Originally Posted by Gloves
Why not the Custom II? I have no idea what an internal/external extractor
is. Swartz firing pin safety is a no-no? My tiny 1911 world is collapsing, HELP!!!
Don't pay Cane to close of attention, he is the resident Colt bigot and he is so old he forgets that occassionally there are ideas out there that "the traditionalists" like he and NGIB don't approve of.
There is nothing wrong with a Kimber Custom II. I have one ( though it's a Target II, still a Custom model ) and carried it for years. I have never had a problem with it. Ate what I fed it, shot on target, worked every time and never let me down. Not even when I purchased a "drop in" .460 Rowland kit. In fact, it dropped right in and worked. *ZING!*
Now, the Custom II isn't as highly coveted as the original Custom, but it doesn't cost as much either.
As this is your FIRST 1911
, something people around here tend to forget when dispensing advice on this platform, you should find a pistol that YOU
like and that YOU
Taking out a second mortage and buying what Cane or I would like to have doesn't mean it's going to be the right pistol for you. If it's not, you might not get what you paid for it back, inspite of buying a "highly recommended" pistol.