Kimber's KPD - A Very Steyr-like Pistol!

Discussion in 'Other Handguns' started by mikey, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. mikey

    mikey New Member

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    Somebody on one of the other boards posted this link, commenting that this new Kimber KPD “sure looks a lot like a Steyr.”

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/kpd/

    And - except for the DAO trigger - yeah, it does! Kimber even boasts about how the piece “fits the hand and points naturally.”

    I’m still a Steyr believer . . . but I still wouldn’t mind testing out this new Kimber. Anybody checked one out yet?
     
  2. MrApathy

    MrApathy Active Member

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    rumors abound its a S&W M&P licensed to kimber
     

  3. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Looks like a tactical sized Steyr...... :lol: but it doesn't say much about the workings.......sub frame? strker pre-cock?...........
     
  4. Ripped

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    8-9 lb trigger pull EWWWW.. definately a S&W byproduct.. not Steyr. although the Slide "LINES" and rear of the firearm have similarities of a steyr pistol..

    [​IMG]
     
  5. mikey

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    Yes, I wasn't thinking "Steyr-like" in the mechanical sense. I just thought that the dished-out area in the top rear of the grip (where the web of the hand goes) looked awfully Steyr.

    From that, I wondered if it points like a Steyr. Only Steyrs (and, to a lesser extent, Glocks) really point well for me. 1911-type pistols all point low.

    You're right, though: if it has a long, heavy DAO trigger, I'd probably still pass on the piece, even if it points well.
     
  6. SELFDEFENSE

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    Nice try, but no cigar. 8-9 lb. trigger [-(
     
  7. exexpat08

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    What if the Steyr and Kahr had a mutant child?

    Looks ok really but as said... who thought that trigger pull would be acceptable to anyone but the HIPOINT set?