Kimber® Super Carry Pro Pistol
I have found the Kimber Super Carry Pro to be an extremely accurate pistol; spitting 1 inch groups at 10yds during the break-in. Through 500 rounds, I have experienced 1 failure to feed, which occurred on the last round of the factory mag, during the second 100 rounds of the break-in. This is not an issue for me. I did experience some loosening of the grip screws, not new to 1911s, and a drop of blue loctite works wonders. The trigger pull measured at 3 1/2 lbs out of the box, and it is consistent and crisp. The night sights are bright and offer a ledge on the rear sight for cycling the slide on a belt or holster. The ambidextrous safety is a welcome feature and does not have the annoying foot used on most 1911s. Overall, the gun is just a pleasure to shoot, and extremely light in comparison to a Gov Mdl 1911. The metal work is rather unique, using a fish scale pattern vs the traditional lined checkering. The pattern provides more than adequate grip during practice, without causing undue wear on the hands. This is the 5th 1911 I have purchased (Colts, Para, S&W), and my first in the custom price range. It has exceeded my expectations, and is well worth the rather stiff price tag.
January 3, 2012
Always on my hip
I bought this gun in the color scheme not shown. I love this gun for CC. It is extremely reliable - no FTF's to date after 700 rounds. I'm not much into how a gun looks, but they are a pretty sharp 1911. It's an expensive piece, but reliable protection.
March 20, 2012
Kimber Super Carry Pro
I have fired and carried all different types of side arms in my adult life. Berretas, Smiths, Glocks, Sigs, you name it.
I bought this gun as my personal carry weapon. I have put several hundred rounds through it the range and to date no FTF or FTE of any kind.
It is a light, accurate, reliable and beautiful sidearm right out of the box.
July 6, 2013
not so good a gun
bought one of these little pistols a coupla-three weeks back, with it being selected mainly because it felt good in the hand, pointed out exceptionally well, and seemed to have a reputation as a very good quality and very accurate pistol. have fired between 200 & 300 rounds of several different types/brands of ammo without any malfuctions whatsoever. the mepro night sights, even if a little coarse, are great day or night. however fit, finish, and accuracy issues seem to leave a great deal to be desired. the very first shot (out of a cold clean barrel) was absolutely dead on the money. after that accuracy was deplorable. over a period of several day, and with frequentl cleanings, at 20 yards, rather than good tight small groups, the groups were running around 7 inches or more. the pistol is finicky about ammo- it shot some types less accurately than others but shot no type really good. After only 3 days in the holster the finish was wearing off & showing bare metal/shine on parts of the slide and the sights- atrocious for any new pistol, much less a high dollar pistol. There are some seeminly unusual, and unequal, wear and abrasions on both sides of the interior front of the slide where it appears to be rubbing on the barrel. there are some obvious wear/abrasions on both sides of the barrel link mount, where no wear or abrasions would be expected. the abrasions/wear on the inside of the slide may be causing or contributing to the accuracy problems. The frame around the edges of the handgrips has what appears to be some spill-over from whatever it was that was used to finish the grips. Other than the reliability and mepro sights my experience with this little pistol is not good- certainly not as good as you'd expect from a "premium" firearm. . in any event the gun is going back to the manufactureror due to the accuracy issues.
September 13, 2012