Gear: Kimber Ultra Carry II


Kimber Ultra Carry II

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: Sugg. Retail Price: $916.00 Stainless Ultra Carry II™ .45 ACP
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Calibers: .45 ACP, .40 Features: Ultra Carry .45 ACP pistols weight just 25 ounces. Shortened frame retains 7-round magazine capacity. 7075-T7 aluminum frames have been tested to over 20,000 rounds without meaningful wear. Ultra Carry II slide has the longest cycle time of any small 1911 pistol, ensuring unequaled reliability. Bull barrel design keeps maximum weight forward, reducing muzzle lift and recoil. Specifications: Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 4.75 Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 25 Length (inches): 6.8 Magazine capacity: 7 Recoil spring (pounds): 18 Frame: Material: Aluminum Finish: Satin silver anodized Width (inches): 1.28 Slide: Material: Stainless steel Finish: Satin stainless steel Barrel: Steel match grade Length (inches): 3 Twist rate (left hand): 16 Ramped Sights: Fixed low profile Radius (inches): 4.8 Grips: Black synthetic Trigger: Aluminum match grade Factory setting (approx. pounds): 4-5 Ultra Carry II Family If you carry, then carry the best. A carry pistol that stays home because it is too big and heavy to actually carry is no good, and an underpowered pistol that does get carried is not much better. A Kimber Ultra Carry is the pistol you need if you are serious about concealed carry and self defense. Kimber is the world leader in 1911 quality, and nowhere is this quality more evident or important than in a carry pistol. Kimber Ultra Carry pistols weigh just 25 ounces. Their short 3-inch barrels, compact grips and flat 1911 profiles make them easy to carry and conceal. At the same time, their 7-round magazines pack more power than just about any caliber of revolver. Dependability is everything in a carry pistol. Each Kimber Ultra Carry has a lowered and flared ejection port with an extra bevel at the front to clear ejecting brass. The match grade bushingless bull barrel is fitted directly to the slide, and a double-wound recoil spring system makes proper operation possible even for a novice. With separate thumb and grip safeties the 1911 design is known for its integrity, and the Kimber Series II™ Firing Pin Safety makes the Ultra Carry even more secure without impeding performance or altering trigger pull. Additionally, the Loaded Chamber Indicator Port™ permits a quick visual check of the chamber. "Dependability is everything in a carry pistol." All Ultra Carry pistols have a carefully machined 7075-T7 aluminum frame. Made on the same state-of-the-art machines and to the same tight tolerances as Kimber steel and stainless steel frames, they are incredibly strong. As proof, Kimber aluminum frames have been tested to over 20,000 rounds with no evidence of meaningful wear. Slides are either steel or stainless steel, depending on model. The Ultra Carry II™ .45 ACP features a matte black finish and fixed low profile sights. Another version is available with fixed three dot (green) night sights. The Stainless Ultra Carry II™ features a satin-finished stainless steel slide and is available in either .45 ACP or .40. As with the Ultra Carry II, a model with night sights is also offered. The Ultra Carry II /

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    bprehoda, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:49:46 UTC.
    1st review

    I love this pistol! It's a great .45 for someone with smaller hands. It's a beautiful gun that is amazingly well made. I carry it off duty and as a backup, and I've never had a problem concealing it.

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    wallyg18, Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:50:31 UTC.

    This is a great off duty weapon! I have fired it numerous times and never had a jam. Also it is so easy to hide when you are off duty.

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    talks2crows, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 01:36:09 UTC.

    This is the best concealable 1911 derivative I've carried iand fired n the 48 years I've been packing one. It feeds everything without a hiccup. Accuracy is such it shoots better than most can hold. Stainless finish is beautiful. Weight is 25 OZ empty.

    Magazine gives you seven + 1 just like a full size. Load it up with Federal's new 200Gr
    Expanding Full Metal jacket (EFMJ) and you're good to go. This piece hides under a Hawiian Shirt so well, I almost feel like Sonny Crockett. Get the nightsights with the really bright front sight. This is my favorite of all my 1911s and I have a few, trust me. It's worth the money and if you hunt around, you can find them in the low 700.00 range. More than worth it. afer all, what is your life worth and isn't it worthy of the best (in concealable 1911s, that is)

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    aaa111, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 02:14:27 UTC.

    kimber is expensive, but the quality is there.

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    Jerome06, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:50:47 UTC.

    Kimber makes the best weapons.

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    chazshope123, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 06:01:00 UTC.

    shoots great

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 16:55:18 UTC.

    Nice Weapon!

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    Posse44, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 19:50:14 UTC.

    One of those great manufacuters of guns. Kimbers main sales office for the US is out of Kalispell, and just a mile down the road. Good to have such a great company locally.

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    Priscellia, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 14:33:45 UTC.


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    rghstkcwby, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 01:23:53 UTC.

    great if ya like the small

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    rockey, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:31:25 UTC.

    i think this is going to be my next pistol.

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    JoshPearman, Wed, 30 Jul 2008 09:49:09 UTC.

    My wife owns this gun and she loves it it is a high powered weapon for when I'm at work since i work overnights and I shot the thing and wow is all i can say it is not the kind of weapon a man with large hands should carry or own unless his wife has small hands

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    goodcop8, Sat, 02 Aug 2008 02:08:18 UTC.

    Awesome little gun. if you like a M1911 in .45 and you want it small & light, you cannot get much better than this. more accurate than many other maker's full size (5") 1911's, and not too much recoil for it's low size & weight, shoots much better than any all steel small to medium size frame .357 revolver. it's surprizingly reliable too, haven't had a jam or misfire with any of them I've shot.

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    dbphotos, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 04:28:50 UTC.

    I have carried a number of short barelled handguns for concealed carry and this is by far the most accurate out of the box of any that I have shot. It interchanges the same clips as he full size .45 and can even carry the 8 round clip. Fits well in concealment holster and you have 230 grain power ready when needed. I can speak highly enough about Kimber products.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 08 Mar 2009 04:30:07 UTC.

    awesome!! great for off duty!!

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    flprchic, Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:22:46 UTC.

    Love this gun. Great for smaller hands like mine. I have carried this for the past year.

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    CarlS204, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:38:16 UTC.

    I carry this gun as my backup and offduty weapon of choice. I have added the crimson trace laser sights to it. The biggest suprise is that it does not have much recoil when I compare it to my full size duty weapon. In reading posts about the Kimber guns most don't know that the Kimbers come very tight from the factory and they need about 500 rounds through them before they function flawlessly. About half my department carry Kimbers and we have seen this with any new one. After that you can't get them away from the officers. I would also highly recommend as does the LE rep from Kimber not to go with the .40 caliber 1911's for duty but stay with the .45 caliber, they just run better.

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    dyetimothya, Fri, 12 Jun 2009 17:33:48 UTC.

    I have an Ultra Carry II and love it. It’s very accurate and easy to conceal. I have made some modifications to my UC II that have helped its performance.
    First was to replace the original Kimber cast slide stop with one that was milled from bar stock. I based this decision on a bulletin issued by the LAPD advising that some officers had experienced miss-feeds because the slide stops were engaging the slides when the weapons were in use.
    Second I replaced the 18lbs outer guide rod spring with a 22lbs SS spring from Wilson Combat. Wilson Combat sells their 22lbs springs to fit Colt Combat Commander size 1911’S; you will need to break the Wilson Combat spring at the correct length to fit the UC II.
    Third (this one is easy) I used one of my wife’s Magic Erasers to polish the feed ramp. It should be noted that the Magic Eraser is to be used dry. Total cost $40.00 not including the Trijiacon sights I added.
    Now my baby Kimber runs like a clock. I would sleep with it if my wife would allow.

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    carusomv, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 17:40:29 UTC.

    This is a great pistol, never a failure to feed, eject, extract or function in any way. It shoots more accurately than most ( definitely I ) can hold. I made a pancake holster for it and can conceal it under a loose tshirt with no problem. The only problem I have found is the anodizing on the frame and the finish on the slide. The model I bought is black upper and lower, the slide started to show holster wear quicker than I think it should have and the frame showed minor scratches and scuffs even quicker. When I wear it down a little more I'll have the whole thing blasted and armor coated so it doesn't bother me much. I got mine for just over $800 after night site installation and wouldn't hesitate to buy another or recommend it to someone else, after all, looks don't save lives.

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