This is what i would do right here. Great gun from a guy that knows a few things about guns.Shameless plug, but I have a 4" springfield in the for sale section now that is decked out and comes with Wilson mags for I would presume less than a Kimber and IMO a better gun.
For Sale - Springfield Armory Range Officer Compact 45 with extras
Yep. My brother had two of them, and ended up getting rid of them because they weren't reliable. They also had rust issues. Kimber has been living off their name for a long time, but their quality just isn't there in modern versions. I would rather save some money and get something like a Springfield or Ruger, or spend a bit more and get something like a Dan Wesson.Out of the 4 or 5 Kimber's Ive shot, none of them were reliable. After messing with them few, i never seen the point in them since they were so expensive.
If it’s a Clackamas, OR produced model, those were well made. They’re far more desirable than the Yonkers, NY produced guns.I have one of those junky old Kimbers. Bought it New in late ‘95 when they only made one model.
127k plus rounds thru it and only one MIM parts failure 2-3k rounds ago, which could have been caused by me slipping and falling on the gun.
At that time, it was $475. Colts and Springfield’s were $425, but they only sold basic pistols then with a 9 month to year wait for their custom shops.
Like them or hate them, I believe they made the other manufacturers step up and produce a production gun with custom details.
We had one come in with the slide froze up from the factory when I was at flowood. Wouldn’t budge. I told my manager(no longer employed there) it wasn’t fit to sell and needed to be returned. He came back with a rubber mallet and whacked it several times. Freed right up. I still wanted to send it back but he never would go for it.I saw a Kimber at Academy a few months back. It was sitting in the show case and I could see where the grip screw had been overtightened to the point it actually and clearly cracked the grip! I know the counter guy and asked what happened. He said it arrived like that and they were waiting on a replacement panel. I know everyone has a bad day, but how did quality control not catch that?