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Old 12-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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Just a thought. If it is mainly a target gun and a 1911 is what your after, you can get one in 9mm. Much cheaper to buy and reload.
I think the 9mm is pretty cool in a 1911, but there is just something about shooting a 45 that I like.
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I am looking to buy a 1911, as a first pistol. So how do you 1911 fanatics feel about the Kimber custom 2? Or any other recommendations? I will mostly use it for target shooting so only full size models, and nothing over $1,000.
I recently bought a Kimber TLE/RL II, and I just got back from shooting it for the first time. I LOVE this 1911. Right out of the box I was tagging the target DEAD-ON at 45 feet. After 350 rounds, not a single problem.
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I think the 9mm is pretty cool in a 1911, but there is just something about shooting a 45 that I like.
I understand.
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I recently bought a Kimber TLE/RL II, and I just got back from shooting it for the first time. I LOVE this 1911. Right out of the box I was tagging the target DEAD-ON at 45 feet. After 350 rounds, not a single problem.
God what a BEAUTIFUL gun, And good shooting. I like that skeletonized trigger and the SS color. Are those high profile sights?
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I have no complaints about the Pro Crimson Carry II that I own. Haven't had to use their customer service. I'd say I've read about as many complaints about Kimber & their customer service as I've read compliments. But, considering they are the largest 1911 producer, volume wise, it's understandable they'll have mor complaints.

I will say that I feel they are living off their past reputation for making a fine 1911 & may no longer be the pistol they used to be. Even though I am happy with my Kimber & actually have a couple more on my collection list, with $1000 budget, I'd look real strongly at getting a Colt in lieu of the Kimber. But, that Kimber Classic II should cost you $750-$800 new & a Colt will be higher, depending on how good a deal you can find. Their entry level 1911 will probably be, on an average of $850+.
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God what a BEAUTIFUL gun, And good shooting. I like that skeletonized trigger and the SS color. Are those high profile sights?
Those are Meprolight night sights, and they work extremely well.
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