I hope I don't regret this....

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    I hope I don't regret this....

    Picked this up this weekend... I haven't even shot it yet and I already want to carry it....

    I really hope that this isn't full of some of the problems that you tend to read about... time will tell!


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    Congratulations!

    Give the lday a proper break-in and use good quality magazines and I think you will be fine.

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    The chance of regret in carrying a Kimber 1911 is VERY, very, very slight. In the unlikely event of that happening, there are some very capable 1911 Pistolsmiths that can make practically ANY regret...(poof) vanish. That's a peach! Congrats.
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    Nice pistola, I'm thing about add one to my collection this year..
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    As already mentioned, break it in per the manual and when you have removed all hiccups, it should be as reliable as any 1911. Dont get discouraged if you see an occasional hiccup until broken in. The 1911 is an exceptional handgun. Congrats!
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    That's a purty gun...treat it well and it will do the same to you!
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    Nice looking pistola!

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    In my experience...most "problems" that I hear related to Kimbers come from people who have not put enough rounds through the gun to properly break it in.

    My Kimbers have always been very tight to tolerances and REQUIRE breaking in. I'll have a few issues during the first 400-600 rounds, then the things are super reliable - without having to really do any modifications or tweaking.

    I shoot both hard ball and gold dot defense rounds with no problems.

    Again, just my experience...
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    Nice !!!
    let us know how it shoots!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hidden View Post
    In my experience...most "problems" that I hear related to Kimbers come from people who have not put enough rounds through the gun to properly break it in.

    My Kimbers have always been very tight to tolerances and REQUIRE breaking in. I'll have a few issues during the first 400-600 rounds, then the things are super reliable - without having to really do any modifications or tweaking.

    I shoot both hard ball and gold dot defense rounds with no problems.

    Again, just my experience...

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    My wife's Aegis II was 100% out of the box. My Ultra CDP II worked just like the instructions said. I had a few FTFs the first four hundred rounds. I followed the instructions for breaking in a handgun with tight tolerances. Since that break-in period, it's been perfect. I carry it everywhere. You'll love yours.

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    Bloo, very nice choice +1 from all above... tear down, clean and give it a good lube job.

    Read the manual, follow proper grip technique and enjoy that puppy!

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    sweet looking pistol!

    best of luck

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    Beautiful gun, the more I see them the more I want to buy one for myself!!!! Enjoy!

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    What model is that?
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    Gorgeous pistol...nice choice.
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