Kimber Ultra Carry II 3" 1911 45ACP NIB! - SOLD
From CT Brian, one of America's most renowned 1911 pistolsmiths, comes the "Ultra Ultra" pistol. Built on the frame and slide of a Kimber Ultra Carry II, the build is essentially equal to the "SideWinder" pistol, which is a sold-out limited edition of 200 pistols.
Following is the description of the work that went into the "SideWinder" from CT Brian's website:
Shock grade tooled steel internal parts: I'm not a fan of the MIM (Machined Injection Molded) parts that Kimbers (and a host of others) come equipped with.
Narrowed slide. Not enough to compromise structural integrity, but enough to lighten and slenderize it a bit.
Barrel throated & feed ramp properly angled and polished: Just to make sure.
Tritium Bar-Dot-Bar Extreme Low Mount Slant Pro Fixed Sights: The sights that come on an Ultra Carry are 'just OK' in my book. These highly modified Slant Pros provide an exceptionally fast and clean sight picture. With the addition of the tritium bar-dot-bar inserts, you've got about the best low light sighting system there is.
Ejection port lowered and flared: A bit lower and wider - again, just to make sure.
Match grade extractor: Re-cut, adjusted and polished.
Extended tactical thumb safety: I start with a wide thumb safety, then narrow and reshape it. When done, it just 'feels right'.
Aluminum match trigger: Eliminates vertical movement, which adds consistency in trigger pull. The exact same each and every time.
Trigger job: Four pounds. Crisp and clean. Perfect for a carry gun.
Front strap checkered at 30 lpi: Using a special jig that I designed and built, I first perfect the radius of the front strap, then machine the initial lines, both horizontal and vertical. This makes for perfect alignment. Then, using a special file, each diamond is individually and painstakingly brought to point by hand. Finally, the area is gently bead blasted to take away any sharpness of the diamonds to prevent discomfort when firing. Time consuming, but there's just something about hand cut checkering that machine cut checkering can't duplicate. 20 and 25 line per inch checkering available on request.
Mainspring housing contoured and checkered at 30 lpi: After replacing the plastic mainspring housing with a steel one, I again use a jig of my own design to radius the mainspring housing flush with the frame, machine the initial horizontal and vertical lines, then bring each diamond to point (by hand). Gently bead blasted, it gives a very nice, but secure, 'soapbar' feel. 20 and 25 line per inch checkering available on request.
Round butt of frame: The bottom of the mainspring housing and frame is an area that can 'print' under a shirt or sweater. By carefully radiusing and rounding this area, with a file by hand, this problem is eliminated. It also makes the shorter grip of the Ultra Carry more comfortable when firing, too.
Serrate rear of slide at 40 lpi: A nice blend to the rear sight blade, it also eliminates any possibility of sight glare.
American border slide: A fine line is cut on the sides of the slide where the flats meet the upper radius. One of those aesthetic niceties that is a sharp addition to a full house custom.
Mill flat top of slide and serrate at 40 lpi: For a little something extra, the to of the slide is flattened and 40 line per inch serrations are added.
Detail complete pistol: Some call it 'melting', but I use a file, not a grinding wheel. Every sharp edge is given an identical angles cut. In addition, all lines are straightened and all tooling marks are removed. The slide stop is given a 'makeover' and the slide stop hole is recessed. As with an custom I make, attention to detail is of the utmost importance. Each and every part is modified until it achieves absolute perfection in both looks and feel. Anybody can install parts. The difference in my work comes from making sure all of the parts and pieces that make up a pistol flow together.
Master grade blueing of slide and small parts: No power bluffing wheels or such 'timesaving' devices are used. Hand polishing only. Elbow grease. The old fashioned way.
Hard anodizing of the frame: Bead blasted to match the bead blasted areas (non flats)of the slide.
Smoothed and contoured grips: Thinner than the norm. Smooth, for a more comfortable and snag-free carry. Unlike checkered ones, these won't snag or catch on your skin, shirt or sweater when using an IWB holster.
Thin slot grip screws: Aligned, as they should be on any firearm of genuine custom quality.