Kimber®Custom II Pistol
Solid First Handgun
I had been wanting a 1911 for some time but had trouble deciding which of the myriad makes I wanted to go with. However, after researching what was out there, I stumbled upon this pistol and found that almost no one had anything bad to say about it. As my first gun, I wanted to make sure I was getting my money's worth and, after firing off about 60 rounds at the range, I feel confident in my decision to buy this gun.
January 15, 2012
What a great value
I have had my Custom II for a little over 3 years now. I picked her up on sale for $649 at a local brick and mortar store. It was between her and a SA G.I. for $30 more. I have to say I made a great choice as this Custom II has been a superb firearm for the price.
I use her for concealed carry and IDPA. I run Hornaday Critical Defense mixed with Gold Dots for SD and I use Tula, Wolf, or Herter's for IDPA. I have had 0 malfunctions in competition the last two years. I use Chip's Shooting star mags. I would not hesitate to recommend this firearm to anyone. I would suggest some night sights like XS or Trijicon though as an addition + some VZ grips.
This firearm is a great value if you can pick it up for a decent price.
July 27, 2013
Excellent 1911 Pistol!
For the price....this gun blows away the competition with its features and out of the box accuracy. I researched many different 1911's and chose this one for it is a rugged, well made machine. When I received it, I put a combo of 150 rounds of good and bad ammo through this thing in one session and it cycles through flawlessly. The mag release shoots the magazine out into your hand easily. During the session, I set up on a wood pile, and some sawdust collected around the oiled parts but still no problem. I purchased and would suggest to everyone else a few of the Kimber 8rd factory magazines to go with this puppy for the extra round. This thing has steel parts and you don't need the super fancy stuff, as I said this is a well made machine, mean, and worth every penny!
April 1, 2013
Top of the line
The operation is smooth and recoil is surprisingly low for a .45ACP. Put Crimson Trace laser grips on it so for home defense it's just a matter of light up your target and squeeze the trigger. No more lining up the sites.
I also bought the .22cal conversion kit so I can practice with a cheaper round and still keep the same frame size.
If I ever get out of NJ to a RTC state I will probably buy another Kimbler as a carry buddy.
Good gun, you won't be sorry.
May 20, 2012