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Couldn't find this answered specifically in the "search" section, so thought I'd ask a dumb question.

Why do listed magazine capacity for Kimbers vary within the same frame size?

Lets keep things equal: 5" bbl full size models.

Kimbers spec chart shows:

Regular custom model at 7 rounds,
CDP model at 7 rounds,
Tactical model at 7 rounds,
Eclipse model at 8 rounds,
Gold Combat at 8 rounds.

Why the variance?

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That's the mag they ship with the particular model.

The more expensive models have 8 round mags, the 'standard' models have 7.

7 or 8 (or 10, or 14!) round OEM mags will fit in both equally well.

YMMV. :D
 

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There are those of us who believe we get better dependability from a quality 7-round mag (6-round with an officer/compact).
 

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Or downloading a mag by one round - same idea.
 

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Actually, my favorite is Metalform's round-top follower. It feeds differently than just downloading one round. The shape will not allow enough room in a flush-fitting mag for the extra round. Wilson makes a version of it too, with a plastic convex follower.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I've heard of the reliability concerns with 8 round mags, but more curious why Kimber lists some guns with 8 rounders and other with 7.
 
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