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Old 11-15-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Why Oh why Oh why....

New here and I figured I'd touch on a note I've always thought about.


My Pro CDP II is a $1,200 gun. $1,500 with the CTC grips that are on it.

I love my Kimber. From the trigger, to the finish to the weight.

The accuracy is better than I am.

The internals are really nice too.

I have one bone to pick with Kimber.

I cannot understand for the life of me, When companies like Wilson, Dan Wesson, Sig, Turnbull, Caspian are all churning out guns as beautiful as Kimbers.


Why on earth does Kimber insist on using cheap plastic MSH's?

WHY!?

I just cant fathom the reasoning.


On a side note. In the minds of kimber lovers, what is the best aftermarket MSH's to get for a Pro CDP II...........:-)
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio!! For what it's worth there are several manufacturers that use plastic.I'm sure it is all about $$$. I've never heard of plastic MSH's causing problems, and mine doesn't bother me.
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio!! For what it's worth there are several manufacturers that use plastic.I'm sure it is all about $$$. I've never heard of plastic MSH's causing problems, and mine doesn't bother me.
Personally just drives me nuts haha I'm old school. I got into glocks a few years back and swapped back to Sig's and 1911's to avoid plastic. Now I have plastic in my Kimber . Oh well, a oversized MSH and a bit of fitting and It will be perfect :-D
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois NorthernKimbah. I don't know why Kimber uses a plastic MSH but I hope you realize that $1200.00 you paid for you Pro CDP II would only make a down payment on most of those guns you listed.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:03 AM   #5
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It may be a weight saving measure also. Your CDP is an aluminum framed gun, and they may be trying to shave as many ounces as they can. I have a Tactical Entry and it's just a solid block of steel, including the main spring housing. No weight saving there.


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Old 11-16-2014, 06:15 AM   #6
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Why not? It's light, it's strong, and it can be made just the way they want it. It's one of those parts that people like to change out anyway.
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I am also "old school" as you say. I never knew the housing was plastic until I read it on this site. I don't have a problem with it. But if I was so inclined to change it out and some day I may be bored and change one or two of mine. I would go with the "Ed Brown ChainLink" version for the simple and only reason that I really like the way it looks.

I guess if we all refused to accept modern plastic in our products then we would all still be driving a 1957 Chevy!!
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:22 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by NothernKimbah View Post
Personally just drives me nuts haha I'm old school. I got into glocks a few years back and swapped back to Sig's and 1911's to avoid plastic. Now I have plastic in my Kimber . Oh well, a oversized MSH and a bit of fitting and It will be perfect :-D
Perhaps you have answered your own question. On a part that doesn't impact performance, why spend the money and time (time = $$$$) fitting a metal MSH when a plastic one will work as well? The may be especially true for models with aluminum frames.

If I'm not mistaken, the Super Carry HD models have steel MSH.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Perhaps you have answered your own question. On a part that doesn't impact performance, why spend the money and time (time = $$$$) fitting a metal MSH when a plastic one will work as well? The may be especially true for models with aluminum frames.

If I'm not mistaken, the Super Carry HD models have steel MSH.
Your right Gary, even the non HD Super Carry models have steel MSH.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:13 AM   #10
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Ohhh.........super carry..........so gorgeous.

I'm actually planning on bobtailing my Pro CDP to the same round-ness of the super carry.

I was gonna angle cut it first until I picked up super carry and Oh my lordy.......that is a sweet grip :-D

I shall make it mine, with lots of cutting, sanding and rounding of edges lol
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