Kimber Rapide, Black Ice. What's your take?

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  1. cannonman

    cannonman Active Member

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    I just fell in love with the Kimber Black Ice, Rapide. I see it for up to $1,800 in the price gouging for sell sites and have heard of them in the $1,200 range. I buy it today for the list of $1,500. That being said, what do you know of this gun? Pro's -v- Con's. I held an 10 but want the .45. I held it at a Bass Pro Shop where you can not pull the trigger. [ I really hate that.] Dont' want the 10 or 9.
     
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  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of it. Is it a pistol?
     
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  3. jwdurf

    jwdurf Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's a new hotrod from Kimber. I read about it on GA and the Kimber website. People love or hate Kimbers. I have two 1911's, a Stainless Pro Carry II and an entry level Pro II. Both run flawlessly and both shoot great. Both had crappy triggers that got better with use. On both, the triggers and actions smoothed out a lot after about 500 rounds. I hear similar stories a lot. I like my Kimbers.
     
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  5. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    That's not a bad looking piece. If you want it, get it.
     
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  6. Empty_Holster

    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have one Kimber; a Pro version. The trigger is fantastic - breaks at 4.0 pounds without even feeling it move. The main reason I bought this 1911........
     
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  7. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT No Power Options Supporting Member

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    Knock off that ambi and I`d be a player.
     
  8. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    As a south paw I welcome all ambi's .

    @cannonman I've never cared for Kimbers they have never appealed to me but this one is the first one that I like. Go for it and buy it.
     
  9. cannonman

    cannonman Active Member

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    Well I would buy one if I could find one without the additional $300 -$500 price gouge.
     
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  10. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporting Member

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    You do know, you get what you pay for.
    A Kimber will group with the best of them and loaded
    with custom features most would end up buying anyway.
    That said, a Kimber is a bargain.
    But, there are bargain basement 1911's out there.
     
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  11. cannonman

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    Wise words. I'm a snob and readily admit it. I sold most, well all of my rifles that could not shoot at least 1 MOA. The only 1911 left is a bargain basement. At least I found a guy selling them out of a hole he was digging in the basement. It was a sale that Sportsman's Warehouse was having several years ago. A Para Ordinance for something like $250 or less. I'm keeping it because I plan on attempting my own re-hab work on it. Slide cuts and trigger job and ??? If I completely screw it up? Oh well. My current Kimber .45? A 1.5" hole at 15yds. Worth every penny. I would have been totally happy with it but then they made the Rapide Black Ice. Why Me? How can I be happy knowing that's out there and I don't own one? At least that's what I'm telling my Wife. I'll have to get back to you to let you know if that works.
     
  12. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Garandaholic Supporting Member

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    Feed the sickness :)
     
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  13. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't own a Kimber but a good friend has two. They are very nice looking guns. We were out at the club range and I out shot him with my Ruger CMD. I don't know if I just got a good one but my Ruger is the most accurate gun in my safe. His Kimber's do look a lot nicer.
     
  14. flboots

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    Good guns, not going to pay for a name when I can get the same thing cheaper.
     
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  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I am going to be the only person to say that I would not waste any money on a Kimber. I had one shortly after they first came out and while it shot OK, the durn barrel kept rusting.