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Old 10-10-2010, 04:01 AM   #11
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Oh boy, a Kimber basher.......

Doyou know how many 1911's kimber makes in a year? Do you know how many of those have problems? When you find that out compare that to other manufacturers.
I did my research and STILL bought a Kimber.
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I heart my Kimber Compact.
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My $.02 is to spend more time learning and less money now. Once you're learned the 1911 spend good money on the 2nd one. My real education started after the purchase. I've made a lot of newbie mistakes on an expensive gun. I would have been better off to make them on something like a Rock Island.

Here's an excellent article that might help you. Xavier Thoughts: Choosing Your First 1911
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Oh boy, a Kimber basher.......

Doyou know how many 1911's kimber makes in a year? Do you know how many of those have problems? When you find that out compare that to other manufacturers.
I did my research and STILL bought a Kimber.
Sorry, Brian. I'm not a big Kimber fan either. Maybe I'm the "Kimber problem magnet", but Kimber did not help the matter with their "We don't care" attitude. I'm not a Kimber Basher, but not a fan either.

Not a big fan of MIM parts, in general, but that SAI TRP is a pretty nice piece of work.
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For the money you spend on a Kimber, you can do a lot better, IMO.
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For a couple years I have been telling myself I'm going to give in and buy a Wilson. It's a tough one to swallow though. I have a great 1911, Springfield, that I'm very happy with but I just want a Wilson. I would love to find someone who owns one and shoot it side by side with my Springfield. I really want one but $2,500 on the low end and up to $4,000 on the high end when I have a great 1911 now is just tough.

They are pretty. That's for sure.

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A Wilson to me is just a "Penis Extension" gun. I have shot a couple of them, Nighthawks and Ed Browns too. They are beautiful guns but unless you are a professional competition shooter they are too much. A Colt, Springfield, Kimber or even S&W 1911 will due just fine for me. My guns are there to protect myself and my family from the day Gold Tooth comes through my door. If I hit him 1/8 of an inch off the center of his heart he won't be any less dead. I would rather buy a Colt, Springfield and Kimber for the same price I would pay for one Wilson. Then there are 3 guns hidden in 3 strategic places in my house to help clarify my position to 3 hoods as to why I feel they don't belong in my house. The 2nd Amendment wasn't written so we can shoot 1/2 inch groups in a piece of paper at 25+ yards.
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A Wilson to me is just a "Penis Extension" gun.
That is downright offensive.
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A Wilson to me is just a "Penis Extension" gun. I have shot a couple of them, Nighthawks and Ed Browns too. They are beautiful guns but unless you are a professional competition shooter they are too much. A Colt, Springfield, Kimber or even S&W 1911 will due just fine for me. My guns are there to protect myself and my family from the day Gold Tooth comes through my door. If I hit him 1/8 of an inch off the center of his heart he won't be any less dead. I would rather buy a Colt, Springfield and Kimber for the same price I would pay for one Wilson. Then there are 3 guns hidden in 3 strategic places in my house to help clarify my position to 3 hoods as to why I feel they don't belong in my house. The 2nd Amendment wasn't written so we can shoot 1/2 inch groups in a piece of paper at 25+ yards.
A penis extension? That is ironically the same line that anti gunners use to describe ALL guns.

I have a big pile of nice 1911's, but when I got my Wilson I was very impressed. The plain and simple truth is that they are beautifully made and finished. The cosmetic blems that I see on Colt, Springfield Armory and Kimber these days are non-existent on the Wilsons, Nighthawks, Les Baers, etc.

Is it necessary to spend that much coin to get a good 1911? No way.
Are they overpriced? To some they are, but to others they are not.
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Wilsons are REALLY nice, as are the others mentioned, but if you're just using them for home defense, they are probably overkill unless you're rich.

But for anyone to say that they're a male hormone enhancer like what's-his-name did, well that's just pure BS.
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