A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kimber Pro Carry For Sale

Click to enlargeImpact Guns has a used Kimber Pro Carry up for sale for $620. This is a Series 1 pistol, no firing pin safety. In other words, one of the good ones. The price is only twenty bucks more than I paid for mine. I do not know how many they have.

The Pro Carry is an exceptional off the rack 1911. It is a favorite carry gun of many. The lightweight frame makes it a breeze to pack, while the fullsize grip makes it easy to shoot and allows for full capacity magazines. If you have been searching for a Series 1 Kimber to carry, this one is your meat.

Read more about the Pro Carry here and here.

Scratch that.... They are Series II guns...

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Blogger elliot said...

If that had been the stainless model they would have made a sale. :(

10:33 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

A quick question...

I have a Kimber SIS Pro, which is from what I understand basically the same gun, except without the aluminum frame.

I have a bit of a stubborn fail to feed issue. The round won't always fully chamber, requiring a smack on the rear of the slide to get back going again. From my research, I'm not the only one. I read that others have swapped out to a Wolff recoil spring and that appeared to fix the problem.

I sent it back to Kimber once already, they said they adjusted the extractor and polished the feed ramp. I have had less failures since then, but they are still there from time to time...

Did you (or anyone else out there)have any similar issues, and if you did, what did you do to fix it?

10:36 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

One of the very best.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

I have had no failures to feed on my Kimber Pro Carry Brad. Of course, I bought it used, after somebody else had broke it in.......

I wouldn't judge until 1000 rounds were down range. Lubricate the gun well and shoot the hell out of it.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Crucis said...

There have been many who bad-mouth Kimber. Some with good reason considering Kimber's recent excursion with an external extractor and some of the QA issues of the past.

However, my first non-.22 pistol was a Kimber Stainless Classic Target, a Series-70 version I bought to shoot IDPA. I still have it although I quit shooting IDPA matches several years ago.

There is just something about it that fits my hand. I've several thousand rounds through. Never a malf except with my own handloads. The only mod I did to it was to replace the rubber grips (I hate rubber!) with Cocobolo grips.

I still dust if off on occasion to shoot steel plates and I've been known to carry it a few times. I'll always have a good opinion of Kimber products regardless of their occasion diversion from John M Brownings design.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Jack said...

Wait...how do you know it's a Series 1?

9:21 AM  
Blogger Crucis said...

Brad, try different mags. That could be your problem. I have one mag that will give me an occasional FTF. It's the only one I have that does it.

WV: tripme

**Thud** Ouch!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Divemedic said...

I have a Pro Carry in Stainless and an Ultra Carry. I like them both.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you having the problem with differnt brands? Had a ProCarry that would hang up on certain ammunition. If every brand, keep after Kimber.

My 9mm CZ75 feeds anything, but the .40 is much more particular to the cartridge length.


1:41 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

A Series 2 gun would be a Pro Carry II.

I usually shoot hardball and carry Federal HydraShoks. Since I don't swap out ammo, if a carry gun feeds those, I'm pleased. If i had donated ammo or an unlimited budget, I would try out a bunch of different JHP, but I carry what I buy, so I am frugal that way.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Crucis said...

Mine has no firing pin safety. That makes it a pre-Series II.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

I actually went to the gun store that day to seriously consider and perhaps buy a Pro Carry II. This was largely based on Syd and Xavier's reviews.

When the salesman showed me the SIS with the series 1 trigger system, my credit card FLEW out of my pocket, all by itself. I swear. There were witnesses.

Anyways, this is my favorite gun of all time to shoot. I shoot it better than any other handgun I have ever owned or been issued. It just fits my hand, and shoots where I point. The only thing it doesn't do is go bang every time.

The first 700 or so rounds I put through it were Fiocci (sp?). Then I sent it back to Kimber. I have had much better luck shooting Remington white box rounds through it since then. I have new Wilson Combat mags for it, to go along with the one Kimber provided. The FTF's happen in every magazine, sometimes the first round, sometimes the last and everywhere in between.

I am hoping I just need to find the right ammo. I have since stopped buying 1000 rounds at a time...

Thanks for the imput all. If I ever figure out that it was something simple, I'll be sure to let you know.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

For Brad, the Kimber SIS is a great pistol, but the mags that Kimber ships with it are problematic.
Try Wilsons, if that does not solve your problem I don't know what to say.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried buying this, finally was told that this was a series II so I cancelled the order.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a stainless Kmber pro carry series one, that I bought used a few years back. I've found some stovepipes but never an FTF not once after about 800 rounds. It's definately broken in and I blame the stovepipes on the ammo used. This one LOVES the cheap stuff and actually runs worse on the pricey stuff (yay for me!). It's failed to feed a few times by those I blame entirely on the original Kimber magazine. I bought a brand new Kimber Tac-mag and it's never failed since...

10:03 PM  

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