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Purchased my first handgun yesterday at the gun show...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by HappyValleyAP, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. HappyValleyAP

    HappyValleyAP Brush Prairie, WA Active Member

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    Had to show someone.... Wife's sick of watching me stare at it all day!

    Kimber Stainless Steel Pro Raptor II .45 w/ night sights.... SUCH a beauty!

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  2. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Now that is a nice start to a handgun collection. Congrats!
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Very nice!

    You're setting the bar high with your first gun. :thumbup:
     
  4. HappyValleyAP

    HappyValleyAP Brush Prairie, WA Active Member

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    Yea :( I'm a bit nervous of that too.... I've been browsing the Kimber website for weeks and really loved the Raptor's look.. when they had one at the show in a 4" barrel over $200 less than retail I couldn't pass it up. Satisfied the wife by letting her get her first handgun as well - A S&W .38 special revolver in a nickel-plated finish. She's happy, I'm happy, now to go to the range!
     
  5. shooter

    shooter Ridgefield Member

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    Awesome!
    My first handgun was a Kimber team match that I picked up three years ago. Then of course I felt bad that it didn't have any friends. So I HAD to get a few more! Now I need a bigger safe.:thumbup:
     
  6. shlo812

    shlo812 Centralia/Chehalis WA Member

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    Not much room to go up from there! That's a beauty!!!!
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Those raptors are awesome guns. That is much better than my first handgun...a Taurus .22mag revolver. :)
     
  8. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    How much?!
     
  9. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Nicely done!
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A fine first choice. My first handgun was a Ruger GP100 back in 1989...:)
     
  11. Ghost_Rider

    Ghost_Rider Oregon Member

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    Very nice pistol. Excellent pick for your first pistol! I bought a Grand Raptor a few months ago and it's a great shooter!:thumbup:
     
  12. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    :thumbup:A Kimber! What a nice way to start...
     
  13. HappyValleyAP

    HappyValleyAP Brush Prairie, WA Active Member

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    Paid $1125 (retail is $1365 I think) so a pretty good deal. Can't believe Kimber doesn't give you an extra mag though!! Hey Ghost - Does the serrated grip tear you up at all when firing a lengthy amount of time?
     
  14. shlo812

    shlo812 Centralia/Chehalis WA Member

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    I'm not sure how well the stock Kimber mags work, but I'm a big fan of both the Kim Pro Tac mags and MecGar mags. They work great in my Springfields!
     
  15. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Suggested retail is $1365, sure.
     
  16. korntera

    korntera Oregon Member

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    Two firsts, good to hear, and congrats on the great start to a collection!
     
  17. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Very pretty gun... I always admired the craftsmanship of 1911s and the Kimber is no exception.
     
  18. carbuncle

    carbuncle South Snoho Member

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    Nice start for your collection!
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.But don't worry about the extra mags,Wilson Combat makes a lot better mags anyway.

    Get some good mags,a nice holster(not Kydex and risk marring the surface),and have some fun.
    I think you will like shooting it....a lot.:thumbup:
     
  20. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I would no sweat the price too much if I was you. You paid fair price and there is a lot to be said about getting what you want when you want it.