This is a discussion on Kimber question within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I want to know. is a kimber worth the cost. What is so good about a kimber that a Hk or a sig doesn't have....
I want to know. is a kimber worth the cost. What is so good about a kimber that a Hk or a sig doesn't have.
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Personally, having owned four Kimbers, I would say no. Especially when you start getting into the "fancy" Kimbers that are nothing more than not-so-fancy 1911s given tacticool sounding names and a nice paint job.
For the same amount of money (and sometimes less) you can get a better 1911. Or, if you are already paying a ton of money for a 1911, save up a little more and buy a truly custom gun.
Amen Limatunes,especially if your not fond of the 70 series!
My two Kimbers have nice names, great paint jobs, and they were expensive...great guns and I have appreciated both...
I have also seen other $2,500 - $3,000 (big names/quality) guns fail to the disappointment of new owners.
If it's mechanical it can fail...OMOYMV
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I like mine, alot. It's my EDC. Very accurate, smooth action, easy for me to carry, and so far been very reliable. Even though it was a gift. I'd have a hard time paying close to, or over 1,000 bucks for any hand gun. Unless it just really tickles my fancy. Yes, some are worth it.
SO if you really like them, and really want a Kimber then get one.... not bad guns IMO.
Opinion WILL vary.
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I've owned 2 that came with some bugs. After the bugs were taken care of, they were very good pistols. Would I buy another? If I got a great deal on one, sure, but I'd also be prepared to invest a few more bucks in case of an infestation.
When you get upwards and over 1k, like my last Kimber would have been if it was new, there are a lot of options that might give you more than dress up for the money.
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It's worth what you're willing to pay for it. I would say no if you're paying close to retail, but if you can get one for around 800 I would say yes.
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PreSeries II Kimbers, Yes. Series II Kimbers, No.
Yes, love mine and use it as EDC.
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I have a 25th anniversary Kimber that I purchased 5 years ago.
I got what I felt was an excellent buy at $700.00 and it has been flawless in performance. However, a lot of what I have read and observed for Kimbers produced in the last couple of years leads me to think that they are over-priced for what you get. If I were looking today, I'd probably be looking at a Springfield.
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Is anything you purchase worth the cost?
Mostly depends on how badly you want it and what you pay for it.
Kimber Custom II ........ I've got less than $600 in it and it runs like a well oiled sewing machine.
Kimber Warrior .............. $850 ........ 2000 issue free rounds down the pipe.
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My only Kimber now. It was problematic at first but after everything settled in, it is great. Worth the money ? Because it was a painful start I wouldn't do it again. Glad I have this one though.
I have a Kimber Ultra Tactical - It's a great gun, and I really like it.
Would I buy it again? No. I have a Springfield Champion that feels to me like a much better firearm, and it cost me much less. I think the Kimbers are nice, but overpriced.