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Old 07-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Kimber chambered in .40 question

Hello, I am a new Kimber owner and love it. The 1911 purist will not like that it is chambered in .40 cal, but I have always carried a Glock 23 or an M&P 40c, so I have tons of .40 ammo. My question is did Kimber make the .40 in the Pro or Ultra frame sizes? I look forward to hearing from you guys.
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I don't know,as I'm a .45 guy.But welcome aboard it's good to have you here.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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I have an old owners manual that says they did. You can find the PDF on line. Though the only 40 kimber I have ever seen was 5 inch gun. They discontinued there 40s several years ago.

But it seems all their newer production 9mm guns have 40 sized breechfaces in the slides which would seem to make conversion rather easy by fitting a 40 barrel.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #4
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I have a Ultra Carry ll chambered in .40 S&W, came here looking for info on upgrade parts.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:46 AM   #5
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What are interested in doing or upgrading?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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What are interested in doing or upgrading?
I'm putting on a magwell probally a trigger job and polish and throat maybe recess crown on the barrel. Basicly a tuneup and some grips.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #7
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Is this a conceal carry gun? I like the VZ Frag grips for that smooth enough to not grab clothing or annoy the skin but the more you squeeze them that provide a real good grip. I run them on my super carry.

I have found kimber triggers to be more than adequate for defense use. Better than all my other makes of production 1911s except maybe the Dan Wesson. 4-4.5 lbs seems the norm. They can easily have. Pound knocked off without touching the sear engagement angles or hammer hooks based on the scaled results on several I have done.

The recessed crown look is pretty.

Is it not reliable? Is that why you feel the throat needs work?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #8
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Is this a conceal carry gun? I like the VZ Frag grips for that smooth enough to not grab clothing or annoy the skin but the more you squeeze them that provide a real good grip. I run them on my super carry.

I have found kimber triggers to be more than adequate for defense use. Better than all my other makes of production 1911s except maybe the Dan Wesson. 4-4.5 lbs seems the norm. They can easily have. Pound knocked off without touching the sear engagement angles or hammer hooks based on the scaled results on several I have done.

The recessed crown look is pretty.

Is it not reliable? Is that why you feel the throat needs work?
I have wanted a Kimber for years and finaly got this one and as we all know part of the fun of owning any 1911 is customizing it so I wanted to do a tune up and cleaning then a few add ons. The frag grips is what I was thinking of getting but torn between them and Wilson Combat g10 grips currently on sale!
The only issues I have had with reliability is with hollow points but from what I have learned these short Kimbers don't do well with them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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Ok I get it. What magazines are you using that give feed problems with hollow points?
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #10
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Mine runs well with the standard factory mags. Was told to replace them with Wilson combat. Advice came to late as I had purchased 10 from Kimber. I never had a problem and the gun eats anything.
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