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For the longest time, I was apprehensive about owning a firearm. But things that have happened in the recent past have lead me to believe that I must at the minimum be prepared, in case there was a need to take up arms. Off I went to the local arsenal and took an intro class, followed by a couple of times on the range with a rental. This was 45 days ago.

Well, after a while of reading a lot on the various models, calibers, home/carry, and watching the entire hickok45 series on YouTube, etc. etc., I decided it was time for me to take the plunge into owning one. Picked up a Springfield Armory XDm-9 Compact a month ago. I guess the collecting is an addiction :D 'cos since then, I've added another SA XDs-9 for EDC as soon as my CHP is approved.

Was chatting with the RSO last night about 1911's. Told him I've been looking for one and he reaches into his IWB and pulls out this awesome looking Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in .45 ACP. We got talking some more and he let me shoot a few. As we are coming out of the range, he said it was for sale for the right price as he needed the cash right now. We agreed to a price today and now its mine!!! It has a few upgrades done - extended safety lever, magwell, night sights, etc.



I've always enjoyed the forums for my various hobbies/activities in the past.
 

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Welcome to the forum from MN. Congrats on the Kimber and the Springfields too. I also have an XDs and my wife has two XDm's
 

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Congratulations on the new addiction. :D We all have the same problem.

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Welcome to the forum from Ohio!! My current edc is a Stainless Pro Carry II.
 

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Welcome and congrats. A coveted pre series II pro carry! I don't believe that trigger is original either. Wonder if all the internals were replaced? Not that is a bad thing. Many think the MIM parts are in need of replacing. What did you give for it? Just curious as the pre II guns have a cult following.
 

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Welcome and congrats. A coveted pre series II pro carry! I don't believe that trigger is original either. Wonder if all the internals were replaced? Not that is a bad thing. Many think the MIM parts are in need of replacing. What did you give for it? Just curious as the pre II guns have a cult following.
I believe there are some more internal parts that have been replaced. Guess, I'll I have to ask him when I meet him again :)

Thanks to everyone for the welcome!!
 

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Welcome from NY. congrats on your new addiction. I also just purchased an XDs 9. couple hundred rounds though it so far so good.
 

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Welcome from Florida, it is always good to be able to defend yourself.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois unleashd. I congradulate you on taking the smart approach to the sport by getting some professional training.
 

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Hey Ya'll!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
:cool::cool::cool:

Enjoy your new Kimber........and the Springfields also!! Be safe!!
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois unleashd. I congradulate you on taking the smart approach to the sport by getting some professional training.
Thanks. And going back to some additional training in April for the VA/UT CC. Also signed up for another class at the local range for SD/HD basics.
 

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Welcome to the forum from KY. I own the same model and love it. Very solid. Very accurate.
 

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Welcome to the group. Great introduction cause: WE LIKE PICTURES!!
 

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Looks like you've got an addiction there.:D
Congrats to you sir, welcome to the group. Be safe and watch out for the 'idiot scratch.'
 

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Sticking me toe in the water for 1st time

I am knowledgeable about revolvers and striker fired. I have about 40 guns mostly S&W with a Python thrown in for good measure.

Saturday I got a Kimber Eclipse Target II for $1130.00 My friend already put in an 18 lbs guide rod spring and lubed it properly.

W/ 150 rounds through it the trigger pull measures a little North of 3.5 pounds.

And, of yea, by way of introduction: A am in Philaelphia, am retired, Army vet and an NRA member.

So how did I do with my first 1911?

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Welcome to the forum from StLou.You got an awesome deal since they retail for $1400 +$100{taxes}..Enjoy your new gun and have a blast breaking it in.
 

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Be safe and watch out for the 'idiot scratch.'
OK. I have to say this. Heard this comment from every where. So, I had to look it up. And from what I read, every 1911 owner seems to have done this atleast once!! Well, what can I say, looks like the previous owner has already put that idiot scratch. So, this is not going to be a new one :)
 
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