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Kimber 3200128 Grand Raptor II 8+1 45ACP 5" Reviews

$1,303.00
 
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4 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
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by MICHAEL H Thursday 29 May, 2014
One of the most attractive pistols i have ever held in my two hands...the grand raptor shoots as well as it looks. When it comes to 1911's few are perfect but this one is definitely close. I know some will say but no $ 1400 pistol should have any plastic parts (the mainspring housing) did they do it to shave savings, most likely they did it to shave weight. Others will say its got mim parts in some key places...and yes it does....but both these issues can easily be worked out by a competent gunsmith. Thankfully here in Georgia we've got Ray V. One of the very best. And after all $1400 is still a far cry from $3100 and a year's wait for a WC or a NC. So I got my baby home cleaned her up and off to the range we went. I searched for flaw and couldn't find one. She ran beautifully. Sorta like those old singer sewing machines. While there were a few changes I knew I wanted to make I must admit they were not out of necessity but personal taste. The plastic mainspring housing had to go besides I wanted to add a magwell, so ed brown's maxiwell came running to the rescue and took out two birds with one stone. The slide to frame fit was awesome just as much more expensive offerings. The trigger was good but not great. So to my gunsmith's advice... C&S ultimate match trigger group and Wilson Combat speings. To which he then applied his bag of magic...out came greatness. A beautiful two toned (the blueing on the grand raptor is outstanding) hunk of metal, wood, and sexy. The "Vand Raptor" as I call her now sports a 3.25-3.5 pound glass rod break trigger(with less than 1mm of creep and no over travel) , a blended magwell, a slide that floats over the highly polished hood, barrel and feed ramp like glass. Not to mention the match grade barrel that was 11° match crowned barrel that was then trumpeted flush with the custom fitted stainless steel barrel bushing. So yes I did make a few changes to a nearly perfect weapon. But what I ended up with is truly perfect for me. And still did not cost as much as a custom Les Bear that it heavily resembles. (Had a chance to shoot one recently a fellow at the range saw my Kimber and thought they were twins... so we traded for a moment... we both admited his L.B. was more expensive but my custom Kimber had a better trigger...guess I have my buddy Ray to thank for that.) Could not be happier.... grand raptor fan for life.!!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by John F Sunday 02 June, 2013
Purchased this beauty in March, 2013. Works and feels as good as it looks! After a through cleaning I took this pistol to the NRA range in Fairfax, VA. for a tryout. All I can say is it worked without a hitch. I burned over 200 rounds during my initial tryout. Kimber has made a life long friend in me. Thanks go out to Bud's for their excellent service. Only took 3 days for my Grand Raptor 2 to arrive to my local FFL dealer.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by James C Wednesday 16 June, 2010
I picked this pistol up yesterday. I had a hard time deciding between the Grand Raptor and the Stainless Raptor and finally decided on this one though I thought it was a little flashy. When I got it home and got a good look at it, it is not that it is flashy, it is just a great looking pistol. I really like it's looks, and it has a goodfeel and balance. I like everything about it EXCEPT the plastic mainspring housing. I have five Kimbers and am in the process of changing all the mainspring housings and have already ordered an Ed Brown housing with the chainlink design for this one. I stripped it and cleaned it before I took it out to shoot a few rounds through it. This model has a stainless steel barrel and stainless guide rod which is nice. Any way, took it out with 100 rounds of Fiocchi and Federal round nose and eight mags, Kimber, Wilson, McCormick and Colt. I shot it at 15 and 25 yards and was very impressed with the out of box accurracy, the tritium bar on the rear site is new to me but worked well. All of the mags worked flawlessly in the gun and every round chambered and fired. By the time I was done the gun was hot and dirty but had done it's job. If ammo wasn't so expensive these days I would have put a few hundred more rounds through it, it was fun to shoot. I'm very happy with this gun and it is a great addition to my collection. I only wish that Kimber would send two mags and lose the plastic, especially on their high end pistols, I would rather they raised the price $25 and sent two mags, it would just feel better. If you buy it you will like it.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by John S Tuesday 30 March, 2010
This model Kimber is not only a beautiful pistol it is very accurate.Mine shipped yesterday and arrived today.I took it out and ran 300 rounds through it with out a single issue.At 25 yards it is deathly accurate,smooth/sweet shooter for sure.My first purchase from Buds but definetly not my last.

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