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New kimber 45.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by mage2, May 25, 2007.

  1. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++


    For my bday i gota kimber 45 custom II,
    I finaly got to take it to the range and put some rounds through it.
    In one sitting it fed 200 rounds, no feed issues no problem other than the grip started getting loose. I used blazer brass and one box of wolf.. Wolf is some dirty stuff. Blazer brass worked fine. Anyway on to the question so I can stop my gloating.

    I purchased a new part to help clean, its called a "BoreSnake"
    Has anyone used this before? The range said it is the only thing they use on the rental guns and what he uses personally. Has anyone else heard of it before.

  2. KHAN

    KHAN Monkey+++

    I've used boresnakes on my pistols with no problems at all. Congrats on the Kimber, fun aren't they?
  3. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Glad you got a Kimber that works !

    As far as Boresnakes yes have heard of them but never used one .

    A few years back I picked up a big kit in a hard case made by Dax "I think" , does every thing I could ever need for gun cleaning .
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yup, have one for my trap gun. Use after every session, and don't bother with detailed cleaning. However, I shoot often and detail clean every 4 or 5 hundred rounds. The snake gets filthy fast, so cleaning it now and then has to happen. Now, I don't know how well it will do with metallic rubbings in the bore, so don't take it too seriously; they work well for loose junk, not so sure about metal deposits.
  5. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    I have read so much about Kimber now that I think I could write a book. There are many people out there that have nothing but problems and there are some that swear by them. I have fired 3 different ones. 2 were rentals at a local gun store. One was a Kimber 10 plus with the poly frame , and the other was a stainless custom II.

    Now I have one mine is a Custom II with "Warrior" grips. Not once have I had a problem with any of them other than the rental custom II shot high and to the left. Seeing that those two firearms have both been used as rentals for years and they are both holding up well helped me decide on getting one. Its a blast.

    After the first clip , as long as I did my part the pistol hit where it should have. I am really enjoying it and want to go to the range again now. :)

    Where is a good place to get good prices on bulk ammo. I have tried looking in all my normal places and so far can not beat wal@#$@ prices.
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Congrats on the new 1911! Here lately I have been buying my .45 from Wal-Mart.
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I really don't have anything to add to the mix exept congratulations. /envy :)
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I carry a Kimber TLE Pro. I didn't like it much at first; it didn't extract reliably. I sent it back to Kimber Pro Shop and they replaced the slide with the older style with the internal extractor; problem solved and I now carry it daily. I especially like shooting it with a mounted tactical light; this returns the firearm to point much quicker than you would believe during recoil. I used to curse Kimber as being over-priced junk but since, have revised my opinion and swear by them instead of at them.
  9. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    I have heard horror stories but ya know with most forums you have to take posts with a grain of salt. I enjoy firing mine. I was honestly surprised how well it works. Seacowboy does yours have the rail on the frame? Mine doesnt and I do not really want to fork out the $300 for the laser grips. I have thought about upgrading the sights to the nightsites but even that , I wonder if its worth it. I think for now I am going to do the low tech and use bright colored nail polish on the sights to improve low light visibility. I can not wait to take it out again. Now for my next purchase is reloading equipment and a AK.
  10. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Mine has both the tritium sights and the rail. They tried a new and improved external extractor that also doubled and a loaded chamber indicator; it was a good idea that didn't work and almost every one of them required being sent back for the old-style slide and extractor. The MX6 light is very bright and has a built-in laser too.
  11. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    Mine does not have the rail. The cost difference was a bit much for me. Maybe in the future. I am thinking about the tritium sights but they are going to be a costly upgrade it seems. I think mine has the new exctractor with the load indicator.. I did not really see the need for a indicator. just another bell/whistle to me. I cant wait to take it out again.
  12. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The dreaded 404 --
  15. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

  16. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Nice. Very Nice. :D
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Tossed the pic back up stairs for you
  18. mage2

    mage2 Monkey+++

    I like those grips, but I worry , do you all think a tac light and rail under it could cause any negative issues?
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