Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,396
    Rep Power
    365

    Default Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    My dealer has a new Kimber Eclipse Pro II on sale for $860. Seems like a good price. . what do you think . . . should I snag it?

    Here it is:
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols...clipse_pro_II/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Midland, Pennsylvania
    (Beaver County)
    Age
    47
    Posts
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    I bought my Kimber Eclipes Ultra II for $939.99 before tax and pics. I think I'd snag it if I were you. If you do get it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine.

    ~Kimber Eclipse Ultra II 45ACP ~Walther P22 stainless ~Bersa Thunder .380 ~Taurus .38 Special ~Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro 9mm ~Marlin 30-30 lever action ~Marlin .22~

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    delco, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    728
    Rep Power
    37

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    It is a beautiful pistol and the price is right. One thing to consider, it is an all steel gun. Depending on how often you carry, it may start getting heavy after the newness wears off.

    If you are interested in carry more than shooting, I would go with the aluminum frame. If it is a shooter that you want, you got your eye on the right gun.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Castle, Pennsylvania
    (Lawrence County)
    Posts
    8,357
    Rep Power
    3429832

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    That's about average.

    I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,396
    Rep Power
    365

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    Quote Originally Posted by reels18 View Post
    It is a beautiful pistol and the price is right. One thing to consider, it is an all steel gun. Depending on how often you carry, it may start getting heavy after the newness wears off.

    If you are interested in carry more than shooting, I would go with the aluminum frame. If it is a shooter that you want, you got your eye on the right gun.
    I carry all steel government 1911s now, so I don't think that will be an issue.

    My only concern is finish reliability. How does the black oxide hold up to holstering/unholstering? This gun would spend its time in a kydex/leather Minotaur MTAC holster.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Castle, Pennsylvania
    (Lawrence County)
    Posts
    8,357
    Rep Power
    3429832

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    The Eclipse is stainless and although the black oxide is tough, I wore the finish through around the grip safety at about the 10,000 round mark. With a sude lined holster it shouldn't be a problem and external wear should be relatively minimal....but not near as durable as other finishes like Tennifer or chrome.

    LycanEclipseIItargetthrope

    I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania
    (Lycoming County)
    Posts
    188
    Rep Power
    13

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    I patently dislike the current series II Kimbers. They are chock-full of questionable MIM parts (India, I think). I would be more concerned about the reliability of the parts than the finish. The series I guns were fantastic examples of the platform. If you can find one, buy it. If you're interested, I know where there's a PRO CDP for sale (not mine). PM me.
    "Happiness, is a warm gun." -St. John of Liverpool

    1911 Curmudgeon

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pottstown, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,995
    Rep Power
    217

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    Quote Originally Posted by BerksCountyDave View Post
    My dealer has a new Kimber Eclipse Pro II on sale for $860. Seems like a good price. . what do you think . . . should I snag it?

    Here it is:
    http://www.kimberamerica.com/pistols...clipse_pro_II/
    I am not sure why you have not gotten it already?? I love that finish and the price is very nice. Just remember most Kimbers require a "break in" period. They are super tight when you first get them so be patient and enjoy it.

    When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pottstown, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,995
    Rep Power
    217

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lycanthrope View Post
    The Eclipse is stainless and although the black oxide is tough, I wore the finish through around the grip safety at about the 10,000 round mark. With a sude lined holster it shouldn't be a problem and external wear should be relatively minimal....but not near as durable as other finishes like Tennifer or chrome.

    LycanEclipseIItargetthrope
    Does anyone make a Tennifer 1911?

    When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania
    (Lycoming County)
    Posts
    188
    Rep Power
    13

    Default Re: Kimber Eclipse Pro II - Should I buy it?

    Quote Originally Posted by knighthawk06699 View Post
    Does anyone make a Tennifer 1911?
    EGW's E-treat is sneaky-close to Tennifer. IonBond DLC doesn't look like tennifer, but is every bit as tough. To my knowledge, no one spec's a production 1911 with these finishes.
    "Happiness, is a warm gun." -St. John of Liverpool

    1911 Curmudgeon

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. You guys watching the eclipse?
    By Atomic Dog in forum General
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: February 25th, 2008, 01:13 AM
  2. Help Kimber or Sig
    By SA1911 in forum General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 17th, 2008, 04:42 AM
  3. Kimber TLE II
    By FromMyColdDeadHands in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 11th, 2008, 10:58 AM
  4. Kimber UC II
    By NI4NI in forum General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 25th, 2007, 04:47 PM
  5. New kimber pic
    By Mentalcase in forum General
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: April 28th, 2007, 11:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops