Kimber 1911's are bad?
Kimber 1911’s are bad? Wow. a local gun shop didn’t want to take in my Kimber 1911 on trade today.
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Never trade with gun dealers they are trying to get rid of what they have.
Sell it outright, you will always get what you want. That is if you’ve taken good care of your firearm.
Sounds more like the shop owners issue.
You stick around with your Kimbers, I will stick around with my lovely Rock Island Armory 1911/45
Also have a kimber classic select in 257 Robert’s and it is whst I think a classic lightweight rifle should be to bad nobody wants to make classic firearms
The LGS owner didn’t tell you *why*? Like – what’s wrong with them? Never had an issue with my Pro Custom II…
When a gun shop likes to low ball customers on their trade and a customer comes in that they know they can’t low ball, very often they say " I am sorry but your gun does not sell well or I have had too many problems with them" This is BS any gun can fail or be life time dependable. Stay away from that shop he is playing games. Been in the hobby for a life time seen it all!
Thats what all dealers say because they want cash or credit cards because they get more money whenever a credit card is used … because if they take trade in then its just more inventory that just sets there unless its something they really want..
Love my Kimber 45 1911. Accurate, dependable, and long lived. All the detractors must work for Taurus.
The problem with Kimber is that they need to spend 15 minutes fitting and polishing their parts when they assemble the gun. Adding $25 to the price of the gun would cover it. And their 500 round break in is total BS. If they put the gun together right to begin with it wouldn’t be necessary. My last 3 Kimber’s all required about 15 minutes work, and new magazines to make them run.
Sale feasablity , Profit margin and popularity .
I really didn’t understand why so many people talk trash about Kimber’s 1911’s I own several and every single one has been 100%. I even carried a full-size TLE as a Homicide Detective for several years. Shot it weekly at the departments range, until the upper administration made it mandatory that we carry the departments issue weapons. Glock 21 for uniform and 30 for plain clothes.
i believe in asking several others , do not be discouraged by the first person you ask not being interested , but i did sell all of my kimbers because of their customer service being so bad/nonexsistant 🙁
My first two 1911’s were a Kimber and a Sig. Both of them had FTF issues and had to be sent back to the factory for warranty repairs. My experience with 1911’s did not get off to a good start. I like 1911’s, but not sure if they like me?…LOL!
Your personal experience with the weapon would have been a better measure than a gun shop’s marketing decision. Yes, it may seem logical but you have not established if that Kimber was a lemon or reliable to carry. You alluded that it is not however no other detail?
Personally my first 1911, a Kimber has not failed a single shot. Including the filthy steel case ammunition. Not everyone is suited to ride a 1911.
I went to trade one of my Glock in 40 ( before pandemic) for something else that caught my eye. I was told that 40s don’t move or sell anymore. I went back 3 days later to buy the firearm I thought I wanted, first thing I saw was a traded in Taurus,40 cal. and on top of that it was a revolver!
You need another gun shop.
I don’t blame them for not taking in a Kimber. I’ve owned two and they are the only 1911s where I actually had parts fly off during operation. You may or may not get a reliable one, however, you don’t have to worry about that crapshoot with DW or even Colt.
You should try to sell your guns that you don’t want on the secondary market, take the cash, and apply it to your next purchase. You take a licking on trade ins anyways. It’s more convenient, and you lose value for that.
I’m not surprised. expensive, specialized items are hard to move quickly.
As for Kimber’s not being sold there, that’s fine. He just loses some business. But business isn’t always about taking in every opportunity that presents itself. Some people would rather avoid potential headaches (which is what he perceives Kimber’s to be) and make his life less stressful.
I love how it’s a question lmao
I my kimbrr ultra carry ll its reliable accurate and good looking
I Purchased a Kimber Custom II .45 ACP earlier this year (June 2021). It’s my second 1911. I’ve got about 500 rounds through it so far and not a single fault yet.
You need to find a different gun shop.
A LOT of butthurt kimber owners here.
I carry a Kimber, Hero Custom in .45acp. Never one ounce of trouble. Used it many times in thick Texas brush on wounded feral hogs, where a long gun won’t fit. Wouldn’t take twice what it cost and I bought it new in the most high priced gun shop in town. Love it.
First 1911 I bought was a Taurus and if I listened to all the negativity I would have returned it without ever shooting it once, I never had an issue and it ran like a champ for 3 years. Sold it and purchased a Kimber and only had one issue with the safety but other than that it just goes and goes. Even the $3000 or higher 1911’s have issues every now and then. I think Kimber is a fine company that produces far more reliable handguns than a lot of other companies out there.
Both my Kimbers were total POS and reliable as mud. Every Kimber owner claims their 1911 is reliable until they have to prove it.
A Kimber 1911 is my dream gun. But alas, I was born with dainty girl hands AND I’m a lefty so FNS-9 it is I guess.
Kimber fanboys remind me of guys who miss mullets and think Trans-Ams were the best cars ever made by Detroit😁🤣
I like how people will say they have never had their pistol jam, but haven’t even shot a entire box of ammo through it.
I looked at a Kimber and a Remington R1; 1400 rounds later through the R1, you can’t convince me that spending twice as much would have been a good idea.
Yeah kimbers are great range guns….for about 150rds lol. Thats about as many rounds as i can get through mine before it starts to hang up. kimber already sent a new spring, same same. great gun, just cant hang reliability wise with the news stuff.
Love my kimber. That gun store guy sounds like a yahoo
I’ve had 7 kimbers still have 4 I’ve had no problem with the 1911s I had a micro 9 that I hated it always lost rounds if you removed a full magazine, I regularly dropped the mag accidentally while shooting and it had feed issues to boot, my wife bought me a k6s but I’m not a fan of DAO hammerless so I didn’t like it. Aside from those I’ve had nothing but good experiences with kimber. I find generally if you stick to what a company is known for and not the oddball one offs things work out well kimber makes good 1911s I didn’t like anything else they made so far and probably won’t buy anything else from them.
Kimbers ARE crap. Personal experience. Will NEVER have another one.
The internet can be a dubious thing. Never had a problem with my Kimber.
I have two sayings when it comes to buying guns. Buy once cry once and I am the end user. So if I want a to buy a 1911 from colt I will. It will be brand new and I will never even consider trading it or selling it. They die with me.
K-I-M-B-E-R 1911 .45ACP = Badass!!!! that dealer was just having a bad reaction to some cheap drugs he bought out behind the middle school!
I thought my Kimber 1911 LW was bad but you have to remember to clean & lubricate it every 200 to 300 rounds & it works fine.
Pretty sure any other shop will take it , you’ll be alright. That guy must have actually not had the money for the weapons or he was probably a kid who doesn’t know much about guns
My Kimber is a pos. I don’t blame the gun store owner.
Many dealers will not carry Kimber pistols due to the constant issues they have. Kimbers are overpriced garbage.
My 1998 Kimber Classic Custom Target still shoots flawlessly.
Lot of fanboyz here because they are pretty, sent mine back twice before selling, thing was a 50/50, flip a coin and it might shoot, overpriced junk.
A couple years ago I figured out that my S&W model 19 .357 magnum revolver was something my wife and children would never use, and so I decided to trade it in. I had been looking at some 9mm and .380 pistols that my wife would be far more likely to practice with and use in self defense. My local gun shop refused to accept this collectable gun in a 1 to 1 trade for a used Bersa pistol that he had priced at $325, figuring he could easily get $400 for the revolver. He offered to sell me the Bersa for my gun plus $100. I said, " I can’t believe that you think that used Bersa is worth more than a S&W model 19." As I was putting the gun back in the box to leave with it, he offered to sell it for me for a 10% commission fee. I said "That might work. He asked me how much I want to sell it for…. I said $400. He called me the next day, 10 AM… "Your gun sold for $400." I picked up my money (less 10%) and he asked me if I still want the Bursa?" I looked him right in the eye and said, "I’ll give you $250 for it." That was my victory dance.
I love my kimber. Its beautiful and it works flawlessly
Wonder what the problem is with a Kimber? I just bought one, the only thing I don’t like is that you need a special tool to release the spring, can’t quite do it with your finger like my other 1911 handguns. Although I can use any hard object like the side of my knife, but just a pain in the but. Never heard any other problems with reliability or something breaking, that’s just weird.
I feel like him not accepting it was a personal preference you still could have gone to a different gun shop for the trade as you stated as far as the scorpion he might’ve hit the nail on the head with that one I would have sooner taken the kimber
So you wanted to trade in your shity guns for a gun you really wanted and you’re surprised that he doesn’t want them? If they were so great why don’t you just keep them obviously they’re not if you want to trade them in
No problems ever with my Kimber TLE Ultra II. Everybody has an opinion, just like a butt hole.
he just wanted cash … thats all…
Cool story bro