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Old 01-24-2019, 07:28 PM   #1
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #2
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Nope, looks gimmicky to me. Seems like Springfield Armory came out with one last year that looked similar, could have been a Colt, can't remember.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:02 PM   #3
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I agree, none of its features do anything for me.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:04 PM   #4
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...OUCH, $1500.00 msrp !!!
I'm going to need a handful something with a round butt and night sights for that kind of $$$$.$$ :-(
I guess I'm not a slide man ???
...sorry Yonkers :-)
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...OUCH, $1500.00 msrp !!!
I'm going to need a handful something with a round butt and night sights for that kind of $$$$.$$ :-(
I guess I'm not a slide man ???
...sorry Yonkers :-)
I could be wrong but the buyer of that pistol (tactical cool??) look would not want to pay that much, they would spend 400 bucks on a Glock.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:26 PM   #6
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Some of the Shot Show articles I've read are reporting a lot of "dressing up" of the same things already made. Adding slots, optics, grips and finishes. Blaming slow overall gun sales … not wanting to invest in really new models.

But like the new little carry Kimber I guess there are some new things coming to the market.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:56 PM   #7
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I could be wrong but the buyer of that pistol (tactical cool??) look would not want to pay that much, they would spend 400 bucks on a Glock.
Well, there's an entire industry centered around dressing up those Glocks (ZEV I believe, is one vendor). Most of it is cosmetic as far as I can tell. The telltale sign is a fancy, milled slide. Kimber seems to be looking to offer a product that falls in that "hop shop" slide category? Take the new striker fired sub compact with the cuts in the slide. Hey, "give the people what they want" right.
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I'm definitely a slide guy, but gold barrels do about as much for me as gold teeth or gold wheels. Does appear to have a magwell though, which is useful.
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It's getting hard for a manufacturer to do something different with a design that's been around for over 100 years. I'm not crazy about the gold barrel, maybe something like a blue would work better for me. Overall I think it looks good but I'd never buy one.
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If your gonna put cuts in the slide then you need to port the barrel and lose that ugly a$$ gold color
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