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Old 05-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #21
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I have a SIG and have owned two Colts, which I sold because they were 1980's vintage and awful guns. Have never owned a Kimber, have looked at them, but they just don't seem, currently, to be put together all that well. Of the three manufacturers listed, although I don't "get" the "Colt - the original" mindset, I'd probably buy a Colt.

The SIG is a nice gun, and I have no problem with the external extractor, but when you look closely at it, there are some things that lack in execution. They are a great carry gun as I would have no problem throwing it on the ground, pavement, or having it stored in an evidence room for an extended length of time. To me, they're sort of the Glock of 1911's - wouldn't miss it if it was gone, as I could easily get another one.
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Ahh ...yes...the hackneyed buggy whip canard. In fact, there are many buggy whip manufacturers today - people still use buggy whips. If you took the time to search before whipping out the beaten-to-death false metaphor - I think you'd find that buggy whips are new and improved, some made from fiberglass, and a number of collapsible models. Don't try and tell a harness racer that there aren't any buggy whips....
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I have a Kimber, shoots like a dream.
Out of the box you have installed bells and whistles.

Things to watch out for with a Kimber:
Paying too much.
The finish on it is weak, just by holding it some finish has been removed and bare metal exposed.
The front bushing is probably going to get worn out after thousands of rounds making the barrel loose (just a guess)
Few Failure to feeds during the break in period (500 rounds).
Dumb name and worse logo.

That being said, out of the x# of guns I own/have shot it is my favorite and the one I trust for HD and crazy accurate with all sorts of ammo.

If I could do it again, I would probably look at Colt for it is a Legend.

I love the classic look of black with Coco.
Bought the base model Custom II and added the grips for a classic look.

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(Taken just after first trip to the range, you can see the finish already rubbing off the back)

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Out of the three Kimbers I used to own the Kimber Custom TLE II .45 was the best of the three. It made a good trade in on one of my new Colts.
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For the money, your money if you have to work for it yourself, I say SIG. My Nitron Commander and my SIG Ultra 1911s 799.99 and 899.99 respectfully have been wonderfull! I owned a SIG Scorpion Carry but sold it since it was to heavy and large for EDC. That was 999.99.

The SIG slide cut I really like too. SIG uses aggressive checkering on their MSH and front of grip. That is where I see most grip comes from while other 1911 makers leave the front grip w/ no checkering. Little stuff like that.

Old people use real guitars, young people use guitar hero. Old people use Colts cause their grand pappy used a Colt fighting the Revolution, Red Coats, and what not. Today's younger people use SIG, Kimber, and others. Just the way it is.
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Well ended up getting a Christensen. I know whole different ball park than what we were talking about. I went into a store to help my friend get his first handgun and I was the one walking out with a new one instead. I couldn't pass it up when the owner gave it to me for cost! I haven't got a chance to try it out yet but hopefully tomorrow. And yes I'm still keeping my Colt and Sig. Thanks for all your input.
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I have a Kimber Compact Stainless II, I love it, shoots very clean. After 1200 rounds or so, never a jam, ftf or stovepipe. Its my daily carry gun and wouldn't wear it if I didn't trust it to save my life at the moment of truth.
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In terms of QC, fit and finish, Customer service, and overall value:
1. Colt
2. SIG
3. Ruger
4. S&W
5. Springfield
6. Kimber

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Well ended up getting a Christensen. I know whole different ball park than what we were talking about. I went into a store to help my friend get his first handgun and I was the one walking out with a new one instead. I couldn't pass it up when the owner gave it to me for cost! I haven't got a chance to try it out yet but hopefully tomorrow. And yes I'm still keeping my Colt and Sig. Thanks for all your input.
Of course you know we need pictures... especially of that fancy smancy Christensen
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Here is my new 1911, I have only put a hundred rounds through it so far so not broken in yet. I was very happy though with the accuracy so far and can't wait to see after it's broken in.
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That is a sexy 1911
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