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Old 10-13-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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Which Kimber 10mm and Why?

I'll start by saying I have a Kimber Stainless II Raptor in 45acp, and love it, probably too much. I have put about 1000 rounds thru it in 8 months. 10MM cartridge has always interested me, not sure why, just does. Had my mind set on buying a Sig P220 10MM. Looked at one in the store and liked the feel, but not the finish. The Camo finish is slippery and feels like plastic. So started looking on GunBroker for a used one. Typed in 10mm as a search and Kimber popped up. I did not know Kimber even built handguns in that caliber. I love my Stainless II but its the only Kimber I have shot. Kimbers Website lists 4 different style gun in 10mm, did a search on this site and only found one thread about that caliber. So........
does anyone own one that would like to share their likes and dislikes about them?
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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Unless I'm mistaken there are only 2 guns in Kimbers line that come chambered for the 10mm. 1 is the Eclipse Custom II and the other is the Custom TLE II, granted you have the option of getting the Custom TLE II with or without a rail so I guess you could call that 3 guns. Other then different finishes they are basically the same gun, you're not going to go wrong with either one of them.

IMHO, I think the Eclipse is the better looking gun.
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I traded for a LNIB 10mm TLE about 5 years ago. Never shot it during the years I owned it. Finding a buyer or trader in metro Atlanta was difficult to say the least.
Think I had about 600. in it, but felt it was worth much more. I was thrilled to finally trade for a nice older Colt 1911.
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I don't have a 10mm but I do have an Eclipse Pro II in 45acp and it's a great gun, I can't imagine it wouldn't be nice in a 10mm.
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I agree with Chuck, I only found 3 models offered in 10mm from Kimber. I also like the Eclipse Custom best.
Never got interested in the 10mm, trying to keep the calibers simple in my hoarding frenzy.
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my hoarding frenzy.
....and when will it start?
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....and when will it start?
...it may have already started?
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I'm pretty sure that it's already started.
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Unless I'm mistaken there are only 2 guns in Kimbers line that come chambered for the 10mm. 1 is the Eclipse Custom II and the other is the Custom TLE II, granted you have the option of getting the Custom TLE II with or without a rail so I guess you could call that 3 guns. Other then different finishes they are basically the same gun, you're not going to go wrong with either one of them.

IMHO, I think the Eclipse is the better looking gun.
Kimber website shows the Stainless Target II, Custom TLE/RL II, Custom TLEII, Eclipse Custom II. Not sure what the difference between the TLE/RL and TLE are, I guess different versions of the same gun. So 3 or 4 however you want to count it.
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Originally Posted by Outerlimits View Post
Kimber website shows the Stainless Target II, Custom TLE/RL II, Custom TLEII, Eclipse Custom II. Not sure what the difference between the TLE/RL and TLE are, I guess different versions of the same gun. So 3 or 4 however you want to count it.
Unless it has just been released, I think you are mistaken about the Stainless Target II. My website and current catalog only shows the Stainless Target II available in "9mm and .45acp."

TLE/RL designates it is a TLE with a Rail on the frame for "laser/light."

So you only have 3 pistol models to chose from.
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