JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/08/kimber-ultra-cdp-ii-range-report.html (12 comments)

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jsid-1186949549-578240  Bob at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:12:29 +0000

My Warrior hung up a few times when I first shot it but after a few hundred rounds she's working flawlessly.

I was told that was a trait of the Kimbers, tight tolerances and all.

Did you go to the Marksman?

jsid-1186954471-578242  Robb Allen at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:34:31 +0000

And telling me this is supposed to endear you to me?


Well... I'm (*chokes on pride*) happy for you ;)

jsid-1186956970-578244  DJ at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:16:10 +0000

Kevin, the feed ramp on my Taurus PT145 is steep, but it is polished like a mirror and is hard. It handles Speer 185 Gold Dots flawlessly.

The Gold Dot has become my favorite .45 and .357 bullet. Please let us know if it ever handles them properly. I would hate to buy a gun that wouldn't, and I'm ccnsidering a Kimber 1911.

jsid-1186958125-578246  Drew458 at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:35:25 +0000

If you always tend to shoot your Kimbers low and left, try a shorter trigger. I know giant triggers are all the rage these days, but not everone has huge hands. A short or medium trigger could help. It worked for me.

jsid-1186961652-578249  Inspector at Sun, 12 Aug 2007 23:34:12 +0000

That's good news. I still am going to have to test one myself, if I can find some place that has 'em for rent...

jsid-1187018235-578278  ben at Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:17:15 +0000

My Kimber Ultra Carry II (same size as your CDP) was super accurate too.

It HATED Speer Gold Dots. The first one out of the mag would always get hung up on the feed ramp.

On the other hand, it LOVED Remington Golden Sabers.

jsid-1187028494-578283  DJ at Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:08:14 +0000

Thanks, Ben. You may have saved me some grief. My local range (the good indoor one) rents everything. Perhaps I'll try all their Kimbers with Gold Dots and see what happens.

jsid-1187058194-578314  Kevin Baker at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 02:23:14 +0000

The 200 grain Gold Dot feeds flawlessly through my Classic. I expect it will with the Eclipse, too (I didn't have any problems with it feeding, merely extracting). It appears that the geometry of Kimber's Officer's size pistol is a bit different in the feedramp than in the larger size pistols.

I'll work on it a bit. First up, I'm going to try the 230 grain "short barrel" bullet.

jsid-1187102260-578327  ben at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:37:40 +0000

Yeah, with the gold dots, the first one out of the mag would bite right into the feed ramp.

On the other hand, these were not factory gold dots, but some commercial reloads.

My TRP liked the gold dots fine, although I pretty much stick with the Golden Sabers or Winchester Rangers, and my EMP complains a bit with the first 9mm gold dot out of the mag, but will comply if you chamber the round with a little extra help.

jsid-1187109757-578338  Firehand at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:42:37 +0000

As to the low & left, my Compact did the same thing. I had to file the front sight a bit and drift the rear to the right a touch. The gunsmith at the local range told me he did a LOT of sight adjustments on Kimbers, apparently they hit that way for a lot of people.

jsid-1187114033-578342  ben at Tue, 14 Aug 2007 17:53:53 +0000

Not me, my Kimber was dead on. Minute of chipmunk at 15 yards.

jsid-1187429681-578482  daniel at Sat, 18 Aug 2007 09:34:41 +0000

out of the box, I was shocked at finding that my cdp II shorty was capable of actually hitting center mass of a 16" steel plate w. 230gr ball whitebox at about 75 yards - so, in up close and personal distances, she's more than good enough to get the job done with social ammo. Tested about 50 rnds of 230gr Hornady TAP from 3-15 yards, and it was still spot on. Remarkably accurate for carry purposes - but field stripping was, less than fun, and after 300 rnds of dirty whitebox ammo, the slide was moving *slowly*....

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