Wanting a Kimber
I am wanting another gun, the Kimber Ultra II. But I just got my other pistol just last month. Currently I have the following:
XD 9m SC
XD .45 Gap Compact
Ruger P94DC (.40)
Colt Revolver King Cobra 4 in. (.357)
Beretta .22 Bobcat
I know I have enough weapons but, am I just getting greedy. I have only had my CCW for 3 weeks. I am also considering getting rid of my Ruger to make room for the Kimber. Lost in decision.
I believe you're laboring under a misconception. How can you ever have enough weapons?
The Kimber Ultra is a great choice for a CCW. For me, it's the Ultra CDP II. Light weight, accurate, reliable, comfortable and easily concealable. Match it up with a top-knotch holster (such as The Answer, from Tucker Gunleather) and gun belt and you're good to go.
Then, practice, practice, practice! Start out by carrying around your house unloaded, cocked with the thumb safety on. This will build confidence for concealed carry in Condition 1: round chambered, cocked & locked, the recommended carry condition for a 1911.
Get all the range time you can. If you're getting a new Kimber, shoot about 500 rounds of FMJ to break in, then pick your defense loads and practice some more. I currently use Winchester Ranger SXT 230gr JHP. There are lots of good threads here about defensive ammo and ballistics.
There are folks here with lots of knowledge and experience, so you should be able to find lots of info to get you started in the right direction.
The words "I have enought weapons" do not compute.
To be honest, and not degrade your decision by any means, as i did the exact same thing you are talking about...I normally carried a Springer fullsize, stainless 1911..I bought a Kimber Raptor..(& love it) But when i did a side by side comparison of my $500 springer to my $1200 kimber, to me as a non conniseur, I could tell no discernable difference.
Does this mean I made a bad decision in getting the Kimber..no I don't believe so. But for me it shoots exactly like my Springer.
just my 2 cents.
The Kimber is a great weapon, I love my Ultra CDP!
A Kimber is a great gun. Perhaps carrying for a while first might refine your choice though. try giving it a month or 3. then see what you might want to fill your carry needs.
Whatever you do, follow the break in instructions to a tee. I have a Ultra Carry II and I have about 300 rounds through it and still cannot get 100% reliability out of it. My first mistake was not stripping and cleaning it before taking it to the range for the first time. It seems to be getting better but I don't have 100% confidence in it yet.
REMEMBER...you can NEVER...EVER....have enough firearms...and please don't sell any of the ones you have....those are yours...there are many like them...but they are yours...pass them on to your children and their children....like fine china....er....lets call them MAN CHINA, care for them, love them...SHOOT them, and teach the next generations...then pass them on.
I have a Kimber UC II. I love it. I have over 500 rounds now through it and it is flawless,........ except for FMJs. I am currently using the EFMJ that Federal offers, and have had no problems with those.
I've had all kinds of advice about why it doesn't feed well with FMJ, (FYI I did switch to some Wilson Combat and Tripp Mags, still a problem), but I'm not willing to give up the pistol just yet to have someone look at it.
It is extremely easy for me to conceal, great fit and balance in my hand, and shoots accurately.
1. Buy a kimber
2. Carry the XD subcompact
I also, have the Kimber Ultra CDP II...it's my usual EDC...great gun, and you won't be disappointed!
Stay armed...stay safe!
I had enough guns about a dozen back...and I'm just getting started!