Interesting. Both posted at a retail of $761. Too low to be Eclipse variants, from prices posted over the past couple of months. Maybe it is a new variation. Kimber did kind of "leak" the news about the Eclipse before they put the popup on their website, and then they announced a limited edition Gold Match in 38 Super along with the Eclipse. Must be "Stealth Marketing".
Just got the sheet in today that describes them.
Pro & Ultra
Aluminum frame, blued slide
Gray grips (assumedly ala Eclipse)
Checkered front strap
Stainless safety, grip safety & slide lock.
That's what it is as far as I remember. It's slightly upgraded version of the regular Pro & Ultra's. They run a little over a 100$ over the regular versions, and will be in a run of 500 & 750 (though, don't recall which was which
How do you guys like the aluminum frame? Any failures? Do you see any oxydation occuring due to dissimilar metal contact? Does this design result in a slightly heavier Muzzle.
Thanks for the education!
Sounds like an all black CDP series. Wonder if they will remain "limited production" (i.e. Eclipse) if they catch on?
BTW 44lite, what was your source of information? I don't see any thing on Kimber's web site and my around the corner master dealer pleads ignorance. Claims he talked with Kimber sales today and nothing was mentioned. Maybe he pleads correctly.
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Odd. Other than a heavy melt on a stainless steel slide, different wooden grips and an ambi safety, and trigger for about $10 less, this IS a CDP. The suggested list is about $200 lower, though. Looks like a bargain, if one is interested in the CDP features.
Relative newbie here…both to handguns and these particular Forums. I'm just now re-acquainting myself with the 1911 platform (I've had a SA M1911A1 in 9mm for 15 years but I haven't fired it regularly for about 12 years) and I'm looking to purchase a 1911 in .45 ACP for CCW and recreation. I've been lurking around these forums and putting in some time at the range and I've heard a lot of good things about the Kimber product line. My specific question is about the Kimber Ultra Shadow II. It looks to be just about the type of package I'm looking for and my local dealer has one available for about $700. It seems to have most of the features of the CDP line for about $150 less…do you think that this is a good price for this pistol? Thanks for your help!
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