Anyone have a Kimber Royal II ?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by joerockhead, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I was browseing my LGS today and found he had a, Kimber Royal II, with Bone grips...
    It was a beautiful blueing job and the white grips made it pop....

    anyone out there think it's worth the 1700 he's asking for it ???

    Santa still wants to buy me something so I can include it in my "2011 Purchase thread".... :biggrin1:


    Looks like this...
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/custom-ii/royal-ii
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011
  2. BamaBulldawg

    BamaBulldawg New Member

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    Oct 15, 2011
    For $1700 if you want a royal blue gun I'd buy a colt without the FCS and send it to their custom shop for the royal blue treatment. Then with the extra $400 I'd buy real ivory grips.
     

  3. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Ouch....
    No Kimber Love ???? :rofl2:
     
  4. gocanes

    gocanes New Member

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    Sep 11, 2011
    What he^ said.

    (Genuine Colt + Custom Shop Royal blue + ivory) > kimber royal ii
    (Genuine Colt + Custom Shop Royal blue + ivory) < Les Baer

    Kimber's a nice $900 gun. I don't think its a $1700 gun imo.
     
  5. BamaBulldawg

    BamaBulldawg New Member

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    Oct 15, 2011
    I like Kimbers ok i guess but the FCS on that model does a disservice to the beauty of the royal blue. Overpriced for what you're getting in my opinion. Of course the Colt alternative involves a good bit of wait time so a bird in the hand may prevail in this case.
     
  6. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    For a FEW bucks more,you can call CJ at 1911HEAVEN and get a Les Baer.

    And THAT is a real 1911,no swartz safety,no MIM.

    No comparison between the 2.
    1700 is semi-custom 1911 territory and a Kimber most certainly ISN'T a semi-custom 1911.

    DAT85
     
  7. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
    Friends don't let friends buy Kimber
     
  8. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Ha.... Thanks for all the input.... I guess I'll just look at it from behind the counter... LOL....
    On to the next thing on the list....lol
     
  9. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Most 1911 people who have been around a while will tell you their Kimber stories.
    Kimbers were where a lot of us started

    They let us know that"you get what you pay for".

    But back in the beginning,Kimber priced it's products a few hundred cheaper so there was always the incentive to save a few bucks and buy a Kimber instead of a Les Baer or a Springer TRP and save some $$

    Now,Kimber makes over 57000 1911's a year and Les Baer makes 2K-3K per year for a few bucks more per pistol.

    The Quality control process for 50 + k pistols is not quite as stringent as for 2-3 k pistols. :lol:
    And the use of cast products in manufacturing of Kimbers turn a few of us off.

    Nothing wrong with MIM if you have a good QC program in place.

    They don't.


    DAT85
     
  10. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    I like Kimbers and I like royal blue a lot, but IMO the Royal II it is not worth $1700.
     
  11. BamaBulldawg

    BamaBulldawg New Member

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    Oct 15, 2011
    That is an insane amount of pistols, no wonder the gun stores always have Kimbers and very little anything else.
     

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