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Old 05-23-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Kimber 1911 Custom II Black

I stopped by the gun shop after my Dr's appointment today and they had a Kimber Custom II black with a 7/27/16 date on the box. It is a pre-owned gun but it is in pristine condition. The clip has just a few marks where it's been slid in and out.

I needed a gift for my son's birthday today. Price was more than fair so it now has a new home.

The only thing I can find to not like about this gun is the fact that it has no dots on the non-adjustable sites. They are just slick and black on the "face" where you look thru the sites.

I tried to look the gun up on the Kimber web page and can't find exactly this gun. I'm about sure this is the gun that BassPro Shop sells. There is Bass Pro in Macon about 10 miles from the store that I bought the gun from. View here: https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/kimber-custom-ii-pistol

Not that it really matters to me but does anyone know if these are exclusively made by Kimber for Bass Pro Shop or is it sold other places?

Mostly--does this model Kimber have any personality quirks that my son needs to know about?
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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They were not made exclusively for Bass Pro. Kimber discontinued the all black Custom II line and replaced it with the Custom II Two Tone line. Shouldn't be any model specific quirks to worry about. I'd clean it, lube it and enjoy shooting it!

There are white 3 dot sights, or 3 dot tritium night sights you can order from Kimber. Also, plenty of other brands of sights such as Dawson Precision or Novak if you prefer something like fiber optic sights? My personal favorite setup is a fiber optic front with an all black rear sight.

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Old 05-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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46QJI, Thank you very much for the reply. It is great to have access to all the "Kimber heads" here on the site.

I'm sure my son will follow your excellent advice and "clean it, lube it and enjoy shooting it." He was pretty tickled with it.

Again, I do appreciate the info.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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I bought one a couple years ago, pre owned, from Gander Mountain. Like you I couldnít find it in Kimberís catalog but bought it anyway. It has been a great shouting pistol, no regrets buying it. I replaced the recoil spring, just because I wanted to know how many rounds was on it. The misses and I went to the range this evening and this was one of the pistols I shot. Enjoy.
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I bought a kimber pro carry ll a few months ago new,made date 12-1-2015 all black love it
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Mine said it was made for California when I looked it up if that helps
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Ok thanks anyway
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