Kimber Pro Carry II

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by killbuck, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    I'm too lazy to search thu tons of pages so I hope you don't mind me asking a question.

    Anyone here have a Pro Carry II? What do you think of it? I know Kimbers a great gun but I just want to get a rough idea on it before I drive 50 miles one way just to see and hold one.


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  2. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    Mine lasted about a month -first 100 rounds jammed every other shot, after bringing it back to the shop where I bought it new the owner deep cleaned and nicely lubricated it. The shop owner himself put 50 rounds through it and found he had not corrected the problem. Stovepipes, misfeeds and rounds not going fully into battery, EVERY magazine. Never had 7 shots in succession without an issue. I sold it a month later. Why the hell should a 1k gun need to be sent back to the manufacturer the day after you buy it!

  3. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Did you ever try different magazines or ammo?
  4. rocklinskier

    rocklinskier New Member

    Aug 16, 2009
    This is the reason I never buy a used gun unless I know the owner personally or the price is just too good to pass on (never happens)

    Why pass a troubled gun off. Kimber would have gladly corrected any problem I'm sure. Especially one that new.

    Guns are like cars, they are mass produced. Every now and then one is gonna have a problem. Reliable manufacturers will stand behind their product. Something minor may have been off. Just a little lip, or burr, or even a bad magazine.
    I'm sure that you didn't get full value for it. So just 'getting rid of it'??? I don't understand.
  5. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    Thanks for the comments. Think I'll hold on the Pro II for a wile tho till I hear more.

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  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Kimber makes a fine gun. If you have those types of problems they can be fixed. I would buy one in a heartbeat. If you cant fix it the factory can.
  7. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    I know Kimber is a great firearm. I really just wanted to see if anyone had one and how they liked it for carry, handling it, shooting it, etc. Is it worth the bucks or is something as good for the size and bang?


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  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    There are many here that have them and swear by them. I have a Taurus 1911 and a colt defender and a springfield emp that I love all of them. I am not sure why the kimber owners havent responded, probably because of the holiday there are alot of people busy. I wouldnt hesitate to buy a kimber but you can get cheaper ones that are comperable.
  9. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

    Oh I'm getting a Kimber all right. I just haven't made up my mind as to which one I really want. :)
  10. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    I have a Kimber Custom II with Crimson laser grips. Have not had any problems with it since I got it earlier this year. I love it, but it is a bit heavy for a carry gun, but then what is excellence without burden?
  11. keokeboy

    keokeboy Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    conway ar
    got my kimber c/t ultra c/c and I love it,and if something ever go aray,got my new glock 27 with c/t. santa was really nice to me MELE KALIKIMAKA to all of you and your family @ this site work hard, be nice to people really makes you feel good. WHEN TIMES GET'S YOU DOWN, The old saying goes{sway with the palm trees] AND BE HAPPY
  12. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I am starting to believe the purists might be right about how 1911s should be full sized....for reliability reasons.

  13. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Heavy? You really mean that??


    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing Mike, I have carried Desert Eagle, Taurus Judge, Ruger P94 when it was still .40 cal. all some pretty heavy guns.

    I believe if you have the right holster and a GOOD belt made for a holster that extra support makes up for the weight of the gun.

    Like anything, You get what you pay for. If you want to wear a 5 dollar belt from Walmart and use an Uncle Mikes Nylon holster, Then you should expect that gun to tilt away from your body making it seem to heavy for a concealed carry gun. Just my opinion. JUNK
  15. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    to weigh in more on that... i have a buddy with a 3 1/2" Colt 1991A1. he said something about how the feed ramp has to be more steep because of the gun being shorter... it also has only 2 lugs, compared to 3 on the full sized... it can only carry 7 rounds compared to 8 in the full size... the barrel is conical instead of just round like the full size because the conical is needed so everything can clear when you pull the slide back. so yeah, the full size is more reliable for design reasons. it's just that it starts to get so far away from the original design that it starts to have problems due to the way the gun is designed. i wouldn't say i'm a purist though. i went with a full size because i wanted the 8 rounds instead of 7. i also liked the full size because it had less recoil than the smaller ones. longer barrel makes it more accurate too. idk how much more accurate. but more than a shorter barrel. just get what you like though. sometimes the smaller ones are better for concealment. i'd almost carry a commander size if i was going to use it for a ccw. a full 5" is tougher to conceal even with a slim gun like the 1911.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
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