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Old 06-02-2002, 08:34 PM   #1
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just bought my first Kimber, Figured I would go with a higher quality Kimber.

Although after doing some more reading, Im not sure I care to own a Series II Kimber.

Anyone own an Eclipse Target II? could I get some feedback from some owners... Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-04-2002, 03:11 PM   #2
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I've got an Eclipse Target II. Here's my take on the gun.

First the MIM parts don't take as well to the black oxide finish as the rest of the gun. Expect the slide stop and grip safety to show some wear while my slide has shown almost zero wear in hundreds of draws from a Kydex, suede lined, Hellweg holster.

The Bar/Dot adjustable night sights aren't impervious to failure. My rear sight dimmed on one side (the tritium seemed to harden and could be moved from side to side with a good shake). At less than 1500 rounds the rear sight blade sheared off with recoil. Kimber replaced it and had it back to me within a week!

On a positive note, the gun shoots better than I do and looks GOOD with carbon fiber stocks. It also runs great, but will have an occasional FTF with a shock buff.

I've never shot a Kimber that shot badly and the Eclipse was worth the extra cash for the night sights, front strap checkering and the coloration.

BTW, the series two issue has never been a problem with my Eclipse and it seems it isn't as prevelent with the 5" guns.

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Old 06-04-2002, 05:06 PM   #3
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well thats good to hear.
I am going to shoot a few rounds tonite and I will see for myself.
I have mainly heard good/great things about Kimber, and only a very few bad.

So far I think it was a pretty good investment. Thanks

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