Opinions on this Kimber

Opinions on this Kimber

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    Opinions on this Kimber

    I was at the local gun shop and I have my eye on a very nice Kimber Pro Carry II .45. It has a price tag of 599.00.
    Need some opinions on how this gun conceals for a person my size and how is this price?
    BTW I am 6' 1" 200 lbs.


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    4" 1911 will conceal very well. It's a very thin pistol. Get a good IWB rig, a good belt, and a slightly oversize t-shirt and the pistol will disappear.

    The price is pretty good if it's in good condition.
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    The price sounds good if the gun is in good condition. This is a little off the topic, but Diamondback Police Supply off of Kolb rd. gives military/LE prices for their new Glocks. What store is the Kimber at? I promise I won't buy it I'll check it out for you if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    4" 1911 will conceal very well. It's a very thin pistol. Get a good IWB rig, a good belt, and a slightly oversize t-shirt and the pistol will disappear.

    The price is pretty good if it's in good condition.
    Amen to what Sammy said. I'm 5'9" and weigh 215. I carry a 4" Kimber OWB everyday. It conceals very very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B52 View Post
    The price sounds good if the gun is in good condition. This is a little off the topic, but Diamondback Police Supply off of Kolb rd. gives military/LE prices for their new Glocks. What store is the Kimber at? I promise I won't buy it I'll check it out for you if you want.
    If you were in my area...I couldn't say that :-)
    If it doesn't have the external extractor I'd say it's a good deal
    (the external extractor Kimbers have/had some problems)
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    My next purchase is a RockRiver AR15; my wife would castrate me if I came home with another 1911. But I too would be hesitant to let another know of a good deal, I was just trying to be a good neighbor. Take care!

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    I have no problems hiding a full size 1911 with nothing but jeans and a loose T-shirt. Holster is Cross Breed Super Tuck. It's all in the placement and cant.

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    Good price...I have a Pro Carry HDII in .45 & another one in .38super...both are good shooters!
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    What gun shop is that at again...could you give me directions or a phone number??? LOL
    good price on a great gun...that would be a purchase I would make.
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    One question. Do all of the pro carry IIs have internal or external extractors?

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    awesome gun. will conceal great, good price. go for it

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    I have a 3" kimber cdp and love it easy to conceal and a great shooter. The 4" must be more accurate and not much harder to conceal.

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    Here's my ProCarry II with internal extractor. It is 100% reliable.


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    Fair price

    The Pro Carry II will conceal well if you use the right holster and belt, and replace the stock grip panels with thin profile grip panels, reducing grip thickness by about 0.20 inches. The hardest part of the gun to conceal is the fairly long grip, which will tend to stick out behind you if you bend at the waist, possibly printing on your cover garment behind your hip. So you need a canted holster to minimize this.

    In answer to another question, some of the Pro Carry IIs have external extractors, and some have internal. Kimber made an abortive attempt to go from internal to external a few years ago, but then reversed field and went back to internal. So some of the externals are still out there, and sell at a discount to the internals because they had some functioning problems.

    Here is my Pro Carry CDP II, which I often use for CCW:

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    And if you get an external model, shoot it until it messes up then send it back to Kimber to be fixed. They'll take care of it.
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