Kimber crimson ultra carry II

fireman022

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May 26, 2008
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Anyone have any comments on the Kimber crimson ultra carry II? I've been reading a little about them, wanted some other input.
 

f250freak

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Went shooting with my Dad a couple of weeks ago. He bought it for himself for Christmas, and used it to get his CCW (he's 72).

Long story short, very nice piece of equipment. You won't be disappointed.

The laser really shows an unsteady hand though (mine ).
 

JKTex

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If you really want CT Grips and the few other goodies it has it's not a bad deal. But if you don't want/need the CT grips, and a lot of people get them for the cool just to realize they have a limited purpose, you can save money and get something with the goodies you want including night sights which would be much more useful than the CT's.

Otherwise, the gun itself is like most any other Kimber as far as function and the gun itself.

Be prepared to keep a pile of the little swap, laser cleaner thingies that CT sells to clear the crud off the laser.

Personally I think the marketing folks put that package together to attract new buyer who are drawn to the "cool" of the laser. Kimber is good about coming up with products packaged to appeal to newer buyers and buyers that don't shoot often but will buy the glitz and glimmer wrapped around a very good 1911.
 

DocRod

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Anyone have any comments on the Kimber crimson ultra carry II? I've been reading a little about them, wanted some other input.
I have carried the Ultra Carry II with Crimson grips for about 2 years. I've run approximately 2k rounds through it using of almost every kind of ammo without a single problem. It's a well built piece of equipment that is consistant and accurate, and I don't hesitate to depend on for personal protection. I do change up and carry other pistols from time to time, kind of like when a woman changes her jewelry, but I really like the Ultra Carry because I have small hands and it fits me perfectly.
 

JKTex

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While it's pretty much the same thing functionally, the Crimson Carry is a uniquely equipped model that even has Crimson Traces name etched on the slide.
 

bikerbill

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I've had an Ultra Carry II for about 6 months; bought it for cool weather carry and it is a gem ... extremely accurate and easy to shoot ... I found it wasn't happy with Cor-Bon DPX ammo, but it eats everything else without a problem ... I didn't get the laser option (I got mine NIB for under $700 at a gun show); the gun points so easily and stays on target so well I'm not sure it's worth the extra money ... IMHO
 

40Arpent

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the gun points so easily and stays on target so well I'm not sure it's worth the extra money ... IMHO
A laser really comes into its own when you, the shooter, are not able to "point and stay on target" so easily, like having to shoot from unnatural positions...or, if you are like me and can't see the sights worth a damn without wasting time finding and putting my "cheater" glasses. LOL
 

fireman022

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May 26, 2008
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Thanks for the info. Reliability is what I wanted to hear. I sold my Bersa thunder plus .380 because i had too many ftf problems with it, not what i am looking for for concealed carry. I think I'll take the plunge and find myself one.
 

DCortez

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My compact had zero ftf from 1-525 rounds. Covert had 8 or so from 1-525, stainless (both) have had zero from 1-350 and 1-150.

I'm not a big fan of using the little tool to break the compact down. A video on YouTube shows how to break and reassemble without it.
 

jhilbun

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Feb 16, 2009
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Austin
Anyone have any comments on the Kimber crimson ultra carry II? I've been reading a little about them, wanted some other input.
I am wanting this gun also but i want the 9mm, which I am hoping they produce. I am concerned about the recoil of this size gun making the laser rather unuseful. I will get either it or the Pro version for sure.
 
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