Kimber Pro Carry

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    Kimber Pro Carry

    Anybody run one of these? Deciding between a 4" 1911 and a Glock 19 for carry. All my other guns are full size, OWB only. I like the slim 1911 and the 45 that they run, but I like the Glock price. Was thinking of a SA Mil-Spec, but think the Kimber is better suited for carry. I had a Custom II full size, and it fed everything, no throating required.

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    If you are going to carry the 1911 are you concerned with the extra weight for carry. I know you had a customII but did you carry it? You will be carry'n a cocked and locked pistol so your training well have to be up to snuff a bit more than the average stricker fired pistol. Also haveing twice the round count in the mag of a glock. Lots of guys carry 1911's and do so safely but for me ,never, its a weight thang in general. Atleast with a gen3 glock that you can still buy new it will run basicaly for ever with no real upkeep. Oh I ain;t ether a glock guy all though I own a g17 or a 1911 guy. I carry a kahr. They might also be an option for you if the thin 1911 basic look is what you want.

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    I used to carry the Kimber Ultra Carry II, but switched to the Glock 19. For several hundred dollars less, I have a pistol I am much more comfortable with, and confident in.

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    Kimber Pro Carry II here. I like the slim package and the 8+1 .45 capacity. Use a Crossbreed holster about 4:00; with a good belt, I don't feel the weapon at all.

    When I originally got it, it would pitch the empties back at my head. Sent it in for adjusting ... took a few weeks, but works perfectly now.

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    Used to carry a 1911 commander length. Swapped for the M&P compact for weight and reliability reasons. Cant say I am upset about the decision. But the kimber is a good weapon on a proven platform (the 1911).

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    Of your two choices...I've had a Kimber Pro, now I have the Glock-19...the Glock wins hands down.OMO
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    Yes I carry Kimber pro Raptor. Good pistol HOWEVER: I had a bobtail added to mine & at the same time had a trigger job.
    I dry fired it a few times before heading of to the range & guess what happend? The hammer broke in half! I had but 1000 rounds or so through it before this happend just glad it did'ent happen in the middle of a gunfight!!

    What did I do? I freaked out that's what. I replaced the hammer the sear the extractor the hammer strut the disconnector with Ed Brown components. I also got rid of that ambi saftey that was always getting some how knocked off with an Ed Brown tactical safety.

    I replaced all of these MIM parts becauce my Series 70 & series 80 colts with I guess with well over 50,000 rounds have'ent broken anything!
    My Kimber now runs as well as my Colts & is darn accurate!
    I have Glocks as well & that is the one semi auto handgun I recomend to people that don't want to shoot hundreds of rounds to break in a pistol.

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    My carry gun is a 3" kimber custom eclipse. I am still testing reliability and best carry methods and have not reached the level of edc. I have found both my 3" and my full size Kimber to be comfortable to carry OWB when I can wear a coat or jacket, Summer has kept me from carrying much. I have not found a way to IWB that I am comfortable with. I just recieved my Remora holster yesterday and am experimenting now. I figured this was the best way to experiment with position and not spend a lot of money. Definitely conceals easier with only a t shirt, and so far not uncomfortable although not as comfortable as OWB. They are right I was able to carry around the house with sweatpants last night gun stayed where I put it. To the op I would go with the 1911. I am biased that way mostly because I am very comfortable with the 1911 platform and find that it is the most natural pointing gun for me. Also IMO a safer design for carry.

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    Have any of you guys looked into the Kimber Solo Carry 9mm? I believe that will be a sweet and very easy CCW weapon
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    The Kimber is a bit more to maintain and requires a break in. If you own 1911's then you know this already. I like both for carry. The 15+1 in the G19 and ease to maintain is hard to beat and dummy proof. I don't know about the weight difference I wonder how much of a difference it is if the Kimber was loaded with 185gr. 45acp and the Glock loaded with 147 gr. 9mm....lol.

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    Like them both, have them both. I carry a G26 (sometimes G27).
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    Glock 19 all the way. 15+1 is a LOT of firepower. Not to mention no manual safety to possibly be forgot at the worse possible time.
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