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I'm a new member to this website as well as to the kimber gun family. I own numerous guns to include quite few 1911's from various brand names, but always wanted to own a Kimber model since they are a very well recognized manufacture. I purchased the Pro Raptor II but recently I have been reading on kimber reviews and have been quite in disbelief to see so many negative comments on kimber guns from manufacture defects to very weak parts and so on to the use of MIM parts. MIM parts does not bothers me as many weapons factories use them on assembly lines. My question here as a new kimber owner is: did I purchased an outstanding piece that I can enjoy as far as home defense,conceal carry, and target shooting? or a $1,200.00 paper weight based on different forums opinions. Your suggestions or comments will be appreciated. Thank you.



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Welcome to the Kimber site. I own 3 Kimber pistols and a 22 rifle. I have never had a problem with any. Have shot different types of ammo, including cast bullets and no problems.
No matter what manufacturer you can have problems and most are minor problems and some are caused by the shooter or ammo being used. Some problems are the guns. I run a league and have instructed pistol classes, seen alot of different problems.
I am sure your Kimber will be fine, shoot it and enjoy it.

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Hello,

I'm a new member to this website as well as to the kimber gun family. I own numerous guns to include quite few 1911's from various brand names, but always wanted to own a Kimber model since they are a very well recognized manufacture. I purchased the Pro Raptor II but recently I have been reading on kimber reviews and have been quite in disbelief to see so many negative comments on kimber guns from manufacture defects to very weak parts and so on to the use of MIM parts. MIM parts does not bothers me as many weapons factories use them on assembly lines. My question here as a new kimber owner is: did I purchased an outstanding piece that I can enjoy as far as home defense,conceal carry, and target shooting? or a $1,200.00 paper weight based on different forums opinions. Your suggestions or comments will be appreciated. Thank you.

R/Jose
welcome to the forum, you exp mirrors mine as i purchased my first kimber about 6mos ago. in my opinion sir, no matter what gun you buy there are going to be people to talk down about them. kimber makes a exelent 1911. i purchased a base line kimber the custom2 and i have about 700 rounds through it. it is a very accurate gun and very reliable. 1911,s are like cars some love ford, some love chevy, and even mopar lol. break it in good and it will last you a lifetime:D
 

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Thanks for your comments well taken into consideration. I love to collect and shoot guns, but there is a fine line with high end guns and average guns for daily target shooting etc.... I own a colt 1911 one of those 100 year anniversary and this kimber to be my every now and then pride at the range, besides safe queens...but I have a desert eagle 1911 government that is amazingly accurate and sweet to shoot as well as the baby eagle 9mm. Less recoil than my .40 xd conceal carry Springfield. Thanks and happy new year, I'll let you all know how it goes with the breaking in of the raptor.
 
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