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Know What Is Great About Kimber?

2192 Views 6 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Monty Grubbs
For me:

I have two Kimbers. Each have tons or rounds thru them. Never had a problem with either pistol.

Everyday it seems I hear a bad story about Kimber pistols. I don't have one.

That's what is great about owning Kimbers!
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While I haven't put "tons" of rounds through my Colt's, I've not had problems with them either. I had a SA that didn't have a problem either.

Hell, only gun that DID have a problem was my first gun, a Sig 220.
Well my Kimber has had the occasional failure to eject but that is really an extractor adjustment problem. I need to get it fixed and will soon.

I know something else that is great about Kimber: I sent an email to them yesterday evening (Sunday) requesting info regarding the repair/replacement policy for Aluminum frames and ware on feed-ramps, frame cracks, rail ware, etc. Got a phone call from Kimber Monday AM. They will gladly handle any ware or problem for the life of the pistol. Feed ramp ware from hollow-points? YES! Only restriction I am aware of is that you can only use factory ammo, no reloads, which is not a problem for me.

Now I have to make up my mind, which new light Kimber will be soon riding with me. Man I hate having to make decisions like that! :wink:


For a light weight pistol, I am thinking about the Compact CDP. I know, I know, it's an aluminum frame!

But, remember most pistols never have more than 10,000 to 20,000 rounds put thru them. I believe Kimber says they have put 20K rounds thru a CDP with no cracks.

And, in this day and age, if you put 150-200 rounds thru a pistol per month, you are shooting a fair amount.

Good Luck!
i've been shooting that much per week w/ my aluminum frame pro carry since i got it in april. it eats lead, FMJ, JHP, whatever, w/ out a hiccup. i'm not an expert, but i cant see any appreciable wear yet. the only time i've ever had any compliants was trying to shoot a case of wolf ammo, and i'm blaming that on the ammo, not the gun.

I am with you on the Wolf ammo. Sure it is cheap, but too many people I know have had problems with it.

The old saying lives on: You get what you pay for.
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