This is a discussion on Kimber Ultra CDP II my take after 2,000 rounds… within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pogo2 I also use a Kimber CDP frequently, but it is the Pro model with 4 inch barrel. I have had equally ...
When I install Kimber laser grips on customer's CDP's I bob the ambi thumb safety to clear the CT laser bump. It's unobtrusive but still usable. After I tape up the frame with blue painter's tape, I use a cutoff wheel on the dremel, a small dremel stone to round off the edges, and emery to polish. I supply a couple of Pro Tac mags with every gun, because I don't care for the stock mags. Make sure all your alloy frame mag followers end in a bull nose to avoid a cosmetic ding in the alloy under the feed ramp. The 4" slide requires spring replacement at 800 rds, but the 3" is at 1200rds. The 3" doesn't require the take down tool once it loosens up a bit. I chrono 185gr copper Barnes Cor Bon DPX out of the 3" at 450 ft/lbs.
Nice review, and it mirrors my experience with a 4-inch CDP Pro II. The OEM mag was handled with "percussive maintenance" prior to being scrapped as a gesture of kindness to the world, and Wilson 47Ds now feed the gun. I'm close to 2000 rounds now so I guess it's time to order some recoil springs.
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Thank you for sharing. Very nice Kimber you have there!
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That looks like a beauty.. I would love to try out a short barreled kimber.
I would love to have a Kimber. Thanks for the review especially the mag tip. It is sad that when you spend so much for these firearms that the manufacturer does not provide solid magazines. Glad you solved the issue.
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Thanks for your post.
I too am in the market for the Kimber Ultra CDP II. Your post helps with my decision.
Good review. Why would Kimber make a good gun then supply the gun with a crappy magazine? Can't even take them apart to clean them. As far as grips: Esmeralda will probably retire with the business she has received from me...
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Good review. After jonesing for the same gun for a year, I found a used but mint one for $800 and, pounced on it! It has a great trigger, better than my Springer Loaded for sure and, seems to shoot as accurate [due to trigger?]. A real joy to carry. What I can not believe is that my wife has not stolen it from me. Guess she likes the 642 that much!