Originally Posted by jeremyc
Also had problems with the rear sights coming loose...asked them to repair that as well. I'm definitely looking at getting something different....would love the Colt of Kimber, but out of my $$ range. Maybe the Beretta or an XD.
JC, depends on how you use the gun.
Is it a pop can plinker, range lizard or does it function as a carry?
Budget works for the first two, but your (my) life is not based on $$ but on confidence in the weapon. My two regular carries are Colts, not because of how much $$ I spent on them but because I trust them with my life.
One of my favorite range lizards is my Glock 22, a fun gun but paper targets don't respond in kind! If the barrel goes kb I only need to duck the shrapnel and not a Tango's incoming!
If youre considering a Beretta or XD you are only a short time in saving from the Colt or Kimber. If you shop wisely, and we get passed this feeding frenzy of "The Arming of the True American Backbone" (I bet its scaring the sh!t out of the libs) you will find some real bargains.
Trust me on this one, when the wanta-bees regain their common sense (if they ever had any) and realizes they dont need 3 of the same style guns or 5K rounds of ammo. These new guns will start to show up as used and at bargain $$.
Be smart, and I know you are because you are doing your research and youre a member of this forum, and do one of the hardest things us humans must do. That is to use your intellect, rather than emotion to make decisions. This emotion driven, must-buy-it-now activity is evidenced by the heard mentality of the current noboma feeding frenzy.
I take the advice, and share it with you, from an old drag racing friend who said, Sometimes you just need to drive through the tire shake. Stick it out, it will get better when the demand slows. If the market reacts, as it always does, by ramping up of production and inventories there will be a glut. Look at the price of oil!
Get what you need
now, and wait
for what you want. This time it will work, trust me, price is based only