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12-25-2008 07:05 AM  8 years agoPost 21
SilverEagle2

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I have a Springfield Armory 1911 NM Serial#. Great gun. Good solid piece. Worth a lot. Simple, great support for parts and service, reliable.

My next purchase will be the SA XDm 9 though. Great little piece and can't beat the mag cap if it is leagle in your state.

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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12-25-2008 01:09 PM  8 years agoPost 22
George Matthews

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hockeysew

Hows about the Kimbers that come out of there custom shop?
Do you think the quality is any better?
This is one of the reasons I chose the CDP II line.
Also I understand that Kimber went to internal extractors which should help eliminate the extraction issues.

George Matthews

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12-25-2008 03:47 PM  8 years agoPost 23
hulley

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I recently bought a Taurus PT1911 SS for $580, if I'm gonna spend $1200-1500 I'm gonna buy a rifle. I shot a few hundred rounds through the PT1911 and it was flawless and the groupings were as tight as my Sig or my FNP-40. The Taurus is no Kimber or Para-o but its a damn nice gun, no complaints.

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12-25-2008 09:00 PM  8 years agoPost 24
hockeysew

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George- For the money I would look at the Baer or a Springy out of the custom shop. The customer support from either is going to surpass Kimber any day of the week. Plus like I said before-Kimbers are really hit or miss.
Some folks love theirs-others hate them and unload them as soon as possible.
You want to take a look at a very nice 1911, especially for carry:
http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=66

Built by CZ and one of the nicest out of the box 1911's out there. Very tight and you need to keep it real wet for the first 300 or so rounds until it gets a bit broken in.
Dont overlook the Smith and Wesson line of 1911's either:
http://www.smithwessonhandguns.com/...zed_Pistol.aspx
http://www.smithwessonhandguns.com/...nsite_Pist.aspx
Mine is one of the tightest 1911's I have ever had and the only thing I have done to it is polish the feed ramp. A lot of very nice features on it out of the box such as: match barrel and bushing-full length guide rod,checkered frame,double cocking serrations on the slide,ambidextrous thumb safety,nice beavertail all from the factory.
I used it when I qualified for my CCW and scored 298 out of 300, straight from the box.
Smith & Wesson's also have an external extractor which concerned me a bit at first, but it has proven flawless with not one FTE (Fail To Eject) in over 3000 rounds.
All of that for $700.00! You wont even come close to that in a Kimber.
I have not seen one out of the custom shop so I cannot make a call on them. I am sure you will pay dearly for it though. They did wise up and go back to the internal extractor but Kimber is Kimber.

Spend your money where you will be happiest, but from my experience, especially from a custom shop you can do better than Kimber.
Wilson, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Nowlin, Cylinder & Slide, Springfield, Smith and Wesson are all places that would get my cash for a custom 1911 before Kimber would.

Hulley- The Taurus is a decent pistol but one thing to keep in mind-They wont take standard mil-spec 1911 parts!

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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12-25-2008 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 25
hulley

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Hockeysew, I thought I read somewhere that they would take mil spec parts, oh well. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the 1911. My PT1911 feels good in my hands but I just cant seem to get comfortable handling it like my Sig p225 or my FNP-40. I think 1911s are like supermodels, you need to really get to know them to learn to handle them properly! I like having a decocking lever, da/sa trigger, being able to field strip in a few seconds. I cant do that with my 1911. Its pretty much my safe queen.

Eat Sleep 3D

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12-25-2008 09:40 PM  8 years agoPost 26
TaleGunner

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Deer Park WA

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I have a Kimber 45 custom very nice weapon allbeit overpriced. I bought it to replace a 20+ year old glock 21 needless to say I am a glock man as I still carry the glock as my carry weapon.

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12-26-2008 04:36 AM  8 years agoPost 27
banshee rider

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n.e. illinois

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For a lot of info on 1911s check out
http://m1911.org/
I personaly have several kimbers that work flawless.
I use a kimber gold match classic for bullseye league shooting. that i sent to the kimber custom shop for a trigger job and to have it accurized that i will put up against any les baer, rock river,wilson,
or masaki custom gun any day. it probably has 20.000 rounds thru it now and it will still put 5 rounds in a 1 inch hole at 50 yards.
altho like hockeysew says some people seem to have trouble with them.

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12-26-2008 05:10 AM  8 years agoPost 28
seflyer

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Northern California,​Palo Cedro

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I have a Kimber Eclipse custom shop gun and a Wilson combat Thunder Ranch. can find no fault with either, the Wilson combat edges the Kimber for grouping but not by much, there was a 1500.00 difference in price as well.

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