Kimber Pro-Carry 'HD'

Discussion in 'Kimber' started by Eric, May 15, 2002.

  1. Eric

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    Does anyone own a Kimber Pro-Carry 'HD'? I think that's what I want to get to replace my Colt Defender as a carry gun. I personally just DO NOT like having an aluminum frame. So I figured this one, with a stainless frame and slide would be a great one for me. I would just like some opinions on it. I'm also curious as to the finish; is it like their Gold Match (matte and polished on the flats) or is it their nickel looking finish all over. TIA Good Shooting! Eric
     
  2. 2xTap

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    Eric,

    The Kimber Pro Carry HD's finish is that of all satin, just like their fullsize Classic Stainless. They are quite nice and shoot well. I don't own one but have had my hands on many. I was looking to get one also, until i found I couldn't find a pre-Series II version. I'm not to keen on FP safeties on 1911's. I've come to live with Colt's Series 80, but have yet to trust the Scwartz on the Kimber's. So I checked out SA's new "2002 Product Improved" Loaded Champion in all stainless. These are sweet. And come with many features the Kimber's don't.

    If you are set on getting a Kimber and don't mind a FP safety, go for it, for they do make a good gun. But, if not, check out SA's newer Loaded all stainless Champion's. The upgrades alone are worth it. Below is a link to a pick of mine.

    http://communities.msn.com/2xTap/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=35

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  3. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / www.tradehawker.com / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

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    I just got priced around $900.00 on a Kimber CDP fullsize. Anyone had any experience with these? I'm looking something ready to go out of the box for carry to serve as a backup to my Kimber Classic Stainless.
    https://www.gunandgame.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2287
    I believe that Kimber now calls my Classic Stainless the Custom Stainless 2 or something like that. It needed very little modification to suit my needs. I was just wondering if the CDP fullsize comes ready to go. I do know that it comes with an aluminum frame and Meprolights... as well as 30 lpi checkering. Nice features...

    Jesse
     
  4. hoosierdaddy

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    Jesse,

    My Custom CDP cost $850. But I'm told that ws dealer cost. If so $900 sounds like a good price for NIB.

    I sold mine to my brother after 200 rounds. I just didn't like the recoil the aluminum frame allowed. It did shoot nice. I had the trigger done and set at 3.5#. From the factory it was over 5#.

    For the money I think they're a good pistol. However I'm spoiled by my Gold Combat. If you get the opportunity to get a GC by all menas get it. My brother and I have them 3 serial numbers apart. They are the sweetest shooters I've ever held. That includes my Wilson CZ-45.

    Good luck and good shooting.
     
  5. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / www.tradehawker.com / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

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    Ok I broke down... please help me!

    I broke down and bought the fullsize Custom Kimber CDP 2. $950.00 tax and all. I will have to pick up bottles for the next two months and mortgage the website. :D I like the feel of this 1911. I will add an arched mainspring housing and see how it does. Anyone know about the durability of these aluminum alloy frames? Mine had the black anodizing rubbed off the inside around the ramp, but a gunsmith friend of mine said that it was from magazine friction wear and is common on most anodized aluminum frames. I'm also curious about the longevity of the Kimber MIMed parts. Anyone know? I'll shoot it and give a report.



    Jesse