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Old 05-13-2019, 08:58 PM
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I saw a used Kimber 1911 Rimfire Target pistol at a local pawn shop and have some questions. It is naturally aluminum frame and slide, but is all in stainless or natural aluminum finish. Has the target sights and can't remember for sure, but think it had Rimfire Target on the slide, but It did not have a II after it. I handled the pistol but didn't look real close at it. It had checkered wood Kimber grips on it, not a checkered front strap, and no serrations on the top of the slide. Just curious how old it might be? It has only one magazine, and no box or papers. Just peaked my interest. It has $695 on it but is probably negotiable. Any experiences that anyone has on these pistols would be appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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A .22 of that quality is going to be hard for the dealer to move at that price point.

If he doesn't negotiate now, he will in 6 months, when he still has it.
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I had a Friend buy a Kimber 22 rimfire 1911 like you described in around 2005 IIRC. He also bought the 17 Mach 2 upper at the same time which might also indicate the time of introduction.


The Kimber rimfire 1911 pistols were pretty expensive back then and his Kimber shot really good in both 22 LR and 17 Mach 2.


I just checked and the 17 Mach 2 was introduced in 2004 so I feel sure he bought his 1911 22 in 2005-2006 time frame.

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I traded my Kimber off

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I owned a Kimber rimfire target and just could not warm up to it. The slide did not lock open after the last round was fired. I found that disconcerting when shooting. It worked perfectly with all ammo tried. I still own a Kimber stainless target II in .45 acp and absolutely love it.
I really had to twist the arm of the dealer that I traded the rimfire to. He had a spectacular 1946 S&W 5 screw long action M&P revolver that I wanted badly. I don't miss the Kimber at all but still cherish the S&W. JA
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:40 PM
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The II designates the addition of the Swartz safety-rimfire versions of coarse do not use the Swartz.
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wproct,
I owned a Kimber rimfire target and just could not warm up to it. The slide did not lock open after the last round was fired. I found that disconcerting when shooting. It worked perfectly with all ammo tried. I still own a Kimber stainless target II in .45 acp and absolutely love it.
I really had to twist the arm of the dealer that I traded the rimfire to. He had a spectacular 1946 S&W 5 screw long action M&P revolver that I wanted badly. I don't miss the Kimber at all but still cherish the S&W. JA
Thanks Jim. This pistol is still at the pawn shop, and I have lost interest pretty much for the reasons that you have stated. I also have a Kimber Stainless Target in 9 mm and also really love it.

I just kind of got excited about this one when I first saw it, but then I thought about it, it's not going to do anything that my model 41 Smith & Wesson wont do. I just had to simmer down a little bit.
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Good to know

wproct,
I wish I had your patience and foresight. I am an impulse buyer. If I have money in my pocket it is usually gone very quickly.
I think a 9mm 1911 will be my next purchase. Never shot one but like the idea of full sized 1911 shooting cheap ammo. A two tone Kimber is right at the top of my list. JA
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A 1911 in 9mm rocks! Have a kimber and ruger love them both!
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I have a rimfire target, my favorite handgun. Full size, but lightweight. Compatible with my all my 1911 holsters, mag cases, grips, etc.... Name is misleading, not target grade. Plenty accurate for plinking and general use. I have other 1911 style .22s, but don’t shoot them near as much. Functions flawlessly with HV.

They have been out of production for at 5 years or so. I paid $525 for mine about 3 years ago. Was like new with 4 extra mags. The price you referenced isn’t that high, check Gunbroker. It’s an out of production, quality piece.

I think a lot of your happiness with it will be tied to your interest in rimfires. Being a rimfire junkie, I have nine .22 handguns. Much prefer the rimfire target over my Ruger Mk2, Buckmark, revolvers, others.
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