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Old 11-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Super Carry "RAPTOR"????

I Just love my Kimber Super Carry s'.

I also love my Raptor.

Was interested in combining or adding Super Carry features to the Raptor.

1) Frame: Rounded mainspring housing and frame.
2) Frame: Do away with the plastic mainspring housing for metal.
3) Sights: Night sights, Tritium, cocking shoulder.
4) Low-profile slide release/takedown pin.
5) Recut or Reshape the Grips.

I conducted a Google Search " Bobtailed Raptor" and found several viable links to information. Some information was somewhat dated.
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I wonder if Kimber would Super Carryize the Raptor modifications for me.

I want a Raptor with a Round Butt not a Bobtail.

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I've dreamt of a Super Carry-Raptor hybrid for about a year now. Kimber only does special runs for a minimum order of 50 pieces, they won't do just one. The only way it's going to happen is to buy one of each gun and have a gunsmith combine them. Then you will have a one of a kind expensive gun.
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If they did a Super Carry Raptor I would be a Buyer!!!!!!!!!!!
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and if you looked toward the front of the line to buy them you'd see me with my credit card in hand LOL.
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Is it the serrations on the raptor that your like, but everything else you want to be a super carry? I'm just trying to conceptualize the end result. How about if they offered a Stainless Steel Super Carry Pro HD (which is already stainless under the KimPro coat.)?
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Is it the serrations on the raptor that your like, but everything else you want to be a super carry? I'm just trying to conceptualize the end result. How about if they offered a Stainless Steel Super Carry Pro HD (which is already stainless under the KimPro coat.)?

Keep everything the RAPTOR theme wthith the following changes:
1) Frame: Rounded mainspring housing and frame.
2) Frame: Do away with the plastic mainspring housing for metal.
3) Sights: Night sights, Tritium, cocking shoulder.
4) Low-profile slide release/takedown pin.
5) Recut or Reshape the Grips to refit the Rounded Butt Mainspring Housing.

Something like this
Proud owner of a new Kimber Raptor II - 1911Forum

The end result would be a lot like the Smith and Wesson E-Series 1911.
That too may be on the want list!!!!

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Originally Posted by DGM1962 View Post
Keep everything the RAPTOR theme wthith the following changes:
1) Frame: Rounded mainspring housing and frame.
2) Frame: Do away with the plastic mainspring housing for metal.
3) Sights: Night sights, Tritium, cocking shoulder.
4) Low-profile slide release/takedown pin.
5) Recut or Reshape the Grips to refit the Rounded Butt Mainspring Housing.

Something like this
Proud owner of a new Kimber Raptor II - 1911Forum

The end result would be a lot like the Smith and Wesson E-Series 1911.
That too may be on the want list!!!!
Where do I sign up for one?
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