Well got the proceed word from the FFL and picked up the 2017 Kimber CDP Pro 9mm about 2 p.m. yesterday.
Already had loaded 5 Nine round mags from Joes Mag Mania with Freedom Munitions 147 gain RN.
Fit and Finish: Typical Kimber #1.
Changes. Main change 2017 is a series 70 vs. the CDP II being a series 80 or Swartz Firing Pin Safety....
Could care less.
Addition of and Undercut to the Top of the Slide.
Color: Exactly identical to Micro 9 CDP.
The 2017 model is finished in the same Gray as the Micro 9.
Changing from the Black Frame of the CDPII.
The trigger is finished in Black instead of a Bright Finish on the sided of the hammer.
For me its doesn't seem to flow with overall color scheme.
Grip: Absolutely Wonderful.
You can really feel the additional stippling on the underside of the trigger guard.
Front Strap, Back Strap are Outstanding.
I would appreciate stippling even on the front side of the trigger guard.
Something I have always appreciated on my "Legions".
Weight. Much lighter than my other Pro models.
An aluminum frame projects somewhat a different feeling than my (stainless steel framed) SCPHD, SCUHD, and Stainless Pro Raptor.
Not Bad, just Different.
This is my first 9mm in a 1911 platform.
My remaining Kimber's are, and always have been .45 cal.
Not new to 9mm.
In addition I have the Micro 9 CDP and a Sig Sauer P226 Legions. Both SAO and DA/SA.
But I have to admit the recoil felt somewhat strange coming from a 1911 platform.
Purposely. I did not clean and lube the handgun before its first trip.
Maybe WRONG thinking....
But I want to see the gun firing and cycling behavior at its worst....
Total of 4 STOVEPIPES. Strangely on #2 and # 3 mags of 6 shot last night.
Now all that being said. I caught myself somewhat loosening my grip and just enough toward limp wristing.
Now was it that or lack of lube that ensued the malfunctions?
I do know I tightened my grip.
No further malfunctions......
Really taking aim.....
Results at 15 yards....
Firing 1 round per second.
All being said after I found where the pistol shot grouping really tightened up.
My Total Rating on 2017 Kimber CPD Pro 9mm.
9.5 out of 10 stars.
Largest Subjective: Disappointment with Color.
But that has absolutely; NO Bearing on Performance.