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Old 12-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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When buying a Kimber are you really buying that much more quality or are you paying that much more money for the name?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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In my opinion, they are over priced.
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I think Kimbers are extremely over priced. For the same price you could get an H&K
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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.
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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.
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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.
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In my opinion, they are over priced.
Amen to the umpteenth. Buddy has one in 40sw and I'm not at all impressed.
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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.
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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.
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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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