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Old 03-12-2013, 01:22 PM
slingblade7460 slingblade7460 is offline
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Kimber Super Carry Custom HD




I am contemplating buying a Kimber Super Carry Custom HD, and I would like some feedback on the quality, reliability, etc of the gun. Also, what is a good baseline on the break in period because, I've heard everything from 100-500 rounds. Is there a preferred lubrication or lubrication method? To give context; this will be my first 1911 style pistol, and I understand that there is a difference between shooting 1911s and other pistols. What mags work the best with this model? Finally, are there any parts that need to be changed out?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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Best thing to do is read this. Talking advice from others on things like wearing in is dangerous because not every manufacture recommends the same thing for the same reasons.

As far as mags, it's the same with any 1911, the ones that you like and the gun likes better.

The only parts that need to be changed out are mags when they get empty and they can be reused , and any part that breaks which is not likely.

The only other thing I would say is, if it's for carry, go for it if it's got the features you want/like. If not, consider getting a full size gun without a rounded butt. A bobtail or rounded butt (Kimber's answer for a bobtail) are great for carry, but not needed and to me not preferred if it's not.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:21 PM
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I use 47D wilsons in my pro carry. Had a colt officers at 34 oz. and it was just to heavy for carry. Love the aluminum frame, I've shot 150 rounds with no failures so far.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:15 PM
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I have the Super Carry Pro HD. I just surpassed the 500 round mark. I use Kimber Tacpro mags and Wilson mags. You will not need to change any parts until/unless something breaks.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Welcome to the Forum!

Just follow Kimber's guidelines for break-in and lube. Additionally, for cleaning and lubing just do what makes you comfortable.

My Kimber's work great on Kim Pro Tac and Wilson mags.

There aren't any parts that need to be changed out.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:21 PM
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I have the Super Carry Pro HD. I just surpassed the 500 round mark. I use Kimber Tacpro mags and Wilson mags. You will not need to change any parts until/unless something breaks.
I bought mine two months ago but it's the full size version. I took it out for its maiden voyage this weekend and it ran flawless. It shoots a bit high but I think it's me, the other problem is the finish is already coming off. This is after it was already sent back because the finish basically flaked off upon first cleaning out of the box. How is your finish holding up. I love the gun but the finish is more like a water color paint to me. I hope to get a Raptor soon.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:01 AM
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I bought mine two months ago but it's the full size version. I took it out for its maiden voyage this weekend and it ran flawless. It shoots a bit high but I think it's me, the other problem is the finish is already coming off. This is after it was already sent back because the finish basically flaked off upon first cleaning out of the box. How is your finish holding up. I love the gun but the finish is more like a water color paint to me. I hope to get a Raptor soon.
I have some normal use finish wear, but no flaking.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:20 AM
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Mine still looks new after 600 rounds and being carried. I suspect Kimber may have had a bad batch that day of Kim Pro finish they are not telling anyone about. Perhaps it might even have been a prep problem before the coating was applied. Flaking finish is not holster or normal wear to a finish.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:48 AM
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I've run more than 500 rounds through mine and haven't had a single hiccup even with Remington hollow point self defense loads. As far as I am concerned, this weapon was ready for concealed carry right out of the box. You should be good to go.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:53 AM
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Kim Pro Tac and Wilson 47D mags for my Kimbers. Frog Lube for all of my guns. SCC HD is a beautiful pistol. My next Kimber will be either that or the SC Pro HD.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:11 PM
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The only parts that need to be changed out are mags when they get empty and they can be reused ,
and any part that breaks which is not likely.


And the standard RTFM (Read The Funny Manual).
They recommend FP-10 oil, and it has worked very well for me.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:04 PM
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Best 1911 I have ever owned

I have two of them and tell people all the time it is EXACTLY the 1911 I would have had custom built for myself if I had my druthers and all the money in the world. Fortunately, Kimber made them already with the Super Carry Custom HD, so all I had to do was buy them.

I use the Kim Pro Tac Magazines and Wilson Combat Mags.

I lube with Weapon Shield and Shooter's Choice Grease.

Best purchase(s) I ever made.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:56 AM
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Easily my favorite to shoot. Never an issue thus far and I use KimPro TacMags.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:05 PM
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In terms of lubing the 1911, I use Ultima-Lube II by Wilson Combat. They have videos of how to apply it their 1911s and I followed their recommended procedures.

This lube is the best I have ever used and makes the slide action really nice
on my pistol and all my other pistols for that matter.

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:17 PM
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:56 PM
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I have the Super Carry Pro HD. I just surpassed the 500 round mark. I use Kimber Tacpro mags and Wilson mags. You will not need to change any parts until/unless something breaks.
Is the front strap on the SC Ultra HD integral to the frame or a separate, removable part? I've not seen the HD in person yet.
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