Gear: Kimber Custom TLE II .45

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Kimber Custom TLE II .45

Kimber
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: About $1000
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Kimber Custom TLE II .45

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    Clover, Wed, 16 May 2007 17:23:27 UTC.
    1st review

    Out of all the handguns my husband and I own this is probably my favorite. It’s very easy to handle, grip, and use especially for a woman. Very Accurate, never had a problem with it and we probably have put about 900 rounds threw it. =>

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    dgibbs_63, Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:39:34 UTC.

    Of all the .45s fired, this is my favorite. Smooth, accurate and reliable.

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    jusmc24, Wed, 20 Jun 2007 21:42:24 UTC.

    great gun...but missing a few things. I added an ambi safety, and an extended mag well....other than that it rocks

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    Tx_LawMan, Sun, 19 Aug 2007 12:28:46 UTC.

    I love this weapon, right from the box I have never fired a more acurate weapon. I have added the magwell and bowed backstrap along with extended slide release and nice wood grips as you can see in the gun porn section.

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    bcso2227, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 02:36:38 UTC.

    The most accurate and reliable gun I have ever owned. When I was chosen to attend SWAT school, I needed a gun that would increase my shooting profiencey. This gun did just that. The only thing I had to add to it was an ambidextrious safety due to me being left handed. The whole midnight shift carries 45 .ACP's and four out of six of us carry Kimbers!!!!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 25 Sep 2007 19:45:20 UTC.

    Most accurate .45 I have ever fired.

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    DetSgtDarryl, Thu, 27 Sep 2007 03:50:32 UTC.

    Kimber in good brand but a little pricey for me.

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    RBALLARD, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 05:44:03 UTC.

    just bought one today and got rid of my kimber rapterlove the tle2 much better

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    rreynolds2816, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 02:23:46 UTC.

    I actually have the Kimber Warrior .45 1911. It comes with ambi dexterous safety standard from the manufacture. I am left handed and an ambi dexterous safety is a must. The warrior also comes with a light rail manufactured as part of the lower receiver, so there is no need to modify a rail onto the gun. I have the Streamlight TLR-II as a weapon light, which is very reliable. This weapon is far superior than the Glock 21 I used to carry on duty and for SWAT as a secondary weapon. The round capacity is less than the Glock, but I have found the accuracy of this weapon makes up for it. I can easily take a head shot from fifteen yards while point shooting with this weapon. I can't say that with the Glock.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 04:30:32 UTC.

    MY BROTHER HAS ONE,.HOWEVER HE WONT LET ME SHOOT IT SO I KNOW IT,S A GOOD GUN!

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    Scurge, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:50:29 UTC.

    Had the the 1st series not impressed now have the TLE II. Wouldn't trade it for nothing! Accurate reliable. If you have the internal extractor learn how to take it out and clean it. I didn't and caused malfunctions when I ran it dry that nearly qualified as a jam (empty cases where being shoved back into the mag). The internal extractor is a spring fail to clean causes lose of srping tension. Kimber fixed it and only cost me the shipping there. No whinning, crying or complaining on their part, they just fixed it. I have over 3000 rds through it in 3 yrs.

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    sps8072, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:35:43 UTC.

    I carry the Kimber TLE RLII w/ night sights and a X200 light as a duty weapon and would not trade it for all the Glocks in Austria. It is by far the most accurate 1911 variant that I have owned. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but how high a price do I put on my survival? The TLE has an excellent trigger, is absolutely accurate and digests the Winchester Ranger SXT 230gr. HPs without a hiccup. I was initially wary of the external extractor, but have had no failures to eject.

    I don't mean to offend the Glock crowd, in fact I often carry a Glock 32 in .357 concealed, but as a duty weapon, I prefer the Kimber TLE RLII

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    Anonymous, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 02:31:51 UTC.

    I fell in love with the Beretta 92F for sentimental reasons. But for professional reasons, this is the most durable, reliable weapon i've had the privaliage of shooting. Balanced, powerfull, and accurate. This is no head-banger folks...this is the real McCoy. Stop em dead.

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    jcsaathoff, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 02:33:36 UTC.

    Love it I own the Custom II TLE/RL (with rail)... it has a alot of features not found in alot of 1911's and at a reasonable price.

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    beautiful362000, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 16:42:57 UTC.

    This firearm is so sexy im even jealous of how it looks, not to mention that is has alot of nice features to it!

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:21:49 UTC.

    great shooter, want one

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    cgingo, Thu, 29 May 2008 02:24:00 UTC.

    Introduced to Kimbers by an old friend and have carried one since. The General was a huge fan of all Kimbers.

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    Posse44, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:27:14 UTC.

    Awsome gun, and it is not made out of plastic. Lol

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    Anonymous, Thu, 24 Jul 2008 05:56:22 UTC.

    I traded up from a Sig P220 for this pistol in all blues finish with night sights. I managed to fet it for only $799. It is a far better pistol. I put a Hogue rubber grip on instead of the rosewood for better control. I bought it used and the sights needed adjusted, but even then, the groups were super tight. The very thin single stack frame makes it easy to conceal even in the summer with an IWB holster. I bought a couple Wilson Combat mags to go with it, which I also would highly recomend.

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    Wolvarine, Wed, 03 Sep 2008 04:03:22 UTC.

    Great Weapon!

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    nic999, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:44:12 UTC.

    ALL KIMBER 1911'S WERE THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD, AND THEY STILL ARE

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    zkogut, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:52:57 UTC.

    I own the Kimber TLE RL II with the blued steel which is the one I own. Very similar to this gun and very accurate. Shoots great with low end brass which is a plus since .45acp is so expensive.

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    mjdep, Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:44:44 UTC.

    I have owned a TLE II for about 2 years now and I just love it. It is a smooth functioning weapon and I've never had any problems with it. If you are authorized to carry a .45 Colt style weapon, I would recommend spending a few extra dollars and buy a Kimber. You won't be disappointed.

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    renshuriken, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 05:42:30 UTC.

    It's good but maintenance is starting to suck. I had my Stainless TLE II for about 2 years and put 3000 rounds through it. There was a break in period where it would fail to feed once in a while. It seemed to clear up after about 1000 rounds. I was shooting mostly Blazer FMJ and Ammo Bros 230gr FMJ bulk ammo. The ejector seemed to work loose so I brought it to a local gunsmith. At the same time, I thought it would a good Idea to put Kimber brand ambi safeties on it. These Kimber factory ambi's he put on broke. Kimber said they would refund me the cost of the safeties after I emailed them a picture of the broken safeties. The gunsmith ending up putting Ed Brown ambi safeties on instead. I got the gun back from the gunsmith, and shot about 100 rounds through it. Afterwards, I noticed the ejector is loose again. Hopefully the smith will fix it again for free. But with the price of the gun, new kimber grips, kimber magwell, and, kimber and ed brown safeties, plus the cost of the smith work, it's probably cost over $2000.

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    RAMROD1979, Mon, 13 Oct 2008 03:11:09 UTC.

    Great gun! I have the railed version and yes the one with the external extractor. It functions great and is extremely accurate. Well worth the money!

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    OCSO208, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 03:01:55 UTC.

    Very good quality hand gun.

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    johnlaw484c, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 23:19:11 UTC.

    OF THE PRODUCTION HIGH END 45'S THE KINBER IS BY FAR TOP OF THE LINE. I REPLACED MY AGING REMINGTON RAND 5 YEARS AGO AND SINCE HAVE PUT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 ROUNDS TROUGH IT WITH NO SIGNS OF WEAR OR MALFUNCTION

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    ReginaldGee1, Tue, 23 Dec 2008 01:56:02 UTC.

    Not only to me does this weapon has stopping power, but it's also pretty accurate.

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    ianmcian, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:00:33 UTC.

    I had the Rail version. I tried Kimber magazines, Wilson magazines, Chip Mccormick magazines, nothing was relaible. If it does not break in in a half case it's a design flaw.Of the few eight round magazines I shot with out a jam of some kind I'm sure it was fun. Seriously guys I have a friend who tried to tell me (shoots at a shooting school) his advise was simple, "Don't get a 1911, they choke, puke and die. Even the good ones have to be cleaned about ever 400-500 rounds and we shoot 1,800 in a basic class. I have never seen one make it through a class with out major malfunctions. If you do, get a cheap one, they do about as well as the Wilsons and the Les Baers. I can't say my Kimber expierence was any different. It's a fun toy.

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    skipchaser, Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:26:30 UTC.

    This is what I have carried for 3 years or so. I recently con verted it to the 4 inch version. Its lighter,easier to conceal and can handle most ammo well. A bit finicky about what it likes to eat. But its a very strong defensive weapon. Fro the price you can not go wrong. You must keep the disconnector clean in a series 2 though. Kimbers SIS is series 1, but I haven't gotten one yet. When they make it with a rail, I might trade up. But I will stay with Kimber.

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    cb_foley, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 17:01:42 UTC.

    After owning and carrying several different 1911's on duty, I have finally settled on the Kimber TLE II w/ rail. I have carried this for little over a year with a surefire x200 light and using Wilson mags. The gun has never let me down. It's accuracy had been excellent along with reliability. I'm fortunate to work for a department that allows 1911 carry.

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    Judd1116, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:49:30 UTC.

    This gun rocks!!!

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    chiefsipd, Mon, 09 Mar 2009 07:27:21 UTC.

    It's a Kimber, what more needs to be said. M-1

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    Bulldog136, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:30:10 UTC.

    I bought this after doing a lot of research and talking to other shooters. I had a little trouble with getting a good site picture at first and was a little down about the money spent. Once I figured it out I cannot miss with it. Smoothest trigger action from the factory ever. I would give it six stars, and mean it.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 17 Apr 2009 03:20:01 UTC.

    great gun never had a problem with it

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    lynx, Tue, 21 Apr 2009 02:44:50 UTC.

    This is my favorite out of all the guns i own. I carry the Kimber Custom 1911 as my Duty weapon and it has seved me good for about 2 years now. Once you own one you will never give it up, its an awesome gun.

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    William6624, Wed, 06 May 2009 14:41:51 UTC.

    love it great for tac entry.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 08 May 2009 04:53:36 UTC.

    I found it slightly akward to handle,although the mechanics are perfect.

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    Fastfreddy, Wed, 03 Jun 2009 19:25:08 UTC.

    This is an extremely accurate weapon and I was used to shooting the loose as a goose armory weapons so what a treat.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:02:06 UTC.

    All the parts fit together peftectly. Dead on accurate, no trouble feeding ammunition. The only reason I don't give this handgun a 5 is because of the high price. Mine has the Crimson Laser Grips also very nice! You don't have to do anything with this except shoot, you can still modify it to personal tastes though!

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    ssciaretta, Wed, 08 Jul 2009 03:46:45 UTC.

    I recently purchased my Kimber Custom TLE II and just spent the day at the range with it. Of all the weapons I have fired and reloaded for over the years I have never had a "out of the box" accurate weapon such as this one. I used winchester target ammo and I am looking foward to working up some loads for this weapon. Very smooth......

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    michaelramz, Sun, 19 Jul 2009 02:08:39 UTC.

    I have a TLE/RL. It is a fantastic gun. It points and shoots well. The 1911 has long been my favorate pistol. I absolutely love this gun. However, I won't carry it as a primary duty weapon for patrol due to its limited round capacity.

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    rfrancisco, Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:49:04 UTC.

    My favorite gun in my collection. I carry it off-duty and even when I do security work for special events.

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    matt7730, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:31:39 UTC.

    Friend had one. It was smooth as silk. Wish I could afford one. If you've got the cash I strongly suggest you buy one. You won't regret it.

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    Tac1911, Mon, 24 Aug 2009 19:06:39 UTC.

    I've had this gun as a service weapon for 4 years, through that it has fired nearly 10,000 rounds. This is the most reliable, and accurate weapon I've ever owned, and continues to be a pleasure to shoot. If you have to trust your life to your firearm, the Kimber TLE II is the way to go.

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    kowa, Sat, 19 Sep 2009 05:55:19 UTC.

    This is my new love affair! Smooth as a baby's bottom! First thought was it would be too big for my small hands, but after using it "fit's like a glove"!!

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    grashorn, Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:02:46 UTC.

    I have the same gun in a TLE/RL II and it has been like a dream since the day it followed me home. I have had a few malfunctions with reloads only. I rely on this weapon and I can take a slow head shot at any distance up to about 30 yards. I also added the mag well which I think is a must for this weapon. I put custom sage grips on mine which gave me added comfort and stability. Love it.

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    FPDCHIEF, Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:27:47 UTC.

    I own one.

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    cturino, Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:07:21 UTC.

    This is an excellent very accurate firearm. The first thing I did was toss the factury magazine and bought some Wilson Combat. The magazine that came from Kimber always failed to feed the the last round. For the price Kimber should really include at least two good quality mags. Other than that I have no compaints.

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    Fredder, Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:04:56 UTC.

    Fit an finish is on par with much costlier 1911's. Superior accuracy and Zero failures.

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    SteveKo, Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:31:14 UTC.

    Is everyone using factory ammo for private shooting? Anyone using reloads?

    What ammo most people putting through this gun?
    Thanks..

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    The_Hard_Truth, Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:38:34 UTC.

    I got this issued to me by my department and now I don't like to carry anything else. It is accurate, reliable, and has the amount of stopping power that you want to have on you when the stuff hits the fan. My only complaint is the magazine capacity but that can be overcame with by tactical reloads and fine marksmanship.

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    5Lodestone5, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:12:37 UTC.

    This pistol has become my primary weapon of choice . Even for it's size it can still be conceal carry . With almost two years of service including range time no slide rock like I have had with past weapons .

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    idahoifpd, Tue, 01 Jan 2013 07:45:22 UTC.

    My DEPT asked me what I wanted to carry. I asked for and got my Kimber GREAT .45. One of our citizens questioned my why I carried an antique firearm on duty WHAT???

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    Anonymous, Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:22:57 UTC.

    I purchased my right after it hit the market. Shoots and handles great.

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