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mrb1982 06-01-2011 03:22 AM

Kimber or Ruger
 
I am fairly new to shooting handguns but have a hankering to get a 1911. Although I obviously like some of the higher end guns, I think it would be wise to start out with something a little bit less. What has caught my eye is the Kimber Custom series and the new Ruger SR1911. I've read a fair amount in some searches that I have done on here. Just kinda curious on any other input. Personally at this point I am leaning toward something like a Kimber Custom or TLE. Any opinion/factual input would be great. Thanks.

KMO 06-01-2011 11:56 AM

Ruger, Hands Down
 
You will not be disappointed if you go with the Ruger. The SR1911 is going to cut into the sales of so-called "higher end" 1911's because Ruger is offering a comparable pistol at a much more reasonable price. The fit, finish, & performance are outstanding. And, since it's made where the good stuff is, don't forget the dead rattlesnake grips...

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...tt/SR1911d.jpg

towboater 06-01-2011 02:43 PM

Ruger!!!!!

rifleman1 06-01-2011 02:59 PM

i would go with the ruger.

DinkyDauDon 06-01-2011 04:19 PM

For your first 1911 you can't go wrong picking the Ruger. Shoot the heck out of it then figure out what you want different for your second one...thrust me, there will be a second!

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...DirtyDozen.jpg

mrb1982 06-01-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DinkyDauDon (Post 515660)
For your first 1911 you can't go wrong picking the Ruger. Shoot the heck out of it then figure out what you want different for your second one...thrust me, there will be a second!

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...DirtyDozen.jpg

lol well said hahahaha

Gojubrian 06-01-2011 05:53 PM

Get a Kimber!

I'll wait on a Ruger. While everything I have heard about them has been good so far, they haven't had them out long enough to really tell.

I wonder how many SR1911's have been sold?

I can tell you how many Kimber's.......50,000-60,000 a year for quite some time. You hear a few complaints about Kimber, but not bad at all if you compare the numbers!

B1911 06-01-2011 07:58 PM

Would it be wrong to suggest a Springfield Armory? Maybe the Mil-Spec, Range Officer, or Loaded? If you've already narrowed down to the Ruger or Kimber, then that's cool -- I just have no direct experience with them.

relichound 06-02-2011 05:08 AM

http://www.firearmstalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1619&cat=547



i love my kimber ,, shoots like a champ ,, why not get both and let them shoot it out lol

relichound 06-02-2011 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by mrb1982 (Post 515706)
lol well said hahahaha


no kidding you got more .45s than an armory lol like the custom grips with initials btw


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