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Old 07-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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So I went to the range this morning with my XD9 and rented a S&W 1911 just to see if I could shoot better with a 1911. OMG ! What a difference. Ragged holes with the 1911. So here are my questions ...will a 5 inch shoot more accurately than a 4 inch? I went to Cabelas after the range and looked at a couple Kimbers and a couple Sigs...thoughts? Thanks in advance for your input.

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Theoretically the longer sight radius makes the 5" easier to shoot well. As for the the mechanical accuracy of the pistols, it's probably so close as to not really matter. In my experience the 1" (or less) difference is the least of my accuracy issues.
Of your two options, Sig. Though if you're in that price bracket, Springfield deserves a look, as does Colt.

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A longer barrel will give you better accuracy. I own a Sig and I love it. But buy whatever you like the best.

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Here is the one I like.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_814074_-1_775654_757900_757896_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

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I'd much rather have a Sig.

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Value for dollar, SIG wins over Kimber. IMO anything that SIG makes is worth their prices tag. I love my SIG 1911. I bought a 1911 Nitron, really basic. But the quality and Warranty is quite good. Kimbers are good,but many have said that the "II" models are not up to par with their other models.
My Nitron came in a Tacpac, 3 stainless steel magazines and a kydex holster for $750.

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Theoretically the longer sight radius makes the 5" easier to shoot well. As for the the mechanical accuracy of the pistols, it's probably so close as to not really matter. In my experience the 1" difference is the least of my accuracy issues.
Of your two options, Sig. Though if you're in that price bracket, Springfield deserves a look, as does Colt.
A commander length 1911 is 4.25" so we're looking at .75" So there is no a whole lot of difference in accuracy. I've got a Para Ord that's 4.25" that shoots as well as most gov frame 1911's.

As to the ops question I just do not like Kimber pistols. I've not shot but one Sig and it was pretty nice I have to admit bu I hate to make an opinion on just one pistol. I really like the other Sig pistols though so if it's built like those it would seem like a no brainer to me. If I was choosing between the two I'd go with the Sig just on my over all respect for the brand. But I's also look at a couple other 1911's at the same time depending on what was available.
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Springfield or Colt in that price range.

If you can afford an Ed Brown, then get that.

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My buddy from CA is coming in tomorrow and bringing his Kimber and his Springfield. I'll be shooting both Friday morning then heading to Cabelas to buy myself an early birthday present.

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I have yet to shoot a Springer I didn't like. It's probably my hands down favorite 1911 maker. I really like STI though too

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