Well, I went to my local Cabela's and was drooling over the Kimber Super Carry 5" with the perfectly round radius-ed bobtail and alloy frame last weekend, so I looked and found the Super Carry plus (3" slide on Commander alloy frame with bobtail) and fell in love....till I saw the $1400 price tag. So I talked to a friend of mine and then went to Midway and ordered an Ed Brown BT MSH and the fitting jig and turned them over Tuesday night along with my Government-turned-Commander test frame. Last night I got my frame back drilled and with a 45* back cut and ready to be hand fitted at home. An hour later this is what I had...
I will have to run some test loads through the gun to verify the new MSH and spring, but all in all it's sweet. I took the chance to have the frame sugarsand-blasted and all the internals detail cleaned and relubed, as well as I hand contoured the frame, housing and even matched my hogue grips to fit. The frame is a tad heavy, but I plan to pick up a Para LTC LW Commander tomorrow and do the same thing to it. I prefer ramped barrels in my alloy guns so it should work well.
With $120, an hours work, and a friend who used to do metal work you can have a complete bob-tail conversion. The pistol feels awesome now and I can't wait for a range day to give it a go.
Kimber can kiss my a**.... both guns will have cost me less than their Super Carry even after rebuilding the Para with my preference in parts.