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Old 07-07-2018, 01:20 AM   #1
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Recommend a Kimber model for me?

I'm wanting a 1911 again, but I want something kinda specific. I'm not well versed in the all the models Kimber has made, so I thought I would ask here.

What I want :

5" for sure, probably 9mm, but I can live with 45acp if necessary.

full stainless or full black, no 2 tone.

night sights, but no target sights (novak fine, GI fine, nothing huge or with screws)

I would prefer arched MSH but I can install that later.

combat/tactical/serious carry gun. Not looking for a bbq or safe gun.

Not crazy about front serrations but can live with. Same goes for raptor or whatever the fancy stuff is. It's ok if I must take it, but not a perk or deal breaker either way.

Thanks, I appreciate the help!
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:21 AM   #2
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Here is kimbers list of 9mm 1911s. None seem to be a perfect match for you.

https://www.kimberamerica.com/pistol...?layer&cat=450
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Why 9mm? Just curious.
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Originally Posted by Soloist View Post
I'm wanting a 1911 again, but I want something kinda specific. I'm not well versed in the all the models Kimber has made, so I thought I would ask here.

What I want :

5" for sure, probably 9mm, but I can live with 45acp if necessary.

full stainless or full black, no 2 tone.

night sights, but no target sights (novak fine, GI fine, nothing huge or with screws)

I would prefer arched MSH but I can install that later.

combat/tactical/serious carry gun. Not looking for a bbq or safe gun.

Not crazy about front serrations but can live with. Same goes for raptor or whatever the fancy stuff is. It's ok if I must take it, but not a perk or deal breaker either way.

Thanks, I appreciate the help!
IMO, most of your "wants" would be fulfilled with my first choice which would be the Stainless Raptor and my second choice is Aegis Elite Custom.
My full size stainless Raptor is 45acp but it is pretty awesome.
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Looks like you can add the KHX to your list, but no arched MSH.
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I'd find a retailer and see what trips your trigger.

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:22 PM   #7
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Why 9mm? Recoil. I injured my wrists years ago and the 45 is a little much for me these days. I can take it, just not just for long.

The arched MSH I know I'm gonna have to install on any gun. They don't come that way anymore except for GI models.

I looked at Kimber's website and see nothing that fits my wants, so I figured maybe an older used model might exist, hence the reason for this post.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:30 PM   #8
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Why 9mm? Recoil. I injured my wrists years ago and the 45 is a little much for me these days. I can take it, just not just for long.

The arched MSH I know I'm gonna have to install on any gun. They don't come that way anymore except for GI models.

I looked at Kimber's website and see nothing that fits my wants, so I figured maybe an older used model might exist, hence the reason for this post.
???? SMH? I don't know I thought we gave you some good choices that checked almost if not all your boxes.
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2sharp2 - you did! the SS Raptor looks like the best option. I was *thinking* somewhere in the past, I had seen a Kimber 9mm without the forward slide serrations but I could be wrong. I would prefer to buy a good used gun, but if I have to buy new, the Raptor is the best option. I do not like bobtails, should've mentioned that. Thanks!
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