Classic Stainless Target - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Model Specific > Kimber 1911 Forum

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By JC45
  • 4 Post By robertg5322
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Alameda CA
Posts: 4
Classic Stainless Target

Just traded a S&W M&P9 for a Classic Stainless Target.

Seems to be in very good shape, well fit, smooth and not gritty. Trigger is ok, about 5 lbs, no creep, little overtravel. Barrel lock-up is good. All in all, a pretty nice gun.

Gun looks original, still has the plastic MSH. Wood, double diamond grips on it, not sure if they're original, doesn't matter anyway as they're going to the parts bin.

Anyone have any info on these guns? I have an old Custom II from about 2003 that had about 20k rounds through it before I converted it to .40 S&W (got another 10k through it in that caliber) that I've been very happy with. If this one works as well as my Custom II, I think I did very well in that trade.
robertg5322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 07-22-2017, 03:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
JC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Northeast Pa
Posts: 6,188
You can buy an M&P 9 for about $400 new these days, I say you did good on your trade. Congratulations
PaulWVa likes this.
JC45 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2017, 12:22 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Alameda CA
Posts: 4
Finally picked up the gun (thanks for allowing me to cool off for ten days California).

Disassembled and it looks like it has never been cleaned. Crud crusted in every nook and cranny. Took a bunch of cleaner, Q-Tips and brushing to get it back to normal.

A bit of grease on the rails and some oil on the newly cleaned internals and it runs smooth and has a 3 lb 10 oz (average over ten pulls) trigger. A hint of creep, I'll fix that later today, and I reduced overtravel to minimum. Other than reducing overtravel, I did nothing to get the trigger to this point.

It is a pretty well fit gun. Extractor was in desperate need of tuning, which I fixed. Frame to slide is not loose, not super tight, but it doesn't rattle like every Springfield Armory gun I've ever owned, and locks up solid. Bushing is hand turnable, but no play at muzzle when in battery. No play at rear lugs either. I'll be installing a Kimber ambi thumb safety cause I shoot pistols left handed, and I have one laying around. I also installed an Ed Brown magwell/MSH and VZ Alien grips cause I had them in the parts box and don't particularly care for the plastic MSH that was on the gun. I'll blend the magwell later this week.

Only issue was the BTGS didn't engage. Easy enough to fix. Not sure what happened here. The guy I bought it off didn't look like the tinkering type and the gun looked like it has never been taken apart. Also looked like it wasn't shot too much.

Not sure what I'm going to do with this one. I traded an M&P9, which I got in trade for a Glock 17 for it, so I'm ahead of the game at this point. I don't particularly need it, I have all 1911 bases covered; a Les Baer .45, a Kimber I made into a .40 S&W and a Springfield Armory 9mm, so it doesn't do anything that isn't already done by a better gun.

There's something about it though that made me want it.

NEW KIMBER 01.jpg

NEW KIMBER 02.jpg
bhunted, Tejun, Jflytle and 1 others like this.
robertg5322 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-30-2017, 07:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RustyIron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: La Habra, California
Posts: 2,914
Looks like it's lead a charmed life. I'd rather have your new gun than the M&P.
__________________


Join the NRA
RustyIron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone shooting the Kimber Target II, 9mm? PaulWVa Kimber 1911 Forum 3 06-12-2017 08:51 AM
WTS Kimber 82C Classic stainless Varmint kysinglesix Firearms Only 2 02-17-2017 10:45 AM
WTB 82C Classic Stainless Stock kysinglesix Parts & Accessories 0 02-05-2017 09:35 PM
WTB 82C Classic Stainless Stock kysinglesix Firearms Only 0 02-05-2017 09:34 PM
Stainless Target II recoil spring 10mm sigman45acp Kimber 1911 Forum 2 10-05-2016 11:25 PM