Kimber Ultra Carry II
Anybody have this gun or any other Kimber Ultra in the 3" barrel? and what are your thought on them?? I've heard that Kimber was having alot of problems with their external extractors and failure to eject and recently changed all there extractor back to internal. Is this true?
Secondly, I've heard that that the Kimber magazine are known for their failure to feed or add to the ejection of the casing problem.
I am definitely looking at the Kimber Ultra Carry II and wanted some feedback before I go and make the best purchase of my life or the worst!!
Great Carry Gun
I have 3 of the ultra carry in the CDP, ECLIPSE--STAINLESS,, all three have went with out one problem--KIMBER has really tamed the recoil in a 3 inch gun with these little sweethearts. I do not recommend or use the factory mag in an alloy frame KIMBER. I change out the follower and spring for the Wilson or Tripp kits--and have never had a problem with them--the new KIM PRO mags work great and have become my carry mags--they will not damage an alloy frame. I have the ECLIPSE with the EE and have never had a problem with it the other two are IE.
The ULTRA CARRY IS A GOOD CHOICE BUT I REALLY LOVE THE PRO CARRY ALSO.
Luck with what you pick
I own an Ultra CDP II and it has the internal extractor, it was a replacement for my first Ultra CDP which came as a brand new non-working gun. It was not a cheap gun, but came with cheap mags and was extremely undependable. At 1100 rounds it went back to Kimber for repair but the service was fast. At 1400 rounds I finally had my first error free 100 round range session, my problem now is I've lost confidence in the gun as a carry weapon. I'm taking my Kimber and RIA shooting again tomorrow for another 50 rounds each and hoping for good results. I will not buy another Kimber. Mike Z
Sound like you have to really baby the Kimbers or else your risking a non reliable gun right out of the box. Or invest more $$$$ than you already forked out for the already over priced gun.
What other 1911 in a sub compact with a 3 to 3 1/2 inch barrel for CCW would you recommend if not a Kimber????
I've put about 1000 rounds + through my glock 23 without one FTF or any other problems. One of the most reliable guns I ever shot or owned.
All the forums and other opinions on the Kimbers have been hit or miss. I have shot the Kimber Ultra Carry II and it was very acurrate nice to shoot, felt great in my hand, but when loading the magazine and releasing the slide it would slide back so slow that the round would get caught in between the chamber and the ejector. Is that the spring and follower you were talking about??
I am in the market for a 1911 to conceal that looks and feels like the Kimber Ultra Carry II. I need some strong advice. My other choice was the HK P2000 or P2000SK. Let me know what your guys thoughts are?
One more question, is the Kimber the only 1911 company that has problem with their mags?? I heard this plenty of times before all they all mention to get the wilson mags right from the beginning. So what is that another $30 a pop?
Last edited by Alpacino; 09-29-2006 at 05:19 AM.
I'm currently carrying a Kimber Pro CDP II, 4-inch barrel... I've read about some having problems with their kimbers, of course I've read about problems with every gun out there. I've had no issues with mine and I have the external extractor. I've put about a 1,000 rounds thru it so far and could not be happier...
If you've shot one and liked the way it felt in your hand and shot... Then get it.
Last edited by js; 09-29-2006 at 02:05 PM.
"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
Ive never babied my eclipse ultra and after 300 rds to break in it has been flawless.I guess ya get out of it what ya put into it
I just replaced my Para-Ord P-10 with a used Kimber Ultra Ten II. The Ten stands for a 10 round magazine which I am hooked on for my pocket carry gun. I couldn't be happier with it, but I have tried a few types of ammo that it just won't eat, like Cor-Bon& Speer hollowpoints. I don't have a problem with Federal Hydro-Shok or the Hornady XTP bullets. Of course FMJ is good. I had to replace the Para, it was always getting rusty in my pocket, also wasn't real accurate, any of you guys who own a Para, I'm sure you know about poor accuracy. I have had three and they all sucked-then again my carry gun is an STI Edge, so maybe I'm just spoiled.
NEVER a PROBLE WITH MY KIMBERS
I have a ultra aegis II, and a ultra carry both over 1000 rds, no problems what soever, especially after 100 rds or so, you can not have limp wrist with these guns though.
Do you know who makes the magazines for Kimber's Ultra Aegis II? Do any manufacturers other than Kimber make mags for this pistol?
I think that they might make mags also, i just got mine through kimber..
I have 3 Kimbers:
Ultra Raptor II
All with internal Extractors.
I have nad NO problems with any of them. The rear sight on the Custom did drift slightly but $10 and 5 min @ the smith & it was corrected.
The Raptors are both a pleasure to shoot. Would love teo get a Pro Raptor II ie next but they were never on the CA DOJ "Approved List". I'm still looking for anyone who has moved in state or a LEO who has one and is willing to part with it.
I will be getting a Pro model by Years end either a Pro Carry, CDP or Eclipse.
Ultra Aegis II
I bought an Ultra Aegis II yesterday, took it to the range and shot 160 rounds. What a sweet shooting pistol! It is realllly accurate. A good shooter (I'm not) could group well from 25 yards with this little jewel. No fail for fire, feed, or eject. The only issue is that 3 of the 5 magazines do not lock the slide open when empty. I'm going to shoot more on Saturday. I think the mags will function better with a little more range time.
I've an Ultra Carry II w/night sights and the logo'd CTC Lasergrips and it's the most reliable, accurate and fun-to-shoot side arm that I own. It eats everything I've ever fed her with nary a FTF or FTE and I use Kimber 7 rd factory mags. I carry a smaller Beretta because the Kimber's too big to be my pocket carry and I've yet to find a holster that I like. With winter coming it'll become my regular carry but until then, I've relegated it to home defense and an occasional trip to the range. All said, I'm sold on the UCII.
Good Luck and God Bless!
I picked up a Stainless Ultra Carry II a week ago. I have only put 150 rounds through it. All ammo was at least 10 years old; factory FMJ, reloads, cor bon HP, golden sabre, black talon, etc. Just a bunch of crap I needed to get rid of. I had a few malfunctions, after the gun was really gunked up... and with a blued kimber factory mag, the stainless mag worked and a full size wilson mag worked great. All malfunctions were failure to fully cycle, slide back 1/4 inch, could be forced closed with non firing hand and the gun would keep running. (extremely fouled chamber at that point) This was not a proper break in, but more of an out of the box torture test. I trust the internal extractor and I trust the gun. I don't forsee any problems after another couple of hundred rounds of proper break in and wilson mags. But I will keep you updated. The rear sight does need to be drifted, I am hitting one inch left of point of aim at 20 yds. and shooting 2-2.5 inch groups offhand. My thirteen year old son was shooting it almost as well with 2.5 to 3 inch groups, he loves it. (And, no I would not allow him to force a slide closed and continue firing)
I own a couple of Vandenberg full customs built on Colts ('70 GCNM and a Delta Elite) and I'm picking up a Les Baer TR Commanche in a couple of weeks. I like the Kimber, I would not invest any more in a three inch, and if I have a problem, I can isolate the cause and replace the part. Kimber did a great job in engineering this gun and that seems to be the biggest problem with the three inchers, traditionally speaking... MIM parts do not bother me, as I have never had a 1911 for one year without replacing everything so I doubt there will be any stock parts in this gun long anyway, I just can't seem to leave anything alone.
I love all of my ultras. I have them in all the cal.'s 9mm .40cal and a .45cal. They all worked out of the box. They only thing i would change is the mags. Here is a picture a all three of them.
9MM s/b .40cal SS .45 b
I have a new Kimber Ultra Carry II Stainless, which I am getting to like more and more.
I have run 400 rounds of FMJ factory ammo thru it, no problems. The only ammo it hasn't liked is Federal Hydra Shok- I ran a box of Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 230 gr. thru it last week, no problems.
But, it's favorite new ammo by far is the Black Hills 200 gr. SWC. Perfect functioning, and is the most accurate stuff I've shot in it so far- managed to fire a mag into a single, big ragged hole at 15 yards this afternoon, with this ammo.
By comparison, the only ammo my Smith and Wesson 1911 doesn't like is, you guessed it, loaded with SWC bullets!
I haven't bought one yet but did try it on and slip my gun in it and this is a sweet holster. http://www.productwizard.com/galcofedpaddle2.html it is lined with nice smooth fuzzy stuff and has a gutter that your front sight runs down to aid in holstering the gun. It is nice.
Originally Posted by schwazche
i have a tactical ultra that i've owned for 1 1/2 years now with no problems, have had no problems with any ammo i've fed it, great weapon, highly recommended
I just bought my second Kimber on saturday ( ultra carry II ) and went shooting sunday , and it was flawless and vey very accurate,
Pro CDP II
I've owned my Kimber for 2 years, put about 5-600 rounds through it with no problems. I did opt for the Kim Pro mags though. It is by far the best shooting, feeling 1911 I've owned. Had Springfields, AMT's, Smith & Wesson, Remington. Both my Glocks (21 & 21SF) have had FTF & FTF issues as well as being bulky & heavy with 14 rounds. I would have bought the Ultra but I have BIG hands & the pro was better for me. I plan to purchase another as soon as I get my tax rebate. So many models....
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