Are Kimbers good to go, or trash?

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  • Are Kimbers good to go or solid pass?

    • Kimbers are legit. I would buy from them no problem.

      Votes: 31 54.4%
    • No, Kimbers are not good guns.

      Votes: 20 35.1%
    • Glock Boyz unite!

      Votes: 6 10.5%

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    V-Tach

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    Ah, another Kimber thread just like all the others.

    I side with the numbers. Kimber produced more 1911s than anyone else for many years (and may still) so you'll see many more complaints about them. That's just the odds given how many are out there and QC suffers when you produce that many of anything.

    Mine were all fine and my buddy's were all fine but others definitely have issues. Keep in mind that the bad ones are the ones you hear about.

    If they all suck how are they still in business? That's the numbers.

    Like them? Great. Hate them? Great. Either way you can't say they're all bad or all good.

    I'd buy one again.

    Gosh darn it.....voices of reason always spoil the fun.............

    Let's start bashing Boomers now.......lol....
     

    Axxe55

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    Ah, another Kimber thread just like all the others.

    I side with the numbers. Kimber produced more 1911s than anyone else for many years (and may still) so you'll see many more complaints about them. That's just the odds given how many are out there and QC suffers when you produce that many of anything.

    Mine were all fine and my buddy's were all fine but others definitely have issues. Keep in mind that the bad ones are the ones you hear about.

    If they all suck how are they still in business? That's the numbers.

    Like them? Great. Hate them? Great. Either way you can't say they're all bad or all good.

    I'd buy one again.
    Honestly IMO, Kimber did mske a damn fine bolt action rifle that was pretty sweet.
     

    RevolverGuy

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    The only 1911 I own and shoot is a Springfield Defender. Besides being little heavy on the trigger, it’s been great.

    As you can tell from my handle, I don’t own many bottom feeders.
     

    Axxe55

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    The only 1911 I own and shoot is a Springfield Defender. Besides being little heavy on the trigger, it’s been great.

    As you can tell from my handle, I don’t own many bottom feeders.
    ASA Defender was the first 1911 I bought many,many years ago. That pisol made me a lover of 1911's.
     

    Coyote9

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    I currently own two Kimbers, Pro covert carry custom shop .45 and a Micro 9 tricked out. Never had a failed to function with the .45 ever! The Micro needs a specific diet and does not like 115 9mm Luger loads. The only negative I have with the Micro is that when loaded with conical defense loads, it will often leave a round in the magwell when the mag is dropped! (I shoot Lugers so I have lots of conical bullets, only the defense load commercial ammo does this)
    Also the tiny safety on the Micro is easy to miss in a draw fast present situation. I have a broken right thumb from youthful dumb assery which mat make this a personal issue. I bought a SIG 365 for hidden carry just because of that problem this month. May sell the Micro 9
    I have shot 1911 for over 50 years-owned several National Match in 45 and 38 Mid Range and a custom 38 Super along with a raft of tuned variations. The Kimber is not a Match grade x ring pistol but will shoot straight 10's all day, but that may be getting sloppy. WELL worth the money and my first choice when I have to go into Houston or Dallas.
     

    Havok1

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    Some people think the earth Is flat unless they personally circumnavigate the globe.

    Let's talk 9mm vers 45. Who has been shot by both as they are the only ones qualified to answer the question.l which is more effective.

    Some say 9mm is for those who squat to pee whole others say 45 is for those who wear diapers.

    apples to oranges. It’s easy to prove that the earth is not flat. Nobody has proven that Kimbers are more problematic than any other manufacturer. Quantifiable comparisons are easily made between calibers. No quantifiable comparisons have been made between manufacturers here.



    Its probably not a coincidence that the opinions some have of a single 1911 manufacturer are very similar to the opinions that many non 1911 shooters I’ve seen in other groups have of all 1911s. If a bunch of people who had never shot any 1911 came here and was saying that all 1911s were unreliable, I’m sure people would suddenly value real world experience a little more.
     
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