Kimber Pro Carry 2 (325 flawless rounds so far)

Kimber Pro Carry 2 (325 flawless rounds so far)

This is a discussion on Kimber Pro Carry 2 (325 flawless rounds so far) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I have been buying 1911's like no tomorrow. But I always stayed on the cheaper end of the pool (to me that's $600 or ...

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    VIP Member Array smolck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,116

    Kimber Pro Carry 2 (325 flawless rounds so far)

    So I have been buying 1911's like no tomorrow. But I always stayed on the cheaper end of the pool (to me that's $600 or less). Then I decided to go to what I thought was a more "premium" brand and bought a Kimber Pro Carry 2 for about $750. I know a lot of threads on the net have them listed as problematic and unreliable, but mine has been perfect from day 1.

    Today I put another 100 rounds through her, including 50 rounds of Tulammo (cheap crap). Not one jam, not one issue. I am shooting them out of the Kimber factory 7 round mag and a used fake Colt 8 rounder I bought used. This thing is a sewing machine. No matter how fast you shoot, it just goes bang. And the accuracy, well, see for yourself. The below is 35 rounds at 7 yards. I was shooting about as fast as a normal person would count 1-2-3-4 etc. A couple mags faster than that. I am PLEASED!

    The only change planned is a Kimber solid trigger with no holes. I just don't think big holes are a good idea on a carry weapon. Big if, but what "IF" something got in there, the gun might not go bang. So anyways, I hope this helps someone decide on Kimber. Great gun and the only 1911 I have had thus far without a single issue.
    Attached Images
    Last edited by smolck; April 26th, 2012 at 03:02 PM. Reason: changed mag to "fake"


  2. #2
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,237
    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    So I have been buying 1911's like no tomorrow. But I always stayed on the cheaper end of the pool (to me that's $600 or less). Then I decided to go to what I thought was a more "premium" brand and bought a Kimber Pro Carry 2 for about $750. I know a lot of threads on the net have them listed as problematic and unreliable, but mine has been perfect from day 1.

    Today I put another 100 rounds through her, including 50 rounds of Tulammo (cheap crap). Not one jam, not one issue. I am shooting them out of the Kimber factory 7 round mag and a used military Colt 8 rounder I bought used. This thing is a sewing machine. No matter how fast you shoot, it just goes bang. And the accuracy, well, see for yourself. The below is 35 rounds at 7 yards. I was shooting about as fast as a normal person would count 1-2-3-4 etc. A couple mags faster than that. I am PLEASED!

    The only change planned is a Kimber solid trigger with no holes. I just don't think big holes are a good idea on a carry weapon. Big if, but what "IF" something got in there, the gun might not go bang. So anyways, I hope this helps someone decide on Kimber. Great gun and the only 1911 I have had thus far without a single issue.

    Glad you're happy with your gun and it's working out for you, just as an FYI, be very, very careful with "used Colt mags", there's a ton of counterfeit magazines and while it may just be an issue with terminology, I doubt very, very much that you have a used "Military" magazine, or at least a Military mag that wasn't doinked around with.

    If the bottom of your mag looks like this:



    It's a fake.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array smolck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,116
    Okay fine, my fake Colt mag. I'm not too worried about the nomenclature, all I know is it works as flawlessly as the Kimber factory mag. And for a gun that is said to be "unreliable" and a lot of people say Kimber factory mags are crap, the gun is perfect to this point with BOTH mags. No reason to believe the next 325 rounds won't be as perfect as the first.

    Either way I edited my OP to reflect my fake mag.
    Attached Images

  4. #4
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,237
    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Okay fine, my fake Colt mag. I'm not too worried about the nomenclature, all I know is it works as flawlessly as the Kimber factory mag. And for a gun that is said to be "unreliable" and a lot of people say Kimber factory mags are crap, the gun is perfect to this point with BOTH mags. No reason to believe the next 325 rounds won't be as perfect as the first.

    Either way I edited my OP to reflect my fake mag.
    ....Look at the pictures again. Those are not the same. That looks to be a Okay Ind. made magazine, in which case it's a good mag, but still doesn't make it a "Military" magazine.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array smolck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,116
    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    ....Look at the pictures again. Those are not the same. That looks to be a Okay Ind. made magazine, in which case it's a good mag, but still doesn't make it a "Military" magazine.
    Interesting. I guess it is a "better made fake" then? Oh well, as I said, it holds 8 rounds and works so that is what makes me happy.

    And I forgot the obligatory gun porn.....factory and unmolested save for the checkering thingy from Wilson Combat.
    Attached Images

  6. #6
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,237
    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Interesting. I guess it is a "better made fake" then? Oh well, as I said, it holds 8 rounds and works so that is what makes me happy.

    And I forgot the obligatory gun porn.....factory and unmolested save for the checkering thingy from Wilson Combat.
    Colt doesn't make their own mags, they are subcontracted by different vendors. The markings on the bottom of the mag show who made the mag. Generally, if they have the Pony, they're good to go.

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array smolck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,116
    Added a new trigger, I like it a lot, thought I'd share.
    Attached Images

  8. #8
    Member Array DEATHMASTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    46
    love the KIMBER

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

best ammo for kimber pro carry 2

,

best ammo for kimber pro carry ii

,
best kimber carry pistol
,
best kimber concealed carry
,
best kimber pro
,

best magazine for kimber pro carry ii

,
counterfeit kimber guns
,
how to identify fake colt vs real colt 1911 mag
,
kimber pro carry
,
kimber pro carry 2
,
kimber pro carry defense ammo
,
kimber pro carry ii ammo
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors