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Looking for a specific Kimber

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Mr.B, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    Has anyone seen a Kimber Pro TLE II for sale anywhere(within an hour or two of Eugene). I really want one of these, and don't feel like waiting any longer than I have to. I fondled a Custom TLE II and fell in love with it. But I need to be able to CC it, so the 4 inch barrel makes more sense. I plan on spending the day on the phone looking for one, but thought maybe one of my fellow NWFA members might have a line on one.


    Thanks.

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  2. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Give Flying Cloud Trading Company in Roseburg a holler. Not sure about now but they used to keep a pretty good selection of Kimbers in stock.

    Good luck in your quest.
     
  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    S&M, Barons Den, Oak Grove Ventures and Bakers all usually have some selection. Cabelas and Barons Den probably best bet for finding a particular gun. My $0.02- find it online cheaper and transfer.
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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  5. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    Thanks for the input guys! I have checked cabelas and barons den. Plan on calling the other local ones as soon as they open, as well as flying cloud(thanks Rufus). And even though I'm not looking to trade anything, I'll send deadeye a PM. This site is the best! I'm sooo tempted to buy the full size, and if I love it as much as I think I will, sell a couple of my XDs to fund the 4 inch for cc.



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  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Well FWIW most the issue with concealment and 1911's is in the butt/grip of the gun not barrel, though will save on weight. You can also try the local pawn shops but will be a long-shot. There's always Davidsons Gun genie and order through there.
     
  7. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    Found it!!! One of the local shops found one, and said they will have it for me in a couple of days. Thanks for all the help! And yes, I will post pics when I get her home.
     
  8. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Good job!
     
  9. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    Picked her up on Saturday. A huge thumbs up to Oak Grove Guns! I called nearly every Kimber dealer in the state, and was told "if you find one, buy it. Kimber is 4-6 months out" So I am thrilled to have it.

    Took it out yesterday, and the first 40-50 rds were low and left. The next 30 to 40, you could see the holes moving progressively up towards the center. by the 150 rd mark. about half of my shots were in the bullseye. I'm not sure if it was me needing to get used to the gun, or the gun seating up/breaking in. I suspect a little of both:laugh:

    After putting 200 rounds downrange, I was sad to put it away. I got out my XDsc .40 and fired it. Felt like it was going to fall apart in my hand after shooting the Kimber:bluelaugh: I should have bought a 1911 years ago!

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  10. Ghostmaker

    Ghostmaker Willamette valley Member

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    You should get some crimson laser grips for that...since you didn't hold out for the RL package for a tach lite..definitely one of my first 1911 choices and you made it !
     
  11. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    I prefer not to have a rail on my carry pistols. There is a streamlight strion in my pocket at all times. I have considered a CT laser, but I have to give my wife some time to get over what this pistol and my reloading kit cost first:laugh: