New project! Kimber 10mm!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Greywood, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Greywood

    Greywood Low speed High drag Supporter

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    Today one of the Kimber guys brought me a present! He gave me a complete 10mm Kimber Eclipse Custom slide and all the parts for the frame including grips! All I need is a frame! He is also bringing me some mags for it! Kimber is moving out of NY so I wont be seeing much of the Kimber guys at the range,but I'll have a great pistol to remember them by! 20190614_173826.jpg 20190614_173805.jpg
     
  2. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    That’s awesome!
     
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  3. Greywood

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    I was really excited! It was an extremely cool gift! As a 10mm fan I was really happy! I need to ask him about the ramped barrel and what kind of ramp it is....Nolan/Wilson or Clark????
    I've never built a 1911 and dont know much about the internals even though I owned a few....lol! About the only thing I know right now is I want a solid frame to handle the 10mm round and lots of range time!
     
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  4. Cpt. J

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    Hope you have better luck than I did with my 10 mm kimber Custom 11.
    It would not load into battery and shoot more than 2 or 3 rounds WO a failure to feed.

    Was a huge Kimber fan at one time.
    Spent over $300 on various types of ammo and another $200 on different types of mags.

    Finally talked to Kimber CS the 3rd time an they admitted 10mm were a problem child for them.

    Traded it in for a new Glock 40 10mm . The Glock devoured all the left over ammo the Kimber choked on.


    Hope you have better luck with yours.
    My Kimber experience was a $1,500 blunder.
     
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  5. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    That’s awesome I want one .
     
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  6. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Dang!!
    That's awesome Grey. Congrats.
     
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  7. Greywood

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    The gun was actually fully assembled by my buddy and we ran 50 flawless rounds thru it. He then fully disassembled it and I got everything but the frame as it and the mags belonged to Kimber.
    If you send a handgun or rifle into Kimber for service as of right now its tested at my range! I'm it's new or under development it's there also....atleast until they officially leave NY.
     
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  8. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Man!! I’ve always wanted a Eclipse 10mm to match my Eclipse pro 2 .45. Very nice!!!!
     
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  9. Greywood

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    Thanks!
    This is my 2nd Kimber. The 1st one I had was a 45 and it was and old model that ran great! I sold it to a buddy because he was a huge Kimber fan and loved mine.....I regret selling it....lol!
    What's your your Eclipse pro look like? Is it like a baby version of mine?
     
  10. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    4” barrel commander size. I’m not sure if I have a pic on this phone. I’ll get pic later. I’m not at home. I had Kimber add an ambi safety, & the ctc laser grips on mine. Here’s one from google pics.

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  11. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    My kimber Camp Guard 10mm.

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  12. Dark Knight

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  13. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    That's one sweet looking Kimber Lucian.
     
  14. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    So are you going to order a kimber lower, or do an 80% 1911 lower?
     
  15. Greywood

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    I'm just gonna buy a lower. It will take a bit since I'm waiting on my carry permit.
     
  16. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Very cool!!!
     
  17. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    My brother picked up a kimber 10mm for sub $1k. It’s pretty nice!

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  18. Andyman85

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    Any advice on 10mm mags? I'm getting mixed reviews on Wilson combat and McCormick mags for 10mm.
     
  19. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Wilson are good, imho. I have mostly Wilson Combat 1911-10mm mags.
     
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  20. Andyman85

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    Thank you I will give em a shot