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Are Kimber slides,frames, and barrels forged or MIM?
Are Kimber slides, frames, and barrels top quality?

Also, I'm interested in a Commander-sized Kimber with a steel frame.

Do they make such and animal? If so, what is it called and what's the cost?

Are Kimbers a good buy, or do you recommend a Springfield "loaded?"

Thanks

Ira

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Are Kimber slides,frames, and barrels forged or MIM?
Are Kimber slides, frames, and barrels top quality?
Commander-sized Kimber with a steel frame.
Do they make such and animal?
Are Kimbers a good buy, or do you recommend a Springfield "loaded?"
Frames, slides and barrels?...forged.
Commander? Yes the Pro Carry Series. Stainless not carbon steel though.

Springfield or Kimber? Both are good guns. Dick Heinie prefers Springfield as a base gun to build a full house gun on. I wouldn't disagree but I have built a number of them on a Kimber an am extremely happy with the results.

Good buy? I don't think there is a competitor for the base gun. Kimber wins my vote hands down for a gun to buy and shoot.

For very little time and money...as any of the home builders are beginning to figure out, Kimber is an AWESOME deal.
 

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Thanks.

Is there still a concern with "galling" if I go with the stainless slide and frame? Or was that a concern with the first stainless autos?

Do you know if the gun comes with a "street safe" trigger?

What would you recommend I have you do to it once I get it to make it totally reliable, and what would that cost?

Thanks again.

Ira
 

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Is there still a concern with "galling" if I go with the stainless slide and frame?
Do you know if the gun comes with a "street safe" trigger?
What would you recommend I have you do to it once I get it to make it totally reliable, and what would that cost?
No problem Ira, glad to help.

No worries on stainless galling with the Kimber guns that I have seen.

Most of the Kimbers come out with a 4 to 5 # trigger which I ceratinly consider safe for a skilled person shooting a 1911.

I suggest you shoot the gun, if it works with your mags and ammo...keep shooting it :grin:

If it doesn't work, any good smith offers a relaibility job, mine is all inclusive and costs $200.
 
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