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I just purchased my very first 1911, a Kimber Custom II. Still reading the book and watching a YouTube video on breaking it down and cleaning it. I want to clean it first before I shoot it the first time.
It's one pretty gun and I hope it shoots good.
 

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Rlharwood, welcome to the site from Tennessee. Clean, lube, use the best FMJ ammo you can find. It'll be fine.
 

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I just purchased my very first 1911, a Kimber Custom II. Still reading the book and watching a YouTube video on breaking it down and cleaning it. I want to clean it first before I shoot it the first time.
It's one pretty gun and I hope it shoots good.
I’m sure you’ll be very impressed with its accuracy. You made a great choice.
 

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I just purchased my very first 1911, a Kimber Custom II. Still reading the book and watching a YouTube video on breaking it down and cleaning it. I want to clean it first before I shoot it the first time.
It's one pretty gun and I hope it shoots good.
Welcome from VA! Bought my custom II used and it runs like a dream! You’ll love it! Congrats!
 

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Welcome to the forum from Dimondale, Mi. Rlharwood. Reading the manual, cleaning and lubing the gun are the way to go before hitting the range. Stick with FMJ ammo until the gun is broken in, and you will be good to go.
 

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Thanks so very much! I just got it field stripped, but it took a video to help me accomplish it.
Not a bad manual! Seeing it done really helps me. I hope to clean it and use a little oil on it tomorrow. Hoppes and Balistol are my cleaners of choice.
I can't imagine using it as an EDC. It's a little heavy! I do look forward to shooting it.
 

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Some people carry full size 1911's for EDC but many other better choices available IMO.
 

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Wait.......What.....a new Kimber owner posts about reading the manual and learning how to breakdown and clean their new Kimber? How refreshing to see.
Welcome to the Forum.
Smart this could be your best friend or your worst enemy. U need to know that gun backwards & forward
 

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Thanks so very much! I just got it field stripped, but it took a video to help me accomplish it.
Not a bad manual! Seeing it done really helps me. I hope to clean it and use a little oil on it tomorrow. Hoppes and Balistol are my cleaners of choice.
I can't imagine using it as an EDC. It's a little heavy! I do look forward to shooting it.
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You mentioned the custom II being a bit heavy. This rig handles the weight very comfortably. Still a bit large to conceal OWB! The holster is a Bianchi 57 remedy. The Custom II is wearing my 22lr conversion in the pic.
 

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I just purchased my very first 1911, a Kimber Custom II. Still reading the book and watching a YouTube video on breaking it down and cleaning it. I want to clean it first before I shoot it the first time.
It's one pretty gun and I hope it shoots good.
Welcome from Northern Indiana enjoy the conversation.
 
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