10-13-2020, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Originally Posted by Timbers9
What changed with regard to the Master Carry to lower it's value as you say? Flaws discovered over time, like the coating wearing? Crowded market for 1911s? Declining interest in 1911s?
I only recently got interested in 1911s though I've been shooting all my life. Not a huge fan of plastic.
I guess just life in general changed. Resale value of used Kimber's are pretty high/good (depending if you are selling or buying) 2017, 2018, maybe mid year 2019 values started dropping and stayed down until Covid hit March/April 2020.
In 2019 I considered selling my Master Carry Pro (which is LNIB) checking my records of dollar amount I had invested, the amount I was wanting/needing to get out of it, I felt was more than someone would pay. So I never posted it for sale.
Now people are buying everything and paying whatever prices.
About only used I'm seeing is mid and high end custom.
Well known fact Kimber has had issues with some batches of finish and it affected different model batches at different times. It's not just the Master Carry line.
My Master Carry Pro still looks new but it has never been in a holster and does not have a big round count.
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