My name´s Wolf, I´m a 39 years old paramedic from northern Germany.
I´m about to buy a 1911 to use as a backup when hunting and to have fun with on the range.
While I am pretty sure it´s going to be a Kimber I´m still in the process of deciding which model it´s going to be.
While looking at all the different models I got confused a bit, as the Custom Eclipse II Target is listed as having a stainless steel barrel in the 2015 Kimber catalog, while on the website it just says "steel" as barrel material.
I´d really appreciate it if you could clear the confusion for me, as there seems to be no email address on the Kimber website and calling in from Germany would probably be rather expensive. And I haven´t really spoken english in years...
Another question I couldn´t find an answer to is whether the Eclipse´s mainspring housing is made of steel or synthetic material.
The last question is about the sights on the target model. As I´ve never used the "bar-dot" kind of sights mounted on the pistol and the Eclipse variant with the fixed combat sights doesn´t seem to be available here I´d like to ask if you think the sights might be of any use for rather fast defensive style shooting in low light conditions.
As I´ve already read that the finish on the Eclipse II probably prefers not to be carried around in a holster too much, as would be the case with with my use of the pistol it´s probably going to be a Stainless TLE II anyways, but I like the looks of the Eclipse II sooo much...
Thanks in advance for any answers,