wear.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:26 PM
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Got the springs in ( recoil and firing pin springs), was able to shoot it, all good no failures of any kind.

I shot some Winchester white box some Winchester hollow points and some federal hydroshocks. All good.

I am liking this gun more every time I shoot it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:19 PM
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I have two. Both reliable. One is my carry gun. Have several thousand rounds down range with them, no failures.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:27 PM
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I have a Pro and a Custom. Both have a lot of rounds through them and neither has ever failed that I can recall. Had them both for over a year. Both shoot anything I feed them, and I have not changed the spring, just the stock stuff. Reminds me, I think the Pro might be due for a spring change. About the only complaint for me is not a lot of choices in aftermarket grips.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:30 PM
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Rassco grips is making them for the scp. Also jsgrips is cutting them for it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:31 PM
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I'm waiting for my rassco ones to come in the mail as we speak.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:32 PM
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Oh it's jsgungrips
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:41 AM
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One more thing to add...buy some Wolreplacement recoil springs and change them every 800 rounds.

Greg
This is a pistol that i am thinking of adding to my 1911 to buy list. Just curious, why replace the recoil spring at what seems to be be a moderate round count. Is that a standard replacement interval for a 4"barrel? Sorry if the question is basic, I just want to understand how different the upkeep is between a commander sized versus government sized pistol.
Thanks.
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