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JeffSanJuan
August 30, 2007, 03:39 PM
My New Kimber Eclipse Custom II .45. I picked her up on Saturday...took her home for a good cleaning, some lube, then off to the range. Shot about 200 rounds with her that day, then dropped her off to the Smithy. Got some upgrades while waiting through the 10 day CA waiting period....talk about torture!...*gah* She was done a couple days later & I'm a new proud Dad. Prior to me purchasing my gun, it was forums like this one that help me learn so much. Thanks for all your contributions and insight!

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jfrey123
August 30, 2007, 03:41 PM
You made a hell of a choice there... BEAUTIFUL by all standards, and a first gun to boot!!


Now my only question is how you got a firearm so pretty in SF?? :D

rgillis
August 30, 2007, 04:02 PM
CONGRATS!
Great looking Kimber:cool:

mattro
August 30, 2007, 04:08 PM
She's purty !!

fyi, in case your new (or not intimate) with weapons. Learn the 4 safety rules and obey them.

Get a good book like
http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Personal-Defense-Jeff-Cooper/dp/0873644972/ref=sr_1_1/103-8692243-7233432?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1188508003&sr=8-1

sorry if you already know that stuff.

mattro
August 30, 2007, 04:09 PM
crime must be almost ZERO with that 10 day waiting period. :rolleyes:

sholling
August 30, 2007, 10:15 PM
Congrats shes a beauty!

Tanzer
August 30, 2007, 10:27 PM
If I didn't have its little brother (.45 ultracarryII) for a carry weapon I'd be envious.
Enjoy!

Manedwolf
August 30, 2007, 10:40 PM
Why did you have to drop it off at a smith if it's a brand-new and very expensive gun?

maestro pistolero
August 30, 2007, 11:19 PM
Congratulatioms. A beauty!
How did you shoot the gun and have possession of it before the 10 day wait? And I'm also curious why a new gun went to a gunsmith already?

Officer's Match
August 31, 2007, 12:17 AM
Sweet looking 1911.

JeffSanJuan
August 31, 2007, 02:41 AM
Why did you have to drop it off at a smith if it's a brand-new and very expensive gun?

I brought her to the smith to install the new parts I bought and polished for her. I got her a Wilson Combat Competition Match Trigger, Ed Brown Beavertail, and Ed Brown Snake Skin Mainspring Housing that needed to be fitted.

JeffSanJuan
August 31, 2007, 02:46 AM
Congratulatioms. A beauty!
How did you shoot the gun and have possession of it before the 10 day wait? And I'm also curious why a new gun went to a gunsmith already?

Thank you, MAESTRO PISTOLERO for your kind compliment. Nah, I didn't get to shoot the gun and have possession before the 10 days. I simply ordered parts before I received her. I brought her to the gunsmith because the parts I got weren't simply drop-in. Thanks again.

Tanzer
August 31, 2007, 03:39 PM
Well, You just spoiled yourself for ever firing a DAO pistol.

JeffSanJuan
August 31, 2007, 04:42 PM
Well, You just spoiled yourself for ever firing a DAO pistol.

I've shot DAO pistols at the range and like them as well. I liked the 1911, and happily stand by my choice of 1st pistol. My next is going to be a Sig P226 or 229. I want it in a .357, but the Equinox in that caliber is not CA legal (hopefully it will be). If I want it that badly, I'd get the .40 and get the .357 conversion for it....but I'm not in love with the idea of droppin' an extra $250+ to get the caliber I want when I'm not into .40's. Just sharin' my thoughts out-loud.

solz56
August 31, 2007, 07:06 PM
That's a damn nice first handgun! :D

Fremmer
August 31, 2007, 09:15 PM
Nice gun. Like that Kimber trigger, do ya?!? :)

Madhouse
September 1, 2007, 06:31 PM
My first handgun was a Kimber too - love it, and now I have 4 of them.

Great gun man! Enjoy it!