Keep them bothThank you all for the warm welcome. I will take the numerous advice on checking out a 3" Ultra. I bought the 4" Pro Carry in order to EDC with it, if I find a 3" will do the trick, then I'll be faced with "do I sell the Pro and get a 3" or keep them both?
Welcome from ‘ol Virginny!I became a Kimber owner two years ago while looking for an EDC. As the owner of a 1941 M1911A1 for many years, I've got a soft spot for .45s so that's where I started my search. I have watched and heard the old and tired debate over 9mm vs 45 effectiveness and don't care much about it. A good 45 HP makes a very large hole and that gives me more confidence than putting 10 lesser rounds in a target. I was reading Jeff Cooper's work back in the 80's and truly believe that if you can't solve your problem with 7 or 8 rounds, 15 probably won't make much difference. Anyway, I digress.
I have a good friend who I was bouncing EDC ideas off and most of them were economy models. His words were something like "Do you want to bet your family's lives on a $200 handgun?". Well, Daddy didn't raise a fool. He steered me to Kimber and I fell in love with the two tone Pro Carry II. It is a great handgun and I intend to add a 5" model at some point.
As for me personally, I live in Louisville, KY with my wife of 42 years, and intend to retire here in about 3 years when I'm 65+. I have been playing guitar for many years so that's my other money pit, although I've slowed down on that (collecting). I also play golf very poorly, but do enjoy it. I've had a successful career in IT, which I'm wrapping up with a Work From Home situation that is a very nice precursor to retirement, I think.
Thank you for the warm welcome. We'll be talking.
Hell yeah.Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois, and another IT guy heading into retirement in a few years (maybe). If you haven't figured it out yet, there are more than one "enabler" on this forum. I think there are somewhere around a dozen Kimber's in our house, not to mention other brands. Sit a back and enjoy the conversation.