Growing .45 AUTO 1911 Family
Went to Daveís Old Rusty Guns and picked up this sweetheart yesterday. This early morn I spent some time cleaning up the new to me Kimber.
Mfg.íd in in 2013, itís last owner hadnít shot it much. I bet recoil stings like a Bee with 230 ball loads and its dual 18# recoil springs. As far as wear, I doubt if a box of ammo had been ran through it. The gun was sparkly clean inside except for the brown colored greasy substance smeared on the frame to slide rail contacts. This gunís really tight, but grease? What it needs is to be broken in properly. Most of its life was spent in a leather holster on shelf, leaving light spotting on the stainless slide. I fieldstripped, removed the grips and dunked it into the ultrasound tank. Cleaned it up really nice. Ultrasound worked really well at cleaning up the forged aluminum 30 lpi frame checkering.
It came without a mag. Colt OACP 7+1 mags seem to fit up properly. As with all of Kimberís pistols, the low profile, fixed three-dot combat sights are large, and the silhouette blocky and easily picked up by the eyes. The added tritium makes them effective to work with in low-light environments or darkness.