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Thread: Kimber Stainless II

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    Kimber Stainless II

    Not long ago I picked up my first Kimber. Not my first 1911 by a long site. So far it has been a good shooter.
    I'm not sure what the II in the name stands for. Is it a revised edition or what?
    I haven't got to the range a lot, I don't want to burn through too much of my ammo stores.
    I am not carrying it just bought it because the price was right.
    GOTTA CLEAN EM & KEEP ON SHOOTIN

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    The II means that it has the safety added to prevent a discharge when dropped. It has the similar purpose as the Series 80 Colts but I believe it works with the grip safety instead of trigger like the Colt.

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    Thanks gs50401 That is what I had decided after reading here and there.
    GOTTA CLEAN EM & KEEP ON SHOOTIN

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    An annoyance of the 80 type safety on the Kimber II is removing the slide if you do not remember to NOT squeeze the grip safety removing the slide is impossible. It's a very awkward implementation and copying Colt would have been a better tack as any patents on the series 80 expired decades ago.
    Regards, Gary

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    Kimber does not muse a Series 80 type firing pin safety mechanism. The Series 80 is deactivated by pulling the trigger. Kimber uses a variation on the older, pre-WW2 firing system that Colt once used, called the Swartz (sp?) system. Colt stopped using it during the war, and never started again after the war. It is deactivated by depressing the grip safety.
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