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Old 09-21-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I need some help deciding on a gun.

I have narrowed the search down to two guns

Kimber Custom II
Springfield "Loaded"
Both in Stainless Steel

I would love to know pros and cons of both. Is one more reliable, more feature rich, etc.

I have heard of Kimbers having a rust problem, any thoughts?

Thanks for all your help!!

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Old 09-21-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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Get the Springfield. Kimbers tend to rust, regardless of how well you take care of them.....

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No comparison, get the kimber!

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...and there you have it. Two posts, two different opinions. Both are excellent pistols. Buy the one that floats your boat.

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Is one outfitted with more features than the other?

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Personally, I've owned Springfields and no Kimbers. both have their followings. Kimbers are supposed to be excellent, although there seems to be some rust issues recently. I really don't have any personal experience with them.

Just check the stats on the websites for features, that will tell you the story. Then, as I said before, buy the one that you like.

BTW, do you have much firearm experience? Will this be your first handgun or your first 1911?

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First 1911

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I love my Kimber Custom II. not had any issues with at all. very accurate and tight fit. However the Springfield is an ecxellent gun as well. I really don't think you could go wrong with either one.

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My first 1911 was a Springfield MilSpec. I sent it to Springfield Custom and had a trigger job done and the barrel throated and the chamber polished and an internal deburring and polishing done. Then I sent it to Novak's and had fiber optic sights installed. It was an excellent and dependable pistol.

My next 1911 was a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special. It was an outstanding pistol; well made, almost too tight and dependable and accurate.

My next 1911 was a Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail or CBOB. Dan Wesson uses a bunch of Ed Brown parts and it was also a quality pistol. Once again, tight, dependable and accurate. It's the only one that I really miss.

My current 1911 is a 1927 Sistema Colt manufactured in 1959. I picked it up for around $350. and then spent around $900. having it customized to my liking. It's essentially a new pistol with a fifty year old frame and slide.
It is by far my favorite 1911, probably because it's essentially a custom gun that was built to my specifications.

I don't think you can go wrong with either Kimber or Springfield. However, if you're in the $1,000. or so price range, take a look at a Dan Wesson.

And keep us informed.

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Here's a pic of the Sistema:

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