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Old 01-06-2008, 02:48 PM   #11
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Default LOOK at S&W Scandium Commander

Similar price point for S&W Scandium Commander....light weight and solid 1911 platform, 100% reliable as compared to Kimber compacts.

Night Sites easy to add and have coated for carry in black.

I wouldnt touch current Kimber pistols..too many MIM parts and lack of factory support.

Scandium S&W frames are MUCH more solid than any light weight aluminum frame offered by anybody.

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Old 01-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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People consistently talk trash about MIM in online forums, however, I have never, ever seen a MIM part fail in real life. I'd like to see some information on gun numbers vs. failure rates from multiple sources.

The MIM process is capable of producing parts that have machine like tolerances, +/- .002", without the expense of the machining process. This makes for high quality, high tolerance parts at a low price.

When sintered, the plastic binders burn out of the metal. Casting is far less reliable and is still used widely. Forging can even produce defects in steel, both mild and stainless. If MIM isn't used, you have to machine parts from either forged of cast metals.
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Doesn't the LTW Commander have a full size grip frame? I really like the Kimber Compact 2's shorter grip frame for CC. And I can get it for less than $850.
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Doesn't the LTW Commander have a full size grip frame? I really like the Kimber Compact 2's shorter grip frame for CC. And I can get it for less than $850.
That's exactly why I bought one.
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I have a Kimber CDP II Pro. Nice pistol. Great tritium low light sights. Pretty good trigger. Dependable. Still prefer the Wilson, but for $1500 less, the Kimber ain't bad.
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kimber's or para ordnance or springfield has some really nice compact .45's
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I had a Kimber Pro 10 II that I dearly loved. It was synthetic frame 1911, 10 round capacity, 4 inch barrel that went for $599 brand new. It is their cheapest model, but what a GREAT gun. As soon as I shot it, I instantly knew why there are so many 1911 fans out there.
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