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    Growing .45 AUTO 1911 Family



    Went to Dave’s Old Rusty Guns and picked up this sweetheart yesterday. This early morn I spent some time cleaning up the new to me Kimber.

    Mfg.’d in in 2013, it’s last owner hadn’t 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 gun’s 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 Kimber’s 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.




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    Very nice; congratulations! I'm looking forward to the rest of the report, after you've shot it! There's nothing quite like a good compact 1911. Partially because there are so many out there that aren't good. You should have a really good one there.
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    Awesome, I really like those 1911s you got there!
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    Quite a collection, and they all look great!
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    Congrats on your new to you 1911 compact.
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    what is with all you guys wanting these ancient old outdated pistols??
    anyway congrats!
    enjoy.
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    Thats a great looking Officer 1911 you have there. I love mine, I know that. And, thats the nice thing about it not having a mag, you can find a 1911 mag in a million places. Congrats !
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    Fine damn gun! Excellent way to celebrate the 4th!
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    Thats a great looking Officer 1911 you have there. I love mine, I know that. And, thats the nice thing about it not having a mag, you can find a 1911 mag in a million places. Congrats !
    That should accept any 45 ACP 1911 single stack mag on the planet - even the 8-10 rounders. It’s 7 round mags won’t work for Commander or Gov’t sizes, tho . . . .

    You must be a Kimber fan boy . . . Not that there’s anything wrong wi-dat!

    I’m more of an equal opportunity 1911-er. My 1911 corral with the +1 at the bottom.

    I put rosewood CTCs on my Ruger Commander and Sig Ultra Compact


    And, yeah, I realize I opened the door for that old firehard to post his collection again . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    what is with all you guys wanting these ancient old outdated pistols??
    anyway congrats!
    enjoy.
    Bold statement from an ancient old outdated guy!

    [no offense intended]
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