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WeeMan9194 12-09-2012 06:32 PM

Kimber
 
When buying a Kimber are you really buying that much more quality or are you paying that much more money for the name?

Olympus 12-09-2012 06:36 PM

In my opinion, they are over priced.

rhyno13 12-09-2012 06:39 PM

I think Kimbers are extremely over priced. For the same price you could get an H&K

Axxe55 12-09-2012 06:41 PM

personally, they make a very good looking pistol, but with the limited warranty and the price which IMO is inflated for what you are getting, i feel there are better choices to buy.

locutus 12-09-2012 07:55 PM

IMHO, if I were looking for a new 1911, I'd buy a Colt.

Kinbers are fine, well made weapons, no doubt about it.

But appearance, and "Kewl Factor" are way down at the bottom of my list of things to pay extra for.

Olympus 12-09-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhyno13 (Post 1045517)
I think Kimbers are extremely over priced. For the same price you could get an H&K

Didn't know H&K was making a 1911 now. ;)

BeyondTheBox 12-09-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 1045513)
In my opinion, they are over priced.

Amen to the umpteenth. Buddy has one in 40sw and I'm not at all impressed.

otisthecat 12-10-2012 12:25 AM

So what would be the right price point? They seem to run right around the same starting price as a Sig or Springfield (my Kimber Compact was $800), and slightly less than a Colt. Since that's the group Kimbers are typically compared against when talking quality, the price never seemed like an issue for me.

That said, while I have zero complaints with the Kimber, my next pistol will more than likely be a Colt.:)

BeyondTheBox 12-10-2012 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by otisthecat (Post 1045887)
So what would be the right price point? They seem to run right around the same starting price as a Sig or Springfield (my Kimber Compact was $800), and slightly less than a Colt. Since that's the group Kimbers are typically compared against when talking quality, the price never seemed like an issue for me.

That said, while I have zero complaints with the Kimber, my next pistol will more than likely be a Colt.:)

I think those are all over priced. It's all just personal preference and individual value placement.

Olympus 12-10-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by otisthecat (Post 1045887)
So what would be the right price point? They seem to run right around the same starting price as a Sig or Springfield (my Kimber Compact was $800), and slightly less than a Colt. Since that's the group Kimbers are typically compared against when talking quality, the price never seemed like an issue for me.

That said, while I have zero complaints with the Kimber, my next pistol will more than likely be a Colt.:)

Kimber's entry model, the Custom II starts around that price point. They go up from there.


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