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Old 01-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question I need some Kimber education

I've only owned a Kimber since last October. Evan at that, it was an impulse purchase. I'd heard of Kimbers, heard they were supposed to be pretty good pistols. I've also spent time on Kimberamerica.com reading.

I'm trying to understand their categories and pricing structure. As an example, I'm trying to understand why MSRP for a Super Carry Ultra HD is $1,699.00 and the price of a Pro Carry HD II is $1,046.00.

Is there really $600.00 difference between them? If so, why?

Sorry to be such a noob, but I'm hoping some of you experienced Kimber users can point me in the right direction.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:19 AM   #2
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They are two different guns. The Super has night sights, ambidextrous safety, serrations on the front grip frame, rounded frame butt and spring housing.. It is also aluminum frame and steel slide.
The Pro Carry has standard sights, less checkering, plastic grips. straight grip frame and all steel construction along with a longer barrel and more weight.

The new Kimber catalog has a nice feature where it compares all the handguns on one page. It's posted here on the site.
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Insta-Gator, here is a link to Kimbers 2014 catalog. Download it and check out page 67 - 68.
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Excellent. Thanks. I'd not downloaded the catalog because I wrongly assumed the web site would be better/current with a comparison chart.

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:34 AM   #5
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To simplify the answer. The difference is in the options.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Sketter View Post
Don't know if this is in the right place couldn't find out to start a new thread so here we go.My question is can you replace the plastic main spring housing on a ss ultra raptor with a ed brown ss msh?Thanks
To answer both your questions. Yes you can replace the MSH however it may need some fitting.
As to starting a new thread, there is a box at the top left that says new thread. Just click on that. It shows up when you're in the "menu" of each section.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
I've only owned a Kimber since last October ...

Sorry to be such a noob
Don't apologize for wanting to learn. You asking the question, and getting answered, answered some things I was pondering.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #8
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On a slightly different vain, why are commander size guns more expensive than full size guns. I asked that same question so the salesman that sold me my Ruger 1911 cmd he kind of shrugged and said supply and demand , im not to sure but it used to be smaller was always cheaper, or am I missing something ?
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Originally Posted by pbsdaddy View Post
They are two different guns. The Super has night sights, ambidextrous safety, serrations on the front grip frame, rounded frame butt and spring housing.. It is also aluminum frame and steel slide.
The Pro Carry has standard sights, less checkering, plastic grips. straight grip frame and all steel construction along with a longer barrel and more weight.

The new Kimber catalog has a nice feature where it compares all the handguns on one page. It's posted here on the site.
Actually the HD models are steel frame.
I have a Super carry Pro HD all steel.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #10
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Actually, pages 8 & 9 of the 2014 catalog explains the differences very well. I'm not sure I understand the pricing logic yet, but at least I'm learning the difference between an Ultra, Ultra Plus, Pro, Custom, etc., etc.
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