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Old 01-12-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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If Colt doesn't float his boat, tell him to look past Kimber to Dan Wesson. Brilliant guns, better warranty, and little to no MIM.
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Great customer support too. I went to them with a problem with a USED, out of warranty PM7. Keith offered a couple easy fixes to try before resorting to a smith or shipping it. I can't confirm, but I suspect any number of other companies would have told me to go pound sand or had me ship it for fixing at shop rates. Anyway, problem solved.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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I'm a fan of the older Colts. The stuff they are making leaves me wanting more of the older quality of the Series 70 guns.

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Some would say the Kimber is over priced because of all the MIM parts & the Colt only has 4 MIM parts.
Stupid question I know, but what exactly is MIM? I'm not complete in all the terms of a 1911
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Stupid question I know, but what exactly is MIM? I'm not complete in all the terms of a 1911
Metal injection molding*(MIM) is a*metalworkingprocess where finely-powdered metal is mixed with a measured amount of binder material to comprise a 'feedstock' capable of being handled by*plasticprocessing equipment through a process known asinjection mold*forming. The molding process allows complex parts to be shaped in a single operation and in high volume. End products are commonly component items used in various industries and applications. The nature of MIM feedstock flow is defined by a physics called rheology.[1]*Current equipment capability requires processing to stay limited to products that can be molded using typical volumes of 100*grams or less per "shot" into the mold. Rheology does allow this "shot" to be distributed into multiple cavities, thus becoming cost-effective for small, intricate, high-volume products which would otherwise be quite expensive to produce by alternate or classic methods.
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I have two Kimbers...some early problems with one, none with the other. I think they are outstanding. Fortunately, I've never had to use the customer service because I have heard very little good about it.

When I was shopping for them, I looked at a few colts, but they were somewhat more $$$. I felt the Kimbers were quality for the price, and I still do. Others on here won't feel the same, and obviously this is only my opinion.

As far as Kimber over Colt? Well as I said, I have two Kims...Kimbers are used for my "avatar"...but OVER Colt? Yeah....I'm not quite that bold.

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I have two Kimbers...some early problems with one, none with the other. I think they are outstanding. Fortunately, I've never had to use the customer service because I have heard very little good about it.

When I was shopping for them, I looked at a few colts, but they were somewhat more $$$. I felt the Kimbers were quality for the price, and I still do. Others on here won't feel the same, and obviously this is only my opinion.

As far as Kimber over Colt? Well as I said, I have two Kims...Kimbers are used for my "avatar"...but OVER Colt? Yeah....I'm not quite that bold.
I have several colts-not just 1911s either. I had a kimber compact pro carry II and i had issues w it from the get go. Instead of sending it in i just dug through my stuff and rebuilt it. Now my mom has it and says she likes it ok but prefers to use her taurus 1911 or my colt 1911 commander. She usually carries the commander just because its smaller and "prettier". Its just plain jane except for some cheap knock off compact zebra striped grips in black and white

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Colt is the classic choice for sure. But, Kimber is respectable too.

My experience with match grade kimbers is that they are very tight out of the box, but loosen up with 300 or so rounds. Kimber offers a lot of standard upgrades in package deals, saving costly after purchase work or custom shop work.

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