American Handgunner Jan/Feb 2013 Digital Edition - Page 48

A Kimber Built for daily carry, (L-R) the smaller ultra hd, custom hd and pro hd carry kimber custom shop features and almost fanatical attention to detail. Dave Douglas imber America’s new line of Super Carry HD guns is exactly what the name implies. These are 1911s especially designed as daily carry guns. That’s the carry part of the name. As for the super part — well, these are from Kimber’s custom shop and tuned for absolute reliability. And, in this case, the HD designates heavy duty. The icing on that cake is the aesthetics. Any K one of the Super Carry line can easily be plopped directly into the category of “Barbeque Gun.” My wife is not as big a gun person as am I. She’s very pragmatic and views them as tools to accomplish a given task. When I had the guns out on the table before heading for the range, even she commented, “Those are really pretty.” I said, “They’re not pretty, they’re handsome, rugged and very pleasing to the eye.” I got back, “Whatever — they’re pretty too.” Purpose-Built This line of guns is very well thought out and highly reliable. The through each of the Super Carry HD guns and there were absolutely no hiccups whatsoever. I even included multiple bullet weights from the not-sowell known and even Eastern European manufacturers — no problems. Lastly, I fed the guns ammo that will make practically any 1911 run for the commode and puke all over themselves — a variety of frangible ammo — again, not a single issue. But remember, I also cleaned them, lubed them properly, used the factory supplied magazines, and fired them with a firm firing platform. If you buy a new gun, fail to lube it, use crud for ammo and shoot it like a sissy — “ This line of guns is very well thought out and highly reliable. The last thing you need in a carry gun is to be forced into performing malfunction drills. last thing you need in a carry gun is to be forced into performing malfunction drills — guaranteed to hike your blood pressure by 100 points. You won’t need to carry around a portable defibrillator or have any worries about that problem. I put over 500 rounds from various manufacturers expect problems, and don’t whine to us about how yours didn’t work right. ” Comfortable Carry fit and finish were what we’ve come to expect from kimber. Note the carry melt around the muzzle area. 48 Each of the Super Carry HD series has received a carry melt treatment. All the edges have been rounded and blended so they won’t snag on anything or shred your holster. The Super Carry Pro HD and the Super Carry Custom WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • JANUARY/FEBRUARY2013

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