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Old 10-26-2010, 05:12 AM   #1
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Between the Springfield Armory EMP 9mm and the Kimber Aegis II 9mm, which do you folks prefer and why? The price and features are pretty much the same (The Springfield carries 1 more round and has an ambi safety, neither of which is strictly necessary for me), and both are, as far as I can tell, 1911's designed around the 9mm rather than adapted.

And yes, I'm very sorry about the round, but learning to shoot .45 would cost me the amount of the gun all over again, and I'm a starving college student. My first Christmas bonus when I get a job is going straight into a real 1911, I promise. =P

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Old 10-26-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Para Ordnance Warthog Pistol 45 ACP

Kimber Aegis II Ultra $1100 8+1 9mm
Springfield EMP $1200 9+1 9mm

Para Ordinance Warthog $800 10+1 45acp

cheaper, more rounds, and its a 45

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Between the Springfield Armory EMP 9mm and the Kimber Aegis II 9mm, which do you folks prefer and why? The price and features are pretty much the same (The Springfield carries 1 more round and has an ambi safety, neither of which is strictly necessary for me), and both are, as far as I can tell, 1911's designed around the 9mm rather than adapted.

And yes, I'm very sorry about the round, but learning to shoot .45 would cost me the amount of the gun all over again, and I'm a starving college student. My first Christmas bonus when I get a job is going straight into a real 1911, I promise. =P
I'd probably pick the springfield over the two. I just like the emp's better.
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I'd go for the EMP.

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I've never had any Kimbers, but I had two Springers, a Mil Spec and a 9mm EMP. I liked the EMP a bunch and it was a handsome pistol as well.

The only thing I didn't care for was having to use the clippy thing on the recoil spring to field strip the pistol.

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for a starving college student that is a lot of dough to drop for a kimber or springfield. get the Para! I have owned a Para 14-45 for over 8 years and absolutely love the thing. they shoot like a dream!

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In my opinion the Springfield is the better built weapon between the twp thew OP listed. Though the Para is a very nice weapon as well I'm not sure it's better than the Springer. But it is a a 45.

Sticking with the OPs choices though the decision is easy. But admittedly I am no fan of anything Kimber has made.

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Seems like a lot of money to spend on a 9mm to me. Get a quality 9mm and keep the rest of the money in a fund for a real 1911 is what I'd do. I've owned 1911s in other calibers before and they just aren't the same as a real .45 so I no longer have any. All of my .45s are 1911s and the rest of my non-.45s are mostly Sigs and I'm pretty happy with the 2 platforms.

If you must - I'd go with the EMP as I prefer Springer to Kimber...

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While I can't attest to 1911's not being as good in other calibers because I've never shot them, that seems like an awful lot to spend for a carry 9mm. If I were you, I would take a hard look at the CZ 2075 RAMI. I've never shot one, but I've held it and it feels nice in my hands, and I own the SP-01, which is a full size by CZ and it's an amazing pistol. You could get one of these, a case of ammo, a few trips to the range to familiarize yourself with it, and still be WAY under the price of either of the two mentioned.

Thats just my two cents.

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