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Old 01-04-2017, 08:19 PM   #1
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First time poster here. I recently was given a new Pro Carry II Two-Tone as a Christmas Gift. I absolutely love the gun. Probably one of the most beautiful guns I've ever seen. I've owned several guns in he past, but never a 1911 or a Kimber. I read in another forum that some cleaning solutions and lubricating oils may damage the finish or cause rust. So, I looked in the owner's manual, and it said to use "Shooter's Choice or equal quality." What are some good cleaning solutions and lubricating oils that would be recommended for this gun? Thank you!
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! You will get as many products as you do responses.

I use Hoppe's #9 and BreakFree. Froglube, FP-10 and many others.
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Welcome aboard, lets see that beauty, show it off! I am a fan of Brake-Free CLP and Barrel Blast. Oh and Hoppes #9
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois DeepEastTxAg, Arland already mentioned a few good ones. My all time favorite is Hoppe's 9 and what ever is handy, the packet of FP-10 Kimber included with your gun is a great place to start, you'll never get an argument from them for using it.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:50 PM   #6
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Congratulations on the new Kimber. As well as a good cleaning solvent and oil a basic silicone cloth is a worthy investment. You may want to check out the Brownells web site, they have about the best selection out there.
Be cautious when reassembling, getting the slide stop past the safety plunger can be tricky. A piece of electrical tape on the frame and a guitar pick to act as a shim can help prevent "idiot marks" on the new shooting iron. Once you get the process down it's simple but until then that's a common PITA :-)
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Thanks for the suggestions. The manual also says that storing in the carrying case should be avoided if possible due to moisture. Would it be OK to store it in the carrying case if I put something like silica gel packets somewhere in the case?
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Originally Posted by DeepEastTxAg View Post
I read in another forum that some cleaning solutions and lubricating oils may damage the finish or cause rust.
I wouldn't be too concerned with that. There have been some good suggestions here, but anything you can buy at a reputable gun store should be just fine.

Maybe look into getting a Shooters Choice cleaning kit, because it's recommended and it will have everything you need: brushes, rod, patches, cleaner, oil. There's other big name companies that make kits. Check Amazon, and you can have something delivered to your front door by the weekend.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:58 AM   #9
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa. I use Hoppes #9 and FP-10 on my Kimbers.
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa. I use Hoppes #9 and FP-10 on my Kimbers.
Welcome from Ohio! I do same.
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