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Anyone familiar with the Kimber 1911s?  I spoke with a LEO who has one as a personal weapon and he says he loves it wouldn't have anything else.  I checked out the models that are on the authorized list for the state of Supidfornia and they are quite pricey.  If it is worth the price, I would pay it.  I want a .45 but only on a traditional 1911 frame (sorry Glock fans). 
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Nice!!  The Kimber is at the top of my list.   Thanks!
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Mary Lou is going on two one-week vacations with her girlfriends. Maybe I can get a new gun out of the deal, hee, hee.
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So is Cris.  She is going to Vegas for 2 weeks so.......  HAHAHA
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Have both glock and a kimber. Both are good the Kimber is a little bit heavier but way more accurate.
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I might suggest the RIA 1911. For the price, it is an awesome 45acp weapon. It has several different styles available. Mine uses a single stack magazine which prevents a 10 rd magazine.

If you come out this way, we can take it to the range for testing.

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My cousin ha one Steve and he loves it, I shot it and loved it so today I purchased one, it's my 3rd one, I have a Rock Island armory one and a Colt 1911, I am having special grips engraved, I will post when it's done, I have sterling silver and gold grips for it, cost as much as the gun, I love my 45 s but I still love my Colt and S an W revilvers, Kimber is at the top for price for sure, but I love my cheaper Rock Island Armory better then my Colt, I just shoot better with it
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Glocks, are good but not for me, it's all personnel choice and what you feel best with
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David, I would love to see your gun collection!
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Me to. remember to let your wife know real price so she will not sell them for what you told her you paid for them.
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Me to. remember to let your wife know real price so she will not sell them for what you told her you paid for them.

That is funny.
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Yup.  My 9MM - I told her it was an Earl Scheib Special - 99.95, no ups, no extras  [smile]  HAHAHA
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David McNair, you currently have 532 posts. You need sixty-eight (68) more posts to get to TARAWA level and get a USS TARAWA LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat! The board will be closing down after it hosts the 2015 Tarawa Top Gun competition. Make sure you get your sixty-eight posts before the 2015 Tarawa Top Gun is over in August.
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David McNair, you currently have 532 posts. You need sixty-eight (68) more posts to get to TARAWA level and get a USS TARAWA LHA-1 Eagle of the Sea Plank Owners hat! The board will be closing down after it hosts the 2015 Tarawa Top Gun competition. Make sure you get your sixty-eight posts before the 2015 Tarawa Top Gun is over in August.
I will take a picture soon of all my guns, and getting ya more posts I can do this, i have been working hard remodeling inside and out of our house, it's taking shape, had a pond made even and cleared out tons of brush for a park, with benches and a bridge over a stream , I don't know if I can fit all my guns in one picture, I did take a picture for my son the other night, put them on a king size bed, it filled it up and o stood on a ladder to shoot the picture, this was just one of my gun safes , I have 4 , I pick up my Kimber tomorrow at 1135 , to the minute on the 10 day wait here in nutty california, stay tuned I will have some pictures, I have some really old guns, all in shooting condition, shot 60 rounds thru my M and P 15 223 smith and Wesson love this gun
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Wow I could use another cap, they are so cool, hey I am a plank owner and proud, proud to have served with all fellow plankowners, and proud to know all the others who served after me , we are a family, Rick Jack isn't quite set up yet in his barter town plasma metal cutting shop, but I saw where he is almost done, still planning a award for the online 2015 winner, will keep you informed
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My handguns.  Left to Right: 
Cris' Walther P22 .22 with Laser (she is deadly accurate with it), my Taurus PT99AF 9MM (first handgun bought in 1988, my NEW Kimber 1911 .45 Custom Target II, Cris' Browning 1911 A22 .22 (which will be consigned when her Ruger LC380CA with Laser comes in). 

This was maintenance (PMS) day.  I just wished each gun broke down the same way. 

My Guns.jpg 

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 I pick up my Kimber tomorrow at 1135 , to the minute on the 10 day wait here in nutty california, stay tuned I will have some pictures,

What did you get, David?  [smile]
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I am taking my time deciding what new gun to get. I am surprised I don't have a Colt 1911.
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Great idea, Rick.  It is a personal preference.  The only thing I don't like about the Glocks is they don't look like the 1911's.  I'm sure they shoot fine, but if I'm going to spend money, I want something that pleases me.  The Colt is fine, as are many other 1911-frame models.  I just did a lot of research and did some talking with local Police Officers and Sheriffs, and the consensus was the Kimber, although pricey, is a very, very accurate, and in their opinion, more accurate than others, and they had them as their personal weapons.  Now, I'm sure you can find the same thing about the Colt or others, so then it just comes down to your gut feeling.  Mine was Kimber.  It makes me happy. 

So research.  Go look.  Fire a few, if available at the range.  Then go with your gut. 

And remember!!  When asked by the wife, you got it for $99.95 - no ups, no extras  [smile]

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My next handgun will probably be a Jimenez 9mm in their larger frame.  I really like the small .380 I bought for $110.  I spent a little time an rubber coated the grips and polished the trigger/firing pin interface for a very smooth trigger pull.  Now it shoots so nice.

As for next rifle, I'm looking at a Kahr M1 carbine, new for about $850.  I saw Inland is going to start making M1 carbines from the original WW2 plans and selling them for around $1,500. 
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Leo, I'm waiting for my local Turners Outdoorsman to bring back the S&W MP Sport in 5.56.  That will be my next rifle.  [smile]  Although, I have thought a lot about the M1 Garands lately.  The problem is, they are not the original M1s.  If I found a place that offered a "true" M1 from the 1950's, I'd buy it.  When I was in High School Army ROTC, we drilled with the M1.  A fantastic firearm.  Today's M1s are good, but they just don't raise the nogalistic feelings for me. 
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Steve, I saw an article (Guns & Ammo?) that said that some M1's from over seas were being brought back to the states and would be available through that civilian gun program, the one you got your target rifle through, so keep watching.

I've seen a few at local gun shows, normally in the $1,000 - 3,000 range depending on condition and age.
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How many of you guys are like me and have handguns hidden all over?
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LOL - Paranoid much?  I have one that's easy to get to in the bedroom.  Otherwise, they are all locked up.
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How could you not have something within 15-30 feet anywhere in the house in case of an emergency? I totally agree with Charlie.
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Do you tell your wives where they are located?
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Mine are in my gun safe but my 9MM is at the ready inside.  If the dog goes off in the middle of the night, I will be armed in a couple of seconds, and then go see what the situation is.
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The Ruger LC380 is now in the stores in California.  I was excited about it until Cris and I went and looked at one yesterday after we left the range.  MAJOR disappointment for us.  Now it might be a very fine handgun but falls short of our expectations.  The trigger pull is horribly long and extremely hard, which is something Cris doesn't have the hand/finger strength to do. 

So the next time we go to the range, we are going to rent a bunch of small frame weapons and see what will work for her. 
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If someone breaks in while we're up, I'm not concerned. Our dogs will lick them to death or at least give me time to get the gun and put them out of their missory. The person who broke in, not the dogs.

At night, they'll never make it to the bedroom in the dark before I'm armed.
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 I pick up my Kimber tomorrow at 1135 , to the minute on the 10 day wait here in nutty california, stay tuned I will have some pictures,

What did you get, David?  [smile]
Sweeet collection Steve , I have a few too, my total collection is,80 different guns, mostly old classics, but about 1/3 Rd new stuff, I am warming up to Semi aotos, but I have 25 different revolvers from the 60s and 70s, each one in great condition, I have shot the heck out of them and they still shoot, cleaning is my key, and should be with any gun, ammo I am well stocked, just got a deal on 2000 rounds of 22 long Rifle, got to get this Caliber when you can , nice guns you have for sure, love to see big collections
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I'm going to propose to my Kimber on our next Range Date  [smile]  I love her so much!!  [smile]
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I'm going to propose to my Kimber on our next Range Date  [smile]  I love her so much!!  [smile]

You remind me of the Yankee Marshall.
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You guys crack me up.
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Hey Steve,
Without a Crimson Trace grip, your Kimber will only be part of a lady. So get her spruced up before you propose. But remember she can be very jealous and cause you grief.

So to save your relationship with your Kimber, I will gladly accept all your other toys (weapons) from you. In that regard, I will be in San Diego Saturday for my nephew's wedding.

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Gunny, with the CT grip, I'd be too tempted to use it while target shooting.  But I am considering it.  The only grief she has caused me was a feed jam.  I have no idea what caused it. It was a one time thing. 

HAHA No, you can't have the other lady in the safe.  She is my first and I will always keep her  [smile]  Now the Browning 1911 A22, Cris' first 22, that is another story.  He will be consigned out to pay for her next gun.

Enjoy San Diego, it will be a lot cooler than the desert.  Let us know if your schedule will allow for us to get together for a bit, maybe for a drink. 
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The September 2015 Guns & Ammo has an article featuring Kimber's.  A bit flashy for me...
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They are a little pricey, but man are they accurate.  I also got the .22 Conversion for mine and holy cow that thing creates a great group.  I'm going to the range on Sunday to bench sight in the 45 and 22 set ups and my wife's Walther P22 Laser.  I will post the pics.
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