New Kimber Custom II

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Helldorado, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Helldorado

    Helldorado New Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    Well I had been thinking about getting a 1911 for quite a while. I had just come off the ship i was working on for the previous 6 months and decided I would get myself a late Christmas present. So about 2 weeks ago I purchased my first, but definately not last, pistol. The Kimber Custom II. And let me tell ya I am DEFINATELY very happy with my purchase. I tested the trigger and it weighed in right at 4 1/2 lbs. Ive put about 300 rounds of Winchester 280gr through it and Im very happy with the way it shoots. It comes with fixed sights which are dead on at 25yrds. If your thinking about getting one DO IT! Its a wonderful life long investment. If you think it might be too much gun? Im 5'9" 150lbs and have somewhat small hands(Im not very big) and it handles so smooth and easy for me. My wife is getting more interested in shooting so I cant wait till we go out and get her one!

    Happy Easter and Happy Shooting!
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Congrats on your purchase. Feed your new Kimber well and often, keep it cleaned and oiled, and it will last several lifetimes.

  3. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Glad you like it. I'm very pleased with my Kimber as well. Mine is a higher end model, but I haven't heard many people talk bad about any model Kimber. I'll be glad when I can get a conversion kit for it so I can shoot cheaper.
  4. Helldorado

    Helldorado New Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    Yeah I thought about getting a higher end but decided against it for my first. When my wife and I get her one we may get a pricer one. Whats this about a conversion kit and shooting cheaper?
  5. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    There's a conversion kit that will allow you to shoot .22 instead of the .45. You basically replace the slide and barrel and you're ready to shoot .22. Might be good for your wife to start out with especially if she's not used to heavy recoil. I cant remember who all makes them. You can get one through Kimber, but it may be higher priced. Basically the same item, just with Kimber on the slide.
  6. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
  7. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    The TLE has the light rail, doesn't it? That's a nice piece.
  8. Kimber Man

    Kimber Man New Member

    May 12, 2004
    Good Luck on your new Kimber............I've had several and I can't say that I had a bad one yet..........They are good guns for all the goodies & etc. that you get in with the price.
  9. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    The TLE RL has the light rail. The basic TLE does not. Having the rail will add about $100 to the price.
  10. meandmy45s

    meandmy45s New Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Congrats on your purchase. Please be aware that with Kimber and most 1911s you should put 300-500 rounds through it to break it in properly before relying on it for self defense. Malfunctions during this time are not unusual; they build guns so tight these days it takes a few hundred rounds for everything to jell properly.
  11. Last edited: Jul 4, 2006
  12. navyvet

    navyvet New Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Nashville Tn.
    got one myself abount 6mos. ago it is now my best friend, and my #1 ccw. :D
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