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Old 05-07-2016, 07:24 AM   #1
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New from S-E Michigan

Bought my first 1911 (Colt LW Commander) back in 1972 (I still have it). After 38 years in Law Enforcement I retired in 2012 and could finally carry a single action auto, I handled my first Kimber - and I was hooked.

My daily carry now is an early (1994) Kimber Compact Aluminum Stainless. I find the 4" barrel is ideal for carry IWB or OWB.

I'm thoroughly addicted to the 1911 and just took delivery of a Pro Carry II in 9mm. (It'll shoot factory 124gr ammo all day long, but it doesn't reliably digest anything lighter.) That makes my 15th 1911, with another in .40S&W on order.

(3 Kimbers, 2 Colts, 2 Sigs, 2 Rugers, 2 STIs, 2 Springfields, 2 Smiths, with a Rock Island on order.)

I look forward to learning more about Kimbers and the 1911 platform in general.
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44 1911s including 7 Kimbers (and a K6, a pair of Solos, a couple Micros and an EVO)
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois HB Rider, we have a number of retired LEO's on the forum.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #3
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Welcome from South Central Indiana. From a former LEO!
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Welcome from SW Michigan and thank you for your service!

Go Buckeyes!
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:21 AM   #5
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Welcome HB from So.Cal. Nice collection of 1911's, we would love to see a family photo. We cannot get enough pictures around here. I love the 1911 also the more I shoot them the more I appreciate them!

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CDP Pro II .45 acp
Raptor II (blue) .45 acp
Eclipse II 10 mm
Ultra Carry II .45 acp
Stainless Pro Carry II
Solo STS 9 mm
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa Hb Rider.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:22 AM   #7
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Welcome to KT from The Lou....

Thanks for your service and enjoy your Kimbers and retirement.....
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
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HB Rider, welcome to the site from Tennessee! Thank you for your service. Congrats on finding Kimber.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:49 PM   #9
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welcome from Northern Indiana enjoy the site.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #10
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Welcome and thank you for your service! There is some wonderful info about Kimbers here. Dive in!
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