Need 1911 experts
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > Need 1911 experts

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TGReaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 123
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default Need 1911 experts

I require help from people that are more knowledgeable than I am with 1911 pistols.
I am having trouble deciding between an STI Ranger 11 and a Kimber Pro carry 11.
Advice? Tks. Dan

__________________

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

TGReaper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-14-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,744
Liked 5797 Times on 3027 Posts
Likes Given: 397

Default

colt or springfield MUCH better guns. my opinion kimber doesnt make 1911's. they make a single action single stack 45acp that resembles a 1911.

others im sure, will have different opinions.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...


Last edited by JonM; 01-14-2011 at 02:42 AM.
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 06:12 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
willfully armed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Olathe,JOCO KS
Posts: 1,998
Liked 127 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Not sure about the cost of the STI, but I adored my pro carry. Sweet trigger, super short reset, lazer accurate.

Also appears the Kimber is considerably cheaper.




There's nothing colt or Springfield can do to make a nicer 4" carry gun. That like asking who makes the best AR15A2......RRA? Bushmaster? Its all the same man!

__________________

I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?

Why do you feel it necessary to list your guns?

willfully armed is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 06:52 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOKIE_FAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 64
Default

I agree with JonM- Springfield Armory is the way to go.

__________________

Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

HOKIE_FAN is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 08:06 AM   #5
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,377
Liked 2950 Times on 1700 Posts
Likes Given: 1271

Default

I would say Springer. STI has been around a while, but the Ranger has not been in their lineup until lately.

Take a look at numbers sold.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,152
Liked 22 Times on 7 Posts

Default

This is my 4" 1911 and I'm extremely happy. I'm a Springer fan as I've yet to own a bad one and they don't put FPBs or other superfluous extras in their guns. The lock in their MSH is easily removed by swapping it out if you want - and I generally replace flats with arched anyway. I have nothing against Kimber or STI (I've owned both) but I think Springer gives you more bang for the buck...

__________________
NGIB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GEORGIA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Georgia Mountains,GEORGIA
Posts: 56
Default

I also have a Springfield 1911 that scores 100 over 100.

You must have deep pockets,burning,on fire,because them STI guns are seriously expensive and nothing special.Of course,i did pay 1300 for my TRP.

Kimber has a love/hate reputation,dont know what to tell ya.

__________________

Springfield TRP
Mossberg 590
Krav Maga

GEORGIA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #8
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,377
Liked 2950 Times on 1700 Posts
Likes Given: 1271

Default

GEORGIA, You may want to do a little more homework. The Ranger is the cheaper STI.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 11:23 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
General_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lumpkin,Georgia
Posts: 1,268
Liked 17 Times on 9 Posts

Default

As another resident forum Springer fanboy, my vote goes for Springfield as well.
I've handled STI's and Kimbers, but for some reason the Springfield feels like quality when you put it in your hand.
Nothing wrong with Kimber or STI, they're good guns.

One thing I like about Springfield is they stay closer to JMB's original design more than some others. No external extractors or firing pin blocks.

__________________
General_lee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 11:25 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Squirrel_Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Rocklin,California
Posts: 1,135
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonm View Post
colt or springfield much better guns. My opinion kimber doesnt make 1911's. They make a single action single stack 45acp that resembles a 1911.

Others im sure, will have different opinions.
preposterous!
__________________
Squirrel_Slayer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Kukri Experts?????? DrGonzo11 Other Weapons 7 02-14-2011 02:25 AM
Question for the experts Groundhog Revolver Handguns 8 12-29-2010 08:42 PM
Hollywood gun experts opaww The Club House 9 08-14-2009 02:37 AM
One question for the experts volksgrenadier128 General Rifle Discussion 5 08-01-2009 06:08 PM