Originally Posted by MrWray
A long time ago Taurus twins "siblings"had sex, 9 months later, kimber popped out
Hey Now, that's about enough of that...
I bought a Colt 1991 A1 14 years ago and a Kimber Eclipse Pro II 8 years ago. No, it's not a fair comparison with the 1991 being Colts entry level gun and the Pro II being at the upper end of the Kimber scale but it's what I've got and while both guns are GREAT shooters the fit, finish, and internal workmanship, IE tool marks of my Kimber FAR surpass the Colt.
Admittedly it's been a decade since I've bought from either manufacturer but AT THAT TIME there was not much argument the Kimber was a builder on the rise turning out affordable quality that you could not get from Colt without adding 1K with your gunsmith.
Refreshingly Colt seems to have Recently awakened and are once again turning out top notch 1911's at a price thats competitive but this a new development.
Personally i like em both and am happy to see some new innovation and a recommitment to the civilian market by Colt.