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Old 11-23-2019, 05:30 PM   #1
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Thoughts On Kimber Double Stack

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Do you think Kimber will once again produce a double stack in 45' and why do you think they have not offered much in this category? Looking at a BP 10 II Polymer/steel. If anyone has one or a leed on one in mint shape let me know..Kevin
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
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The guns were made around 2000 using BUL frames. I don't know if Kimber stopped making them because they had problems or they just didn't sell. I've been expecting/waiting for Kimber to come out with a 2011, I'd love to see a double stack Pro (4") Kimber.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:55 PM   #3
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I'd love to see a double stack Pro (4") Kimber.
+1 in 45 and 9mm

The one I am looking at has the 4" barrel..
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I agree with Chuck's post. I feel they were introduced before there time, polymer guns not widely accepted. Me being old school I would not have bought one because of being plastic.
I would guess lack of sales was the root cause of it's demise.

Awhile back there was two on GunBroker, are they sold now?
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:20 AM   #5
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When one of my sons worked for Glock, the double stack .45 G-30S came out. I HAD to have one, so he hooked me up.

Fast forward about a year.....did not carry it, much too heavy with a full load of 230gr aboard. Too bulky for me too, and with the combination of being an anchor, uncomfortable to carry IWB as I'm used to, it soon left the ranch. To this day I've never longed for a double stack 1911 of any flavor.

My feelings are that if you can't solve a "social problem" with 8 or 9 rounds of either 9mm or .45, a double stack weapon will not improve your odds at all, and most likely will be left at home anyway. (That is unless you anticipate a protracted gunfight. In that case you've already screwed up, as you should have your shotgun.)

That's based on personal experience, not conjecture.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:11 PM   #6
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There's a Kimber on gun broker for $700.

My thoughts are that double stack 1911s make sense for competitors but not much else.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:34 PM   #7
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2 stacks are better than 1
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:35 PM   #8
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A double stack 1911 sounds unappealing to me. A 1911 is cool because it's a legacy gun, a symbol of American awesomeness, and it's a usable design that's fun to shoot.

It's like a 350 Chevy. It's a legacy engine, perfectly functional and serviceable, and it's fun to drive. But to build the 350 Chevy to compete with modern race engines is an exercise in futility. It will no longer have the spirit of the 350, and it still won't be able to compete with the modern cars.

If I wanted a 1911 with higher capacity, I'd get one in 9mm. If I wanted a .45 with more bullets, I'd get an HK. I wouldn't blimp-out a 1911. It's like dating Margot Robbie. Everything is great, but you need help moving your furniture. So you break up with Margot and start dating Rosie O'Donnell. Not that there's anything wrong with dating fat angry liberal lesbians who can lift oak dressers. It's fine if you're into that.
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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/845608884
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:21 PM   #10
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Thanks Phil,
Trying to find the 4" barrel version but would like to have it as a Kimber oddity..
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