I’m thinking of getting an Ultra carry 2. Are they reliable?
There are quite a few of us 1911 fan boys on here. I would speculate the gunsmiths would say a 500 round break-in would be about right. I have a couple of tight custom guns that seemed to take closer to 700, might have been because I was breaking them in with reloads.I read an article the other day where a writer said 500 rounds was a normal break in period for a Kimber. That sounds excessively high to me. I usually consider a gun ok to carry after 100 to 200 rounds if it proves to be reliable.
You are certainly more informed than I am, but I love my STI. I also love my Rock Island, so maybe I am a poor source of information LOL!I have a Super Carry Pro (not a 2 so series 70, bobtail, 4" commander) that is my go to carry gun for 5 or 6 years now. Fit and finish is what I consider above average and worth the $1000 price tag. It probably only has 3 thousand or so rounds through it but has never failed in any way since the first round. I've noticed that most of the bad mouthing you hear about Kimber has to do with the price. A lot of people seem to think they aren't worth the money when compared to say, a Dan Wesson. And although I love my Kimber if I was going to suggest a 1911 to someone I would say if you can afford the Dan Wesson (about 20% more); that is the way I would suggest. That said, my Kimber has been a fine weapon and I will never part with it.