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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%

    • Total voters


    Old Guy "Lost my guns in move to nursing home."
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    Mar 28, 2013
    Saint Martinville, LA

    I’m late to this “party”, but there are two issues here; one is the “1911” design and line of handguns.

    The other is Kimber quality.

    Although I literally :grew-up with Colt 1911’s, I’ll defer that to those with more current experience. Let me say this, only: nothing could be that enduring and popular w/o being very, very GOOD.

    Now, about “Kimber”; and yes, I do have a Kimber, a “UCDP” model w/ 3”bbl. There are legions of better-built, higher quality 1911’s. Colt, Wilson, Ed Brown, etc. come to mind first, but there are many others with known, long-demonstrated QUALITY & reliability “out-of-the box”. Sadly, Kimber is not one of those.

    After much tinkering by a master 1911-Smith, my Kimber functions fairly well. As it gave problems from the very first, but I didn’t TRUST Kimber, my Smith left no marks and changed no part during his “polishing & micro-adjusting”. FTL’s did disappear, etc. but I just cant “trust” the Kimber for EDC, and usually carry a GLOCK, or other known brand of handgun.

    Sad, yes, but TRUE, and, reminiscent of others’ Kimber stories.

    In short, Kimber is glitz, but not deserving of its “reputation”, sorta like Yamaha outboard engines.



    Lifetime Member
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    Aug 24, 2011
    DFW area
    All of this chatter about these new guns being made.

    I still prefer the guns we had back in the day.
    Ya'll probably don't remember the good, cheaply made, one shot, home made zip-guns.


    Active Member
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    May 10, 2021
    Want yo knowwhat's up with Kimber 1911's? just put "problems with Kimber 1911's" in your Google search and look at all the results that show up If Kimbers were any good there wouldn't be that much bad press on the internet showin up.
    This was just missing the sarcasm font, right?

    Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    Nov 7, 2015
    Hhhmmmmm, never understood the delights of eating crayons or glue, but yeah, some dopey ass kids did so when I was a kid...I never understood it...I guess it's akin to Pica...
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