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    Aug 22, 2010 12:05 AM GMT

    Well, today was my first day at the gun range. I carried the new Kimber 45 ACP and ran 150 rounds through it. I am glad I purchased the Kimber. In spite of all the rants I have heard stating the Kimber is a poor weapon (sounds like some of you guys on RJ ranting about things you have not and can not achieve, so you criticize it), it performed flawlessly.

    The Kimber aided me in becoming accurate and its precision (group spread) is unbelievably tight. I'm ready for Thugville. Pop.
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    Aug 22, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    Cool story bro ;3
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    Aug 22, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    ATLTED said

    The Kimber aided me in becoming accurate and its precision (group spread) is unbelievably tight. I'm ready for Thugville. Pop.



    hella kewl....but the question is
    if the kimby is unbelievably tight, can yo ass be conditioned to clench with da same accuracy n precishun?.....lolz icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 22, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    I commented in your other thread about contacting customer service. I hope if you did, that they took care of you.

    As I mentioned there, I have a couple of Kimber 45s, one is a CDP (Custom Defense Package) version. There are a number of 1911 forums where you can also get good info.

    My recommendation is not to depend on your Kimber until you have fired 500 rounds or so, and make sure to always use high quality ammo. The Kimber is an excellent pistol, but as with 1911s, they need to be thoroughly broken in and given attention.

    I had a couple of malfunctions within the first 200 rounds, so I cleaned it and put it in the safe, where it stays. If I had to depend on a pistol, I personally feel more comfortable with a Glock. But don't get me wrong, not knocking the Kimber.
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but in my next spy novel, can I consult with you so my hero can use one?
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    wait so then we're not talking about this Kimber?
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidI commented in your other thread about contacting customer service. I hope if you did, that they took care of you.

    As I mentioned there, I have a couple of Kimber 45s, one is a CDP (Custom Defense Package) version. There are a number of 1911 forums where you can also get good info.

    My recommendation is not to depend on your Kimber until you have fired 500 rounds or so, and make sure to always use high quality ammo. The Kimber is an excellent pistol, but as with 1911s, they need to be thoroughly broken in and given attention.

    I had a couple of malfunctions within the first 200 rounds, so I cleaned it and put it in the safe, where it stays. If I had to depend on a pistol, I personally feel more comfortable with a Glock. But don't get me wrong, not knocking the Kimber.


    Thanks. My trainer told me to use FMJ ammo until I get between 200 and 300 rounds through it. He also said it was important to keep the ramp clean. I was surprised that it was covered after 150 rounds with a residue, but I suppose that is to be expected as powder is burning while the chamber starts to open.

    What type failure did you have?
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I have a Kimber 84M Montana .260 rifle, and it's a fine firearm. This is the first I've heard of Kimber being considered poor quality.
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    paradox saidI have a Kimber 84M Montana .260 rifle, and it's a fine firearm. This is the first I've heard of Kimber being considered poor quality.


    I think from what I have observed in gun related forums, many of the failures such as failure to feed are possibly due to other brands of magazines being used in the Kimber as well as questionable ammo.

    The gun is very tight in regards to tolerances and some of this is to be expected till it loosens up. I think. Not enough experience on my part to make that claim.
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    ATLTED said
    socalfitness saidI commented in your other thread about contacting customer service. I hope if you did, that they took care of you.

    As I mentioned there, I have a couple of Kimber 45s, one is a CDP (Custom Defense Package) version. There are a number of 1911 forums where you can also get good info.

    My recommendation is not to depend on your Kimber until you have fired 500 rounds or so, and make sure to always use high quality ammo. The Kimber is an excellent pistol, but as with 1911s, they need to be thoroughly broken in and given attention.

    I had a couple of malfunctions within the first 200 rounds, so I cleaned it and put it in the safe, where it stays. If I had to depend on a pistol, I personally feel more comfortable with a Glock. But don't get me wrong, not knocking the Kimber.


    Thanks. My trainer told me to use FMJ ammo until I get between 200 and 300 rounds through it. He also said it was important to keep the ramp clean. I was surprised that it was covered after 150 rounds with a residue, but I suppose that is to be expected as powder is burning while the chamber starts to open.

    What type failure did you have?

    It's been awhile but generally failure to extract. (And my technique was fine - no limp wristing, etc.)

    Here's a thread that describes it generally:

    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=111429

    But just to keep it in perspective, I intend to deal with the CDP pistol some time in the future when I want to spend the time. Please don't consider my comments as negative. If you're planning to use it for personal protection, you need to hear all sides to make sure you've got the bases covered. In terms a beautiful pistol, you can't beat a 1911.

    (Don't worry about the negativity by some posters in that link - there is some good info there. Just be informed, that's all.)
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    SoCalFitness

    Here's a thread that describes it generally:

    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=111429

    But just to keep it in perspective, I intend to deal with the CDP pistol some time in the future when I want to spend the time. Please don't consider my comments as negative. If you're planning to use it for personal protection, you need to hear all sides to make sure you've got the bases covered. In terms a beautiful pistol, you can't beat a 1911.

    (Don't worry about the negativity by some posters in that link - there is some good info there. Just be informed, that's all.}


    So what do you mean by "limp wristed" and how does that affect a failure to extract?
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    ATLTED said
    SoCalFitness

    Here's a thread that describes it generally:

    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=111429

    But just to keep it in perspective, I intend to deal with the CDP pistol some time in the future when I want to spend the time. Please don't consider my comments as negative. If you're planning to use it for personal protection, you need to hear all sides to make sure you've got the bases covered. In terms a beautiful pistol, you can't beat a 1911.

    (Don't worry about the negativity by some posters in that link - there is some good info there. Just be informed, that's all.}


    So what do you mean by "limp wristed" and how does that affect a failure to extract?

    I'm lazy, so I'll give you another thread. The Firing Line is an excellent forum.

    http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291665



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    Aug 22, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
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    Aug 22, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    Nice to hear that it performed well. I traded an almost new S&W Military and Police towards a Kimber dessert warrior and have never looked back. The Kimber has never once failed to feed, to eject or malfunctioned in any way regardless of what I use. The S&W would fail at least once out of every 50 rounds unless I used one certain type of ammo. Also, the palm swells it came with felt like crap and did not suit my hand at all. I have only fired one other gun (which I also own) that feels better in the hand than the Kimber.

    What was the final decision concerning lubrication?


    ***Edit: sorry- I forgot for a moment I am Canadian. What I really meant is "what is a Kimber and why was it made in 1911?.***

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    Aug 22, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    west77 saidNice to hear that it performed well. I traded an almost new S&W Military and Police towards a Kimber dessert warrior and have never looked back. The Kimber has never once failed to feed, to eject or malfunctioned in any way regardless of what I use. The S&W would fail at least once out of every 50 rounds unless I used one certain type of ammo. Also, the palm swells it came with felt like crap and did not suit my hand at all. I have only fired one other gun (which I also own) that feels better in the hand than the Kimber.

    What was the final decision concerning lubrication?


    ***Edit: sorry- I forgot for a moment I am Canadian. What I really meant is "what is a Kimber and why was it made in 1911?.***



    I settled on a light machine oil. From what most of the 1911 guys say you do not need an extreme pressure lubricant like the copper paste that is used by makers such as Glock, HK, or Sig.
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    Aug 23, 2010 7:07 AM GMT
    Interesting- thanks. The other gun is actually an "old" Sig...