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Old 04-16-2017, 08:28 PM
hps hps is offline
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I never had any ill thoughts or feelings toward Kimber but have heard that their newer offerings fall somewhat short of their pistols of the early yrs.

I purchased a used blued Classic Gold Match, has a little wear but wear doesnt bother me in the least. I have lots of other 1911 offerings from manufacturers ( DW,Springfield,Colt,CZ,Citadel) this CGM from Kimber seems to be a VERY nice pistol. I LIKE!!
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:05 PM
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I never had any ill thoughts or feelings toward Kimber but have heard that their newer offerings fall somewhat short of their pistols of the early yrs.

I purchased a used blued Classic Gold Match, has a little wear but wear doesnt bother me in the least. I have lots of other 1911 offerings from manufacturers ( DW,Springfield,Colt,CZ,Citadel) this CGM from Kimber seems to be a VERY nice pistol. I LIKE!!
I have a Kimber classic II, and it has served me well despite all the warnings from the Colt Fanboys and the Dan Wesson fanboys. My brother has a Dan Wesson, CZ 1911 and has had a cult. I shot them all. And from my perspective my Kimber ones just as well as any of them

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:29 PM
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:42 PM
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There are a s#!t load of flawless running Kimber 1911s serving shooters out there. And a small portion of some not so good ones. You are likely to be fine with yours.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:53 PM
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:28 PM
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Congrats, and welcome to Kimber.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:50 PM
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Hello hps, I keep hearing how the early models are Super Duper, but the current models are junk, or nearly so. Never owned an early model, but have owned a half dozen Kimbers made in the last 15 years or so. I can say they were all very good guns, well worth the price of admission IMHO. My current Eclipse Target in 38Super has performed flawlessly with any factory or handloaded ammunition I've used in it. I'd estimate that this gun must have somewhere near a thousand rounds through it at this point. It has had no tuning,tweaking,polishing or parts replacement of any kind to improve reliability or accuracy. It has never failed to feed, fire, eject, extract and lock the slide back on empty. I don't know if it's just luck of the draw, or improved manufacturing, but this one has the best barrel/slide/frame fit of the several I've owned. Accuracy wise it is certainly the equal of my Colt Custom Shop Special Combat Government, that cost considerably more $$$. Anyway, I'll report as soon as my Kimber "falls somewhat short" or perhaps just crumbles to a cheap metallic dust. But no one should probably hold their breath waiting for that report

BTW, I examined a new Kimber Gold Match and new Colt Gold Cup in a shop a couple years ago. The Kimber was much better fitted, had a better trigger, and much finer finish that the Gold Cup. Had I been in the market for such a pistol, I would have purchased the Kimber, but would have had no interest whatsoever in purchasing the Gold Cup. And I like Gold Cups! I've owned 9 GCs since the '70s. Sad to say, they were not all very good guns. Enjoy your Kimber. It should serve you well.
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