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Old 03-15-2011, 11:33 PM   #11
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Ok, so when its between a Kimber or a Dan Wesson what would you guys choose? I know less about Dan Wesson and I know that Kimber is supposed to be one of the best. I found and really like the Kimber Pro Raptor II and the Tactical Pro II is my fav so far (behind the DW). The Kimber is a couple hundred bucks cheaper and I really liked the feel.

I like the idea of building one specific, but I may wait and buy my first one.
Decisions decisions.
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Ok, so when its between a Kimber or a Dan Wesson what would you guys choose? I know less about Dan Wesson and I know that Kimber is supposed to be one of the best. I found and really like the Kimber Pro Raptor II and the Tactical Pro II is my fav so far (behind the DW). The Kimber is a couple hundred bucks cheaper and I really liked the feel.

I like the idea of building one specific, but I may wait and buy my first one.
Decisions decisions.


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From stock I would choose the Dan Wesson 10/10 times!
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From stock I would choose the Dan Wesson 10/10 times!
Just for overall quality or ?
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From stock I would choose the Dan Wesson 10/10 times!
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I would also select the Dan Wesson. Please let us know which one you decide to go with. =)
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hmm this is very cool to know. Im on Bob Servas/Fusions website. So basically you just go down the list and add all the parts you want?
What I did was set down and list out the specific things I wanted my 1911 to have. Then I went to the website and started looking at all the different pictures. I started adding little touches from numerous different guns that I wanted included in mine. I then emailed Bob at Fusion and emailed him my list of requirements and he drafted up a quote. Total price including shipping was $1800 and some change. It had a lot more options than the DW Valors have.

But between Kimber and DW, like others have said, it's a no-brainer for the DW.
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Just for overall quality or ?
Quality, fit,feel,etc etc etc etc......... You would have to put a lot of money into those kimbers to equal the quality of the DW imo.
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What I did was set down and list out the specific things I wanted my 1911 to have. Then I went to the website and started looking at all the different pictures. I started adding little touches from numerous different guns that I wanted included in mine. I then emailed Bob at Fusion and emailed him my list of requirements and he drafted up a quote. Total price including shipping was $1800 and some change. It had a lot more options than the DW Valors have.

But between Kimber and DW, like others have said, it's a no-brainer for the DW.
Maybe I should look more into a custom 1911. I read the "choosing your first 1911" article and it stated that the Kimber IIs has has some reliability issues.
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Quality, fit,feel,etc etc etc etc......... You would have to put a lot of money into those kimbers to equal the quality of the DW imo.
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I would also select the Dan Wesson. Please let us know which one you decide to go with. =)
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Me too.
Well im going to run back into the store tomorrow and play with the DW some more. I did notice that the Kimbers seemed to fit my hand really well. (another reason i want to go back and see the DW). I will report back with that tomorrow.

In terms of searching for a good quality 1911, on to shoot and one for the collection. Am I on the right track? Or am I just way off? I am rereading the articles here to reevaluate myself.
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Changing the grips will give the DW a different feel, too.

Yeah, I go with the majority and say DW. (And never let it go.)
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