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Old 02-07-2016, 05:26 PM   #6886
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EDC an Ed Brown is great, very reliable and accurate.

A out of the box Kimber (which they all are) not so much espically reliability, owned a few and no more.
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:08 PM   #6887
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EDC an Ed Brown is great, very reliable and accurate.

A out of the box Kimber (which they all are) not so much espically reliability, owned a few and no more.
A friend of mine says the same thing. He bought a new one and it wouldn't run well. He messed with springs, magazines, different factory rounds, etc. He reloads and finally found a single bullet (Montana Gold 230gr RN) that it feeds reliably. I offered him $350 for it...
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:03 PM   #6888
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I really like mine. Maybe they just needed some good mclovin.

I've shot heavy powder reloads, which it loves, light reloads which it tolerates if I don't limp wrist it, then I'll get a fte occasionally. Factory loads any weight bullet are fine. Just gotta keep her clean. Fit and finish and tolerances are great.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:38 PM   #6889
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It's not just that most don't run well. I do not like the misleading advertising, there is nothing Custom about their Kimber Custom except their branded name.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #6890
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If I were looking for a out of the box 1911 that functioned like a custom made firearm, I would be looking at the STI Trojan.

Shoot against them all the time and they are the real deal for a box gun that is
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:01 PM   #6891
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85% of the problems I've seen with a 1911 end up being the extractor. I don't know why, but a 1911 is the absolute pickiest gun I've ever owned. I ended up selling mine and haven't missed it since.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:21 AM   #6892
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85% of the problems I've seen with a 1911 end up being the extractor. I don't know why, but a 1911 is the absolute pickiest gun I've ever owned. I ended up selling mine and haven't missed it since.
Only ejection problems I've actually seen are limp wrist and short powder reloads.

I wish I was around with a pocket ful of cash while you guys were shooting
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:14 PM   #6893
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I had an American Classic II, great budget 1911. It's also built in my birth country.

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Old 02-08-2016, 02:16 PM   #6894
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EDC an Ed Brown is great, very reliable and accurate.

A out of the box Kimber (which they all are) not so much espically reliability, owned a few and no more.
I know there's a lot of opinions good and bad between glock vs any other pistol, glock vs 1911, but lesser kimber vs other 1911 mfg. Bad q.c. from a larger mfg is inevitable.

Just for the record, I like glock, probably shot almost every model they've made. Very accurate, very dependable, very consistent. We did an amateur torture test on one, and it failed. In its defense, probably any pistol thrown in a muddy pond would have failed. We will see.one day



For one bad review of a kimber there are a lot of good reviews. I think it's a q.c. thing. I won't drop a $800 kimber in the mud on purpose, (it would fail, tolerances are too tight) but I do have a R.I. full size that's pretty loose I'd like to try it with.

There's a vid of a team of guys running 1,000 rds thru a kimber, and just a few fails, all operator error. I would try it myself but I'm too tight with my Ammo.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:20 AM   #6895
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85% of the problems I've seen with a 1911 end up being the extractor. I don't know why, but a 1911 is the absolute pickiest gun I've ever owned. I ended up selling mine and haven't missed it since.
The 1911 was designed entirely around feeding the .45 ACP ball round the military used. Going outside of that round changed the way the round is fed into the chamber. It's not the guns fault people are trying to force it to work in a way it was never designed.

Edit: Not saying that was your problem, just a common one I hear. Also, a lot of newer production 1911s use cast or metal injection molded extractors, which have issues.
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:32 AM   #6896
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I wonder how many victims of violence ever said that? I think of CCW like car insurance. Have it but hope you never need to use it. If you do, you'll be glad you did.
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Remember... When seconds count, your local police are only minutes away
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The 1911 was designed entirely around feeding the .45 ACP ball round the military used. Going outside of that round changed the way the round is fed into the chamber. It's not the guns fault people are trying to force it to work in a way it was never designed.

Edit: Not saying that was your problem, just a common one I hear. Also, a lot of newer production 1911s use cast or metal injection molded extractors, which have issues.
I think there's also a love hate relationship that can develop with a particular make and model of gun. I can manipulate any pistol to look bad on video when it's actually an excellent tool for the job it was designed to do.

Case in point, the glock video above. I would carry that specific pistol with no worries, even though it failed.

On the other side of the fence, (which shouldn't exist btw) I'll be glad to purchase all the horrible 1911's out there, at a Nice discount naturally, since its, you know, broken.
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Just more reasons to stay away from gun free zones.

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