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Old 12-12-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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new mwmber with a raptor

been shooting for more than 50 years, have owned a few 1911's in my time. mostly old GI guns,, I have always been to much of a cheapskate to look at the higher dollar guns. and have really spent most of my time acquiring classic revolvers

but I picked up my first 1911 in a long time today when I traded for this LNIB stainless ultra raptor

I got it with two Kimber mags, plastic case with all the paperwork and some decent elephant hide leather.

this is the first one of the small 1911's I have ever really picked up and I fell in love with the feel of it in my hands.

swung over by the farm and shot it 5 times at one of the 3" flappers in my ar500 rifle target , shooting off hand at 20 yds. hit it 3 times and the other two just off the edge.

would have shot it more but I did not have hearing protection with me and my ears are still ringing. (little suckers loud)

so I am looking forward to gaining some knowledge from the Kimber gurus
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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You picked a fine first Kimber, I have one just like it sweet shooting and accurate pistol. I love the Ultra size Kimber's, pretty clear since I have several.

Fair warning the Stainless Raptor Ultra won't be your last, you are now officially infected!

Nice deal, I really like the holster also.
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Awesome first Kimber and great looking holster....

You will love the accuracy of that shooter.....Congrats
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:53 PM   #4
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I agree with the above statements from 2sharp2 and Marshall. You picked a great first Kimber.

I've got a Kimber Ultra Raptor II in 45acp and I LOVE IT!!!

Congrats on a fine pistol and I like that holster too!

By the way, welcome to the forum.
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Ah, the Ultra Raptor... my favorite for sure. Welcome to the forum KY... please tell me that is for Kentucky!
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Welcome to KT.

You have a beauty, there. Enjoy.
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Welcome to the forum, as you can probably tell you have one of the more popular guns that Kimber makes.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:52 AM   #8
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Your right Chuck, can't remember ever hearing anyone say they didn't like the looks of a Stainless Raptor, whether they owned one or not.
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa. excellent choice for your first Kimber.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #10
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Love my Raptor in 9mm

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