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Old 07-12-2013, 08:51 PM
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wondering opinions on most accurate out the box kimber 1911
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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I think the only one that comes with a test target is the Super Match
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:58 PM
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Since they are all the same, I would say they are all equally accurate. I have never owned a Kimber that wasn't extremely accurate.

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:04 PM
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Mine is a Grand Raptor II.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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In my opinion the accuracy is virtually the same on the Kimbers.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:10 PM
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Well, the fact is, they aren't "all the same." If they were, you'd have to be damned foolish to buy one of the Kimber models costing over twice as much as some of its stable mates.

The Custom Shop Super Match II "should" be the most accurate. According to its official description, it comes with a "hand-fitted, oversize stainless steel barrel, guaranteed to have fired a 5-shot, 25 yard group measuring 1 inch or less center-to-center."

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/cu...super-match-ii
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:38 PM
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I've tested several and the most basic model should get 2" or less at 25 yd. with good ammo...

I agree with Steve that the Super Match is better but also believe that most accuracy complaints can be fixed if the shooter learns how to not jerk the trigger...
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:38 AM
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the best shooter in my bunch is a Kimber gold match ii. I have a few Kimbers to compare it with.

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:18 AM
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My Custom II to me was my "most accurate" although my Gold Cup was just as good. For the money, I'd buy the Custom II or Target II...I don't think the average shooter would be displeased. They are fine shooting guns
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:43 AM
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Well, the fact is, they aren't "all the same." If they were, you'd have to be damned foolish to buy one of the Kimber models costing over twice as much as some of its stable mates.

The Custom Shop Super Match II "should" be the most accurate. According to its official description, it comes with a "hand-fitted, oversize stainless steel barrel, guaranteed to have fired a 5-shot, 25 yard group measuring 1 inch or less center-to-center."

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/cu...super-match-ii
Very good point on the cost aspect IF accuracy was the only factor. I don't like when some models are almost double. But, I do understand the price jump when the model has some "add ons". My CDP for example, has carry melt, ambi safety, front strap and under the trigger checkering, and night sights. I got it with CCW in mind.

Most of the time the gun can outshoot the shooter. I suggest reading some reviews or watching some YouTube reviews and so if that might help ya out.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:39 AM
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.......but also believe that most accuracy complaints can be fixed if the shooter learns how to not jerk the trigger...
And other trigger control and grip issues (all easily fixed).
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:48 AM
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For the money, I'd buy the Custom II or Target II...I don't think the average shooter would be displeased. They are fine shooting guns
I agree.

The Stainless Target II which I own is probably accurate enough for the skill level of all but the most accomplished shooters. That said, if I just had to have the most capable pistol in the Kimber lineup, I'd buy a Super Match II.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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I have 3 Kimbers: Tactical Entry II, Tactical Custom HD II, and the Gold Combat RL II. They have all delivered outstanding and comparable accuracy results. For competitive range accuracy, I agree with the other suggestions on the Super Match versions. For combat accuracy, almost any full size Kimber out of the box is going to be a great choice. The rest is just add ones and preferences with finish, sights, accessory rails, etc.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:39 PM
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My super carry pro makes very happy ever time I go to the range, very accurate, my tech pro kimber is also accurate.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 PM
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Most accurate I've owned was a kimber super match. It shoots really well, but so did others I have fired. Sadly I no longer own the SM. Should have kept it.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:16 PM
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'97 > '99 Better triggers, more detailing on barrels, more hand fitting.
Pretty obvious when you field strip and lay them side by side.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:05 PM
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About the only way to know is take a random sample of at least five of each and shoot them from a ransom rest with the same lot number of ammunition. Otherwise, it is just a guess. Most will out perform mere mortals.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:39 PM
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About the only way to know is take a random sample of at least five of each and shoot them from a ransom rest with the same lot number of ammunition. Otherwise, it is just a guess. Most will out perform mere mortals.
This^^^^^^ Agreed.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:42 PM
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I've tested several and the most basic model should get 2" or less at 25 yd. with good ammo...

I agree with Steve that the Super Match is better but also believe that most accuracy complaints can be fixed if the shooter learns how to not jerk the trigger...
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:59 PM
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Well, the fact is, they aren't "all the same." If they were, you'd have to be damned foolish to buy one of the Kimber models costing over twice as much as some of its stable mates.

The Custom Shop Super Match II "should" be the most accurate. According to its official description, it comes with a "hand-fitted, oversize stainless steel barrel, guaranteed to have fired a 5-shot, 25 yard group measuring 1 inch or less center-to-center."

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/cu...super-match-ii
Alright, they are all the same except 1. Either way, I have never owned a Kimber that was not super accurate for a production gun.

Kimber guns are all the same base guns with different options added on. I highly doubt that a TLE is any less of a gun than a Gold Combat yet a TLE is hundreds less. So yes, you would have to be a fool to pay hundreds more for the same gun with different paint but people do it every day.

Having worked for Ron Cohen for 3 years, I can honestly say I have an idea of how Kimber's marketing department thinks. I saw the same thing first hand at Sig.

Don't get me wrong, I like Kimber 1911's. I own one now but to say that they aren't all the same base guns with different sights, paint and grips would be wrong. Except for the Super Match that, according to Kimber's marketing department, is made in the custom shop.

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:58 PM
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Alright, they are all the same except 1. Either way, I have never owned a Kimber that was not super accurate for a production gun.

Kimber guns are all the same base guns with different options added on. I highly doubt that a TLE is any less of a gun than a Gold Combat yet a TLE is hundreds less. So yes, you would have to be a fool to pay hundreds more for the same gun with different paint but people do it every day.

Having worked for Ron Cohen for 3 years, I can honestly say I have an idea of how Kimber's marketing department thinks. I saw the same thing first hand at Sig.

Don't get me wrong, I like Kimber 1911's. I own one now but to say that they aren't all the same base guns with different sights, paint and grips would be wrong. Except for the Super Match that, according to Kimber's marketing department, is made in the custom shop.
Sorry I had to point out you were wrong, but, well, you were. It happens to the best of us. Rather than get defensive about it, it's usually best to simply move on. I have.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:05 PM
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Sorry I had to point out you were wrong, but, well, you were. It happens to the best of us. Rather than get defensive about it, it's usually best to simply move on. I have.
I'm not getting defensive about it at all. You were right, I forgot about the Super Match. I was just pointing out that they are all the same base gun. Even the Super Match has the same MIM parts that a Custom II has.

Have I mentioned that I actually like Kimber guns? I have owned 3 of them. I'm just pointing out that they are all basically the same gun so accuracy should be excellent no matter what someone buys.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:21 PM
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Shot a match with an Ultra Carry and had touching double taps on almost every target, shooting on the move. They all shoot about the same for me. For run and gun, any pf the Kimbers work, regardless of barrel length or sight type.

Stationary target? I reeeeealy like the Super Match. I can shoot my Custom II with wonderful results at 10-15 yards, but shoot the SM best at 25 yards on the two that I am in contact with. What a great pistol the SM is!

All just personal experience...no science involved.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:27 PM
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I have two Kimbers both are accurate but I'd say that my Warrior is just a little bit more then my Target.
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I like my Super Match 2 very much,smooth and accurate.
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