10-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2014
First I dig your screen name! Second, welcome to the site from Tennessee.
THIRD: Guns are made for SHOOTIN' !!
Even guns I've bought thinking investment have been Fired.
For my 60th birthday I bought myself a Kimber Gold Combat Limited Edition, the day after I picked it up from my FFL my Father passed away "on" my birthday so this pistol is very special to me. Besides the fact I paid almost $2,000 for it. I take it to the range every chance I get and take extra special care of it, no holsters, not just thrown in the bed of the truck. I agree with Chuck, Kimber has sold a boat load of Raptor's so I doubt they will ever be a collector piece, but I do have two different Raptors so we can only hope.
I cherish the old Winchester Model 12 shotgun that my mother bought for my Dad no long after they were married. Why? Because I know he used that shotgun to put food on the table and because it has special history, patina. Both my parents are in Heaven now.
If I was your son I would want to inherit from you your most used and loved firearm. So take very good care of your Raptor but shoot the hell out of it, then gift it to your Son. It would be a Sin not to fire that pistol. IMO
I didn't just stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night...this is the voice of experience talking!
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
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger
Last edited by 2sharp2; 10-08-2018 at 09:42 AM.