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Old 03-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Big Gary Big Gary is offline
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Location: Kansas
Age: 59
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Rcp II

I have been on a wait for this since november and picked it up this weekend.
Own several other Kimber 45's and this is my first ultra.
It will be a couple weeks before I can go shoot it, little muddy here and got some other projects going on. So first thing I have done is read everything.
And tear the gun down and give it a good cleaning and lube. Plus got to check out the gun a little better too. I like the look of the finish on this gun, at first you would think it is black, but it is a very slight two tone, the frame is grey, but to me almost looks like it has a green tone to it. Have to be up close and in good light to see this, otherwise it just looks like a black gun. I have worked the slide a bunch and dry fired it, trigger does have a bit of creep, then drops hammer.
I will see if that breaks in better with time and shooting, if not I will clean it up.
I have given this gun a good looking over while cleaning it and found something I think very odd. Gun comes with thin red wood grips with three ball mill cuts for traction in them. I have ordered black VZ's for it, but the odd thing is the right grip panel is cut for an ambi safety. All the Kimbers I have ever dealt with do not need this cut for the ambi safety.

Everything seems to function nice on it, will tell you more after I get out and launch some lead thru it. See what I can hit with the minimalist sight groove on it.

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:09 PM
rnelson11 rnelson11 is offline
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Location: SC
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Great gun. I have 2, one from run 2 and one from run 3. Kimber made 3 runs with 500 guns each run. First run was around 1997 and had a true hammer. Run 2 was around 2004 and the hammer was flush with the slide when down. It was impossible to lower the hammer after loading a round. In run 3 which started about 2010 they came back with the small hammer like in run 1. I actually replaced the hammer on my run 2 gun with a commander hammer.

Some people don't like the fact that it doesn't have sights but it never bothered me. My first RCP II is my daily carry.

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Big Gary Big Gary is offline
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So does yours have the ambi cut on the grip too?
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:22 PM
BYJO4 BYJO4 is offline
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Congrats on the new Kimber and let us know how it performs.
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