04-22-2016, 06:40 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
lwilliams, congrats and welcome to the Sapphire club. Snug the grip screws, clean and add some lube, use 230gr FMJ should be good to go. I have the Ultra and Pro Sapphire both are very accurate. Mine have never been in a holster but have been fired quite a bit and are not showing any signs of wear.
For sure purchase a high quality holster. I would ask holster makers and see what they recommend.
I have heard that lined holsters over time hold moisture and dirt placing extra wear on the pistol.
If it was me the holster I picked I would use a different Ultra or pistol to "break it in" and not put the Sapphire in it until the holster is smooth and easy to draw from. I might also with and unloaded Sapphire wrap a layer or two of Glad kitchen plastic wrap around it and help break in the holster. I don't have a good suggestion for a EDC holster.
Both of these are 9mm, bought before Kimber starting making Sapphires in .45. Sometimes I wish mine were .45.
The Kimber Family
CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)
84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
Last edited by 2sharp2; 04-22-2016 at 08:23 PM.
Reason: changed to 230 gr.