Kimber Pro Carry II Review, Part 1

The Kimber Pro Carry II is a 9mm 1911 with a 4-inch barrel and a full size grip. In part one of our multi-part review, I take the Pro Carry II to the range and shoot Dot Torture, a 50 round course of fire designed to strengthen a shooter’s trigger control and sight alignment.

Because the Kimber Pro Carry II is a “carry” sized 1911, one of the things we want to make sure of is that it hasn’t sacrificed shootability for concealability. Luckily, it hasn’t. While the aluminum frame reduces weight over a steel frame, the gun is still relatively heavy at 28oz unloaded. That’s good, especially when doing a precision drill like Dot Torture. Dot Torture, as mentioned, is a 50 round course of fire that you shoot at a series of 2 inch dots. It’s designed to be shot slow fire, with no time limit. Once you can consistently get 50 hits out of 50 shots at a given distance, move the target further away.

In this video I’m shooting the Kimber Pro Carry II at 5 yards. That’s my “challenge” distance for Dot Torture, as I can clean it most of the time from 5 with most guns. The Pro Carry II has good sights and a pretty solid trigger out of the box, so being accurate with it isn’t a problem. Even though I’m shooting on an indoor range, which I hate, I’m still able to focus on the front sight and get quality hits.

This is part 1 of a review series that we’ll be doing on the Kimber Pro Carry II. Over the course of the series I’ll fire 2,000 rounds through this gun, and in the final video will assign it a letter grade based on how it performs. In addition to Dot Torture, we’ll run it through a series of evaluations, including a 100 round rapid fire test, the 10-8 Performance evaluation, and more. Make sure you follow these updates to see how the Kimber performs.