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Old 09-08-2011, 02:04 AM   #11
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i would really like a 1911 now my sisters bf told me he would sell one of his kimbers to me in my price range. A kimber stainless custom 2 for 650 and not alot of rounds out of it yet. Which i think is a pretty good deal considering he paid 880 for it. Its going to be a gun where it will be by my side everywhere i go. I was going to save and buy a kimber crimson but i would like to get a green laser and not red but i dont think they make a grip laser in green just yet not to mention there around $950. would you buy a kimber stainless custom 2 for 650 for a protection pistol. i know its not the smallest pistol but its not to big either.

It is highly likely I would especially if is one individual to another, as you describe.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
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Take a look at the Smith & Wesson M&P series pistols as well.
x2 I would seriously consider an M&P 45 or XDm 45

The M&Pc 45 (compact) still caries 8 rounds so it would fit well in a night stand and still have capacity to shoot something in the dark .

I know I only have a few post on here so let me say this in the most respectful way... I think 1911 are great for what they are but the design of semi-auto pistols has come a long way, so I would be very careful buying a mediocre 1911. The high end ones are nice and fun to shoot though. Plus they got 22lr conversion kits out now that let you practice with out breaking the bank.

Just an opinion I never owned a 1911 and I have had trouble with my M&P 40 so take that for what it's worth...
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An XD-45 ($500) is a very good 45acp. The same applies to similar polymers (Glock, SW M&P, FN)

A Sig P220 ($700-900) is a gooder 45acp.

A nice 1911 ($700 - a whole bunch more than 700) is probably the goodest 45acp.

And if you want a high functioning 45acp on the cheap? Look into Bersa. Haven't shot one myself, but I hear a lot of really good things.
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bungie, if you are already going down the path of 1911, I'm sure not going to stop you. A government size 5" (Kimber = "Custom") is a pretty large beast, though, for carrying every day. They are perfect for throwing baby-size projectiles very accurately downrange very quickly, and some 'round these parts even carry them. It may feel really fun at first, but carrying a full-size 1911 is not for the faint of heart. And you won't know how it fits for you until after carrying it for awhile.

At least there's this, almost every holster you buy for your Kimber, you'll be able to use for all future 1911's you buy. (And you will buy many more in your life, FO' SHO'!)
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I've got one of the new Remington R1 1911s. It's a nice gun and you can find them pretty easy under $600 new. I paid just over $560.00 OTD for mine about 8 months ago. It doesn't have a lot of the "necessary" bells and whistles that a lot of people just "must" have. However, it's reliable, goes bang every time I squeeze the trigger. Haven't had any FTF's, FTEs, Stovepipes, FTC's since I bought it.

I did a thorough cleaning and proper oiling on it when I brought it home. I've put about 600 to 700 rounds through it since then. Knock on wood, but I've had no issues.

I'm giving it to a my favorite local gunsmith this week end to get things slicked up a little and some night sights installed. He wants to change the trigger, but I'm not sure. It doesn't have beaver-tail grip safety, but it doesn't bite me so I don't see any reason to put one on it. It doesn't have the extended thumb safety, but I have no issues with the one it has. My thumb fully engages it. It's blue, but, I don't mind blue guns. I'm not carrying this one anyway, it's my nightstand go to.

Just thought I'd bring this one up as no one else has.
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Sig P220 carry is a good choice, it has accuracy, reliability, but a little more than $500.00. You could get a certified used one for about $650 or a new one between $700-$900, but it has very little break in required. Mine was bought mine new and has been one of the best 45s I've ever owned or shot. At 25 yards it can put a box of ammo in a softball size group, for a compact it impressed me.

If you're thinking 1911, my suggestion would be
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Sig P220 carry is a good choice, it has accuracy, reliability, but a little more than $500.00. You could get a certified used one for about $650 or a new one between $700-$900, but it has very little break in required. Mine was bought mine new and has been one of the best 45s I've ever owned or shot. At 25 yards it can put a box of ammo in a softball size group, for a compact it impressed me.

If you're thinking 1911, my suggestion would be
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8e8,

For the $500 figure I would say a Glock or Springfield XD in 45 ACP is your best choices!

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I second sniper's recommendation.
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bought one. Kimber compact stainless 2. Love it
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