My new 1911

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    My new 1911

    After many years of wanting one I finally gave in and bought a 1911. I looked at many before I decided on this Kimber Custom CDP II. The disassembly/reassembly appears to be a bit more complicated than any other pistol in my inventory. So I am scouring the internet for a detailed and definitive "how to" demo before I undertake the process prior to the first range visit.

    The following photos are not the best, but then I'm not a very good photographer:



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    Nice gun. And it reallly isnt any more complicated than most pistols, its just new and more of the "stuff" is visable when stripped down. I'm sure you will enjoy it a lot.
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    Nice gun. As Sixto said it really isn't that complicated to breakdown. I bought my first 1911 in January and had a little trouble getting used to breaking it down. Now I can break it down pretty quickly. There are plenty of videos out there how to break down a 1911. I think the hardest part learning how to re-assemble was the takedown pin.
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    Nice choice! Enjoy it!
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    Very nice. I think when I save up for a 1911, it will be a Kimber, unless I can get in touch with a guy I used to work with. If I can, I will be getting this one. He gets them from a gunsmith in the Perfomace Center and I can get it for $900.
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    Just always remember to NOT depress the grip safety while trying to remove the slide from the frame. If you encounter any resistance, stop and make sure you aren't depressing the safety. Same with reassembly.

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    Ooh, nice looking pistol there.

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    Nice looking pistol.

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    Nice choice...
    I have two Kimbers, the Ultra CDP II, AND the Kimber Compact CDP II.

    Take down and reassembly is a bit of a problem for 'first timers', but you'll breeze throught that quickly. (Those darn paper clips...)

    You have a fine weapon there!
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    Thats series of Kimbers is where I would be looking if I bought a Kimber.
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    nice unit
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    very nice gun you have there....

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    Nice.

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    Got my 1st 1911 at age 17, USMC issue in 1961.

    We would have races taking them apart and putting them back together blindfolded.

    I still like the 191 platform

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    Excellent choice - I have one of these. Do expect a 400-500 round breakin period with the Kimber but once you're past that you should be in outstanding shape!
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