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That 1911 looks like a plastic toy, because the edges are so rounded :p
 
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That 1911 looks like a plastic toy, because the edges are so rounded :p
It's the Pro CDP II, the rounded edges are there for the "no snag" factor...I love it, it's a great gun.

Here's some info from Kimber about the CDP II...

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The Kimber Custom Defense Package.

A handgun used for personal protection is not a good place to compromise quality. If needed, it must perform with flawless precision. Until that time, it must be easy to carry and inspire confidence during practice. There can be no justification for anything less than the best.

Made entirely in the Custom Shop, CDP pistols combine Kimber's most popular concealed carry features into the package that gave them their name. Adding these features during the manufacturing process reduces their retail cost by over $500, giving CDP pistols their incredible value.

CDP pistols are easy to carry because their 7075-T7 aluminum frames are lightweight, up to seven ounces less than steel frames but every bit as strong and dependable. Slides are machined from solid stainless steel and given a satin finish that will not reflect light.

Possibly the best feature is the carry bevel treatment. All edges of the pistol are rounded and blended by hand, leaving no sharp corners to catch clothing or dig into a holster.

All CDP barrels and chambers are match grade for accuracy. Breech faces are polished and ejection ports are lowered and flared for reliable function. Magazine wells are beveled and magazine release buttons extended for fast reloading. Low profile three dot (green) night sights are quick to target even in dim light. Positive 30 lines-per-inch checkering on the frontstrap and trigger guard belly lock the pistol in your hand. Extended ambidextrous thumb safety, checkered flat mainspring housing, and match grade Premium Aluminum Trigger are all included.
Isn't she purdy...? :-D I need to take some more pics....I think I'll do that later... :)

 

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here's a couple..
 

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Hello, new to this forum, but here are some pics

EDITED with some details at the request of some members :)





This is a SW 1911 stainless: It has a trigger job and most of its internal MIM parts removed, along with the external mods you see above. she was not the most accurate pistol before the mods, but i haven't tested her since i got her back. more to follow......


This is a Nighthawk Tactical at 15 yards, and a fairly rapid, steady fire (i always fire my guns as i do with my duty gun). only fault i have with this gun is its super light 3.5lb trigger (i'm used to 5.0lb or heavier) :D


Basic SA Mil-Spec with nothing to fault for - i loved the classic lines it has and she is a shooter


This is a pre-CZ Dan Wesson Patriot CCO and the target represents very fast double and tripple taps at 10 yards :)
 

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JS, I have been considering strongly a PRO CDP II. Did yours have a tight slide and did the barrel hood stay put when you pressed on it? How does she shoot? Anything close to a 5"?
 

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Hello. Here are a few I really enjoy.

[IMG:500:347:488b468299]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/hipowersandhandguns/KimberClassicRock1.jpg[/img:488b468299]
This is an early Kimber Classic that's been a solid performer.


I bought this '70's Colt in that decade and gunsmith, Lou Williamson, added the sights and did the checkering etc. Several years later I added the Brown grip safety and had the gun refinished. The slide/frame are blk parkerized with the rest being hard chromed.


This is a Caspian "build" that I did using their slide and frame and a Kart EZ-Fit bbl. It has become a favorite.


This SA Mil-Spec appears very little different than a new gun. The guts were upgraded/replaced by Teddy Jacobson and I added new grips.

Best.
 
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JS, I have been considering strongly a PRO CDP II. Did yours have a tight slide and did the barrel hood stay put when you pressed on it? How does she shoot? Anything close to a 5"?
I'm extremely happy with my CDP. The barrel hood stays put when pressing on it. It's shoots great. The more I shoot it, the tighter my groups get. Now, I did purchase a CDP II with an External Extractor. I've read on a couple of forums where people have had problems with the EE set up and from what I understand, Kimber has stopped using the EE's. I have had No problems what so ever with mine. The only issue I've had is the slide locking back with ammo still in the mag. I'm not sure if it's me hitting the slide stop with my thumb while shooting and causing the slide stop to go up and catch, or the bullet is hitting the inside of the slide stop causing it to lock back. It's only happened a few times... I just ordered a Wilson Combat "Bullet Proof" slide stop... just in case. Anyway, It's a great gun. I highly recommend it.
 

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CDP LINE

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Anyway, It's a great gun. I highly recommend it.
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I will put my .02 in, I have the CDP II in ULTRA , PRO CARRY AND CLASSIC., The classic is the only one with the EE, never a problem with any of them and right with JS, the more I shoot them the better they are-I have bobtailed the PRO CARRY and it is with me everyday. The CLASSIC will CCW just as well with a good holster and belt--have a Strong urge to bobtail the classic as I have done with a STAINLESS II 5 inch and love the feel but the CDP would be lighter to carry.

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js said:
[ I'm not sure if it's me hitting the slide stop with my thumb while shooting and causing the slide stop to go up and catch, or the bullet is hitting the inside of the slide stop causing it to lock back. It's only happened a few times...
Well, in the past month, I've seen this come up on 2 or 3 other forums several times (I think even 1 time here). So far, it's turned out there everyone WAS hitting the slide release themselves while shooting. So, that may be it. But, either way, hope ya fix it.
 

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1911 S&w Pd

Here's my Shooter.



 
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