New Purchase...went with the Kimber Ultra Carry II

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    New Purchase...went with the Kimber Ultra Carry II

    Just wanted to thank everyone on here who gave me their advice on whether or not to trade my Glocks in and buy the Kimber, after a couple days of thinking about it and 3 trips to the range I decided to keep both of the Glocks (23 Gen 4 and 30) and just buy the Kimber to add to the collection, So far the Kimber has 100 rounds through it with no problems! Love the way it feels in my hand and its pretty accurate for a 3" barrel. Thanks again for all of your help!!

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    Very nice!

    Is that the full size grip?
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    Congrats on the new gun.
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    That is a nice gun. A smart move on your part keeping the glocks. I mean really in the long run guns generally don't lose to much of their value. Its kind of like a savings account really except more fun, at least that's what I tell myself.
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    Be prepared for the loud moans and groans about Kimbers and their poor quality, MIM parts, yada yada...

    I got a CDP Pro a few years ago, no problems with it through about 2000 rounds, if we leave the OEM magazine out of the discussion. Notably, no break-in issues; the gun has eaten everything I've fed it, from hardball to a variety of JHPs to my SWC reloads.

    One data point (mine) does not establish a trend, but every gun manufacturer out there has had quality issues over time. Even Colt put out some poor-quality 1911s during a 4-year strike and before new production tooling was brought on line. Shoot the heck outta your Kimber and enjoy it!
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    great choice. I have had one for over a year and love it. It has become my EDC.

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    gasmitty said it right. shoot the heck out of it and enjoy it.

    I've had my Kimber for awhile now and have had no problems at all. I've also been able to fire whatever ammo I wanted to. I guess I'm lucky so far because I haven't even had any trouble with the stock mags but if that's all I ever have to worry about it want matter.

    And as others have already said "Nice Gun"

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    Nice Kimber, All of my Kimber's treat me just fine. Enjoy.

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    Very nice! And I agree with others who have said it was a good decision to keep the Glocks - if for no other reason than to be able to refute people who might now accuse you of being a gun snob............LOL............."Hey, I just left my Glocks at home today".......
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    I have 3 Kimbers, one of which is a SIS Ultra (processor to the Ultra II). It has over 1,500 flawless rounds through it and eats anything I feed it. I would recommend getting Wilson Combat magazines. They're much better made and (IMHO) more reliable than the stock Kimbers.
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    Enjoy! I have a Kimber and a Colt. Neither have given me any problems.
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    I do enjoy my Kimbers. They do punch nice tight groups. Throw the factory mags in the garbage and get some good mags. Keep on shootin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGunny View Post
    I have 3 Kimbers, one of which is a SIS Ultra (processor to the Ultra II). It has over 1,500 flawless rounds through it and eats anything I feed it. I would recommend getting Wilson Combat magazines. They're much better made and (IMHO) more reliable than the stock Kimbers.



    Amen on the Wilson mags. THEY work, Kimber mags usually DON'T.
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    Congrates on the new weapon now become familiar with it and that only happens by shooting that gun allot. I mean allot. Drill drill drill make that gun an extension of reaction and it will be effective for self defense.

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    Very nice pistol. Well done.

    With regard to magazines: What works for you is all that matters. If yours works with the factory mags, use them. If not, find some that work and use those. There are no style points for magazines - reliability is all that matters.

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