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Does anyone have a Kimber target pistol?

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Does anyone have a Kimber target pistol?

Postby GerryB » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:26 pm

I'm looking for people who actually own one, or have owned one. Nothing like personal experience.


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Postby jerryd » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:48 am

I have a Kimber Stainless Tgt 2 that is my duty weapon, had it for about 8yrs, over 7k thru it no problems. Shoots everything from hot +p loads to my dirty lead reloads. this will be my 9th year for carrying on duty, just keep it clean and change the springs regulary and lube it.

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Postby hayes1966 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:01 pm

I have a Kimber Custom Target II and Kimber Custom II. Both are excellent firearms. I have not had an issue with either of them.
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Postby Hddreamer » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:13 am

Hayes , do you have any feeding problems with your kimbers? I've been wanting to pick up a 9mm solo but all I've heard about them are total nightmares it seems that the only rounds that work well with them are premium brand ammo and 115 g will not fire properly at all , just curious if you ran across anything like this or if it's just the solos I have heard a lot of good ,as a matter of fact ONLY good till I started looking into a pocket 9
Since then I have not heard any good about the solos
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Postby hayes1966 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:07 am

Mine are 45acp and I have no feeding issues.
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Postby CTSixshot » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:26 am

Hddreamer wrote:Hayes , do you have any feeding problems with your kimbers? I've been wanting to pick up a 9mm solo but all I've heard about them are total nightmares it seems that the only rounds that work well with them are premium brand ammo and 115 g will not fire properly at all , just curious if you ran across anything like this or if it's just the solos I have heard a lot of good ,as a matter of fact ONLY good till I started looking into a pocket 9
Since then I have not heard any good about the solos


Sounds like a candidate for reloading. Do these guns function with the heavier fodder?
No guarantee that you'll get that magic recipe, of course.
I guess it makes more sense just to buy something that takes 99% of available ammo and forget about the special recipes!

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Postby Jason » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Over time, I tried all the 1911 style pistols in the Hoffman's rental counter.

I was told that the 1911's that fed 9mm seemed to jam more and this was my experience as well.

It was also apparent that they were not kept up as well as someone would clean and maintain a personally owned pistol. I suspect that simply replacing springs would have fixed the feed issues they had.

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Postby Hddreamer » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:42 pm

I was wondering because the solo ,on kimbers web site states it has to use 124 or 147 grain ammo just can't for the life of me figure out why they can't make it work with any type of ammo since all othe company's could
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Postby CTSixshot » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:11 pm

I don't really know the "Solo" but maybe Kimber owns a lead mining operation...?

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Postby Hddreamer » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:44 pm

You might be on to somthing G
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Postby XM15 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:52 pm

I've had a Grand Raptor since '06 and it has served me well. Its due for a little refresh when I get the extra money, but it will still serve its purpose until then.

I haven't handled the Solo, but since I have a PM9, I don't feel the need to check it out. No problems with any ammo through the Kahr so far.
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