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Old 06-23-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Kimber Standard vs. "Custom Shop"

Yes, I am recently full of questions. Since I am paying for a Kimber Gold Combat 2, and Kimber makes a point that these are made in their 'Custom Shop", I am wondering about the rate of "Lemons" sold by Kimber. Anyone have an opinion?
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I can't help you with this one Bill, I've got a collection of Kimbers and I've never had a problem with any of them. Other then the problems people are having with the Solo (I don't own one) I don't know of any lemons Kimber ever made. Yes there are Kimbers that have to be returned to the mother ship for work but that doesn't mean they're lemons. When a company is turning out 100,000 guns a year there are bound to be some that will require some tweaking to get them 100%.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #3
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Bill,

My $0.02 worth. No one will have empirical evidence of actual defect rates. If we are to believe the marketing, any gun coming out of the Custom Shop should completely debugged, hand-fitted, etc. The GC2 is an awesome pistol (I have one) and I would be shocked if you had problems with it.

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Thanks guys- Maybe I am a bit "paranoid".
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My GC stainless is great. I did run a finish reamer in the chamber and lengthen the leade though.
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We have owned four Kimbers. Not a single lemon.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:56 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
We have owned four Kimbers. Not a single lemon.
We have 4 without a single issue or a trip back to Yonkers..

The 5th one {Solo} went back to the mother ship ONCE and hasn't missed a beat since..

Lemons are for tea anyway...
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I have several, custom shop and non. Never sent one back. Love them



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Old 06-23-2015, 07:23 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Zoomybaby View Post
I have several, custom shop and non. Never sent one back. Love them
Don't be bashful Zoomy...You have many that have never been sent back.....
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I was trying to be nice.. Lol



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