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Old 12-30-2018, 08:27 PM   #1
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Ultra Raptor Vs Ultra TLE

I recently picked up a used Stainless Ultra Raptor in 45. A few weeks back I shot a friends Ultra TLE and really liked it and started the Kimber 45 search, hence I ended up with the Raptor. Other than the cosmetic differences, what is mechanically different between the two?


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Old 12-30-2018, 08:34 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Mikemiller69gs View Post
I recently picked up a used Stainless Ultra Raptor in 45. A few weeks back I shot a friends Ultra TLE and really liked it and started to Kimber 45 search, hence I ended up with the Raptor. Other than the cosmetic differences, what is mechanically different between the two?


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I agree with 2sharp2, mechanically the same. The Raptor has the Tactical night sights and the TLE has the fixed Slant night sights. The frontstrap checkering is also different and obviously the grips are different. I happen to like the cheap rubber grips on my Ultra TLE II but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the grips on my Raptor. They definitely look better and work just fine.
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Yes, the other are correct. Absolutely nothing different mechanically. Now you move into the realm of personal preference and I am in the "TLE is the best Kimber made" camp.
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What Arland said..
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Yes, the other are correct. Absolutely nothing different mechanically. Now you move into the realm of personal preference and I am in the "TLE is the best Kimber made" camp.

Raptor camp here, but it's all good.
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Thanks for the info. I have one range day with the raptor and sent 200 rounds down range. So far I'm very happy.

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I’ve got a ultra tle ll and I smile every time I hold it, shooting it is oh so nice.
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I’ve got a ultra tle ll and I smile every time I hold it, shooting it is oh so nice.
The last Kimber I bought was the Ultra TLE II SS 45. I was hesitant to buy a 45 with a 3” barrel but I was very wrong. This is an amazing gun that shoots great. Unlike other 3” 45s I’ve owned, I enjoy target shooting with this 45 and it’s one of my favorite carry guns.

Mike, glad to hear your enjoying you SS Ultra Raptor.
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Welcome to the forum Vided, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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