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Old 02-06-2016, 01:37 PM   #1
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To those that have shot a steel frame Kimber...

...I never have and am chomping at the bit to get my CCP. Is it that much better, less recoil, faster sight acquisition, smoother? Will it spoil me or am I getting my expectations too high?
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll notice a major difference.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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Both of my PCII are with the aluminum frame and weigh 28 oz...

When I recently bought the PCII Raptor that has the steel frame and weighs 35 oz I didn't know what to expect, but just picking it up you will feel a difference right off the bat...

To me the added weight handles the recoil better and the balance of the PCR is better than I expected..

Rok, you will love your all steel gun once it gets here....trust me....
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Here ya go Rok....Time to drool......


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Old 02-06-2016, 02:18 PM   #5
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Glokrok. Let me break it down where you will understand. The first girl weighs 105 lbs. The second one weights 115. Lbs. Now does it really make a friggin difference?




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Old 02-06-2016, 02:58 PM   #6
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Just a little bit heavier and a little less recoil.No big deal really.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:01 PM   #7
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I love my Classic Carry Pro, I'm about half way toward getting it broken in and it just keeps getting better. At 500 rounds I'm going to install a Wilson Combat flat wire spring. If I didn't have my Super Carry Pro and the CCP wasn't so pretty I would make it my EDC.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:27 PM   #8
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The new SIS Ultra has a steel frame. Very hard to measure. If you are recoil sensitive you may feel a difference.
For me only a slight difference, little quicker for follow up shot.
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Ok I will be serious now. I have several Kimbers as you know. I have 3,4,5 inch. Aluminum and steel frame. 9mm And 45. I love my new Classic Carry Pro (steel frame). The only way I can tell a difference is if I shoot it back to back with my Super Carry Pro (Aluminum frame). Is there a difference ? I guess so, but not as much as you think. Now if I go from Shooting my TLE Custom 9MM (all steel) To one of my Ultra 45s. Can I tell a difference? YES theres a lot of difference. The only reason to have an Aluminum frame gun is to be easier to carry. I would be OK if all my range guns had steel frames. I personally think a heavier gun feels good in your hand. You will love your new gun. And when you truly like something your brain will make you believe its even more difference than it truly is.



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I have the Tactical Pro II with an aluminum frame and the Gold Match II all steel. You can tell the difference. The all steel just seems more solid, heavier. I like both. I think you will find the all steel is just a bit special, traditional and fits the perception of what a 1911 is all about. Enjoy!
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