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Thread: Kimber Camp Guard 10MM Table Top Review

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    Kimber Camp Guard 10MM Table Top Review

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygw6al4wOQI

    Kimber was never a brand that captured my attention until 2017. There were three products added to the Kimber portfolio that made me take notice. 1st the Kimber K6s revolver previously reviewed, the Kimber Super Jagagre 10MM and this Kimber Camp Guard 10 MM. Kimber partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to configure the ideal back country defensive handgun in a high powered cartridge. Proceeds from each purchase will go towards conservation.

    Features:
    Full Size 1911/Frame
    Skeletonized Trigger
    Checkered Frame Front
    5inch Ramped Barrel
    Night Sights
    Flat Top Slide with Rounded Edges
    Serrated BobTail Mainspring Housing

    Some say the Colt Delta Elite saved the 10MM, well Kimber has extended its legacy.

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    An interesting look at the gun, thanks.

    A couple of points: first, not really an error but you mention that it has a 'Novak style' rear sight. It may be worth clarifying that while it looks a lot like a fixed Novak rear, the dovetail cut isn't the same as Novak's.

    Second, the bobtail kinda bothers me. I'm sure it makes for a nice grip, as most of them do... but mechanically, it means that this pistol has an Officer's-length mainspring. And in a 10mm, whose heavy recoil can very helpfully be controlled, in part, through the mainspring, I'd very much like that mainspring to be nice and long, as it would be on any 1911 with a regular-sized grip.

    But maybe that's nit-picking...
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Nicely done review and an interesting Youtube channel. That pistol almost looks too pretty to shoot but please give us a range report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    An interesting look at the gun, thanks.

    A couple of points: first, not really an error but you mention that it has a 'Novak style' rear sight. It may be worth clarifying that while it looks a lot like a fixed Novak rear, the dovetail cut isn't the same as Novak's.

    Second, the bobtail kinda bothers me. I'm sure it makes for a nice grip, as most of them do... but mechanically, it means that this pistol has an Officer's-length mainspring. And in a 10mm, whose heavy recoil can very helpfully be controlled, in part, through the mainspring, I'd very much like that mainspring to be nice and long, as it would be on any 1911 with a regular-sized grip.

    But maybe that's nit-picking...
    Great points Spyros the Kimber fixed sight cut is different. When I make it out to the range I will be crystal clear about it. I also agree with you on the mainspring housing assisting with recoil but for me the bobtail feels so much better in my hand at least and prefer it.

    I also should have stated series 70 not model 70 LOL. Though I want to create great content and want the information to be correct it is more about an unbiased review with real world usage, apologies for the slip ups.
    Last edited by Mr.Revolverguy; 19th March 2017 at 09:12.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrenean View Post
    Nicely done review and an interesting Youtube channel. That pistol almost looks too pretty to shoot but please give us a range report.
    So true it is a beautiful pistol but make no mistakes it will be shot

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