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Old 05-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #11
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On your list: Ruger. Why? Their reputation for excellent Customer Support. Along with the best chance of not ever needing it.
Other options: Springfield Armory. Huge line-up, something for nearly all price points and tastes.
Sig? A matter of taste. I have never liked the "signature Sig cut" on the slide. It just bugs me, YMMV. That said, the Sig "Traditional" line has some nice options.
I like the look of the slide on my sig. That said it is frustrating to have to find a custom holster. I got a Kramer leather that works great after being broken in. Springfields are nice too. I'd look into a kimber for $800 before I bought it. Smells fishy.
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I like the look of the slide on my sig. That said it is frustrating to have to find a custom holster. I got a Kramer leather that works great after being broken in. Springfields are nice too. I'd look into a kimber for $800 before I bought it. Smells fishy.
Yeah I agree with rifleman I haven't seen a kimber around here for less then a 1000.00
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I just love Kimber.
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I am going to purchase a 1911 and am between a Remington R1, Ruger SR1911, and a kimber custom ii. It will mainly be used for target use, but will also probably be taken in the truck with me from time to time. What's your guys opinion?
I would beware of the Kimber. Chances are great that you will get a good one. Based on my experience, if you don't get a good one you may have a problem with their repair service. They never did fix mine after 3 tries, and each try made it worse. They did refund my purchase price, but I had to get nasty to get it.

If it was me I would consider a Sig. Mine is flawless.
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You looking for a GI model or a tactical model?
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I like the look of the slide on my sig. That said it is frustrating to have to find a custom holster. I got a Kramer leather that works great after being broken in. Springfields are nice too. I'd look into a kimber for $800 before I bought it. Smells fishy.
A Kimber Custom II goes for just under $800 from Bud's. The only thing fishy is that the similar offerings from Remington or Ruger are cheaper.
Kimber is not "special" in the premium sense of the word. Their one year warranty and hit-or-miss customer service are, however, "special" in the "riding the short bus" sense of the word. IMHO, Kimber makes an average pistol with an above average price.
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Should have mentioned that I would like to keep the price at $800 or less
You should be able to get a Sig at that price point. Mine was $845 including sales tax and background check. Of course they were better times for buying a gun. Now I don't know what the same gun would go for. THIS is the one I have.
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I do not have any room in my safe for any Kimber.

Have you checked out the used firearms? There are deals to be had if you don't mind buying used.

But either way, do consider the additional costs of holster and extra mags.
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Yeah I agree with rifleman I haven't seen a kimber around here for less then a 1000.00
I'm starting to wonder if this is regional. I got a Stainless Compact for $700 and Super Carry Custom for $1100 (both new) from my LGS. However, I've never seen a Colt on the shelf for less than $1000, and that's for the "base" models. My Defender & New Agent were both about $1100 after tax.
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I'm starting to wonder if this is regional. I got a Stainless Compact for $700 and Super Carry Custom for $1100 (both new) from my LGS. However, I've never seen a Colt on the shelf for less than $1000, and that's for the "base" models. My Defender & New Agent were both about $1100 after tax.
Some areas understand the real value of Colts.
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