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Old 12-22-2011, 11:30 PM   #21
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I will be mostly using it for just plinking stuff, some self defense also of course. In my mind, if I want the best combo of quality and purpose for myself, I would probably recommend a Kimber Custom II, just the plain-jane black version that I can always piddle with some upgrades if I felt the need later. A good, quality, not as expensive arm as the high end stuff, but still reaps the quality of the higher end stuff, just not the bells and whistles.
Yep,if you need another arm you sure dont want a cheap replacement. :-)
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Not dissing Kimbers, but there are reasons I don't have one and won't have one.

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I have heard a lot of good things about the new Ruger 1911, but the wait is herendous I hear. Does anybody know how long the wait is on these things? And would I just go to my dealer and put in and order and just wait it out or how would that work best?

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Not dissing Kimbers, but there are reasons I don't have one and won't have one.
I'm with you.
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Same here..
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I will be mostly using it for just plinking stuff, some self defense also of course. In my mind, if I want the best combo of quality and purpose for myself, I would probably recommend a Kimber Custom II, just the plain-jane black version that I can always piddle with some upgrades if I felt the need later. A good, quality, not as expensive arm as the high end stuff, but still reaps the quality of the higher end stuff, just not the bells and whistles.
Wow! You've come a long way since you started this thread asking for a recommendation. Now you've learned so much that you're making recommendations. Is this a great forum, or what?
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Everything I've heard about Kimber Customer Service is dismal.

Hi-Point and Kel-Tec have better CS.

Apparently Kimber's reliability and QC wary

widely from gun to gun.

It's a lot of money to spend on a gun from a

company with such a spotty reputation.

It's really kind of sad to think many of us would buy a

HiPoint before a Taurus or Kimber, based on the quality of

customer service...

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Wow! You've come a long way since you started this thread asking for a recommendation. Now you've learned so much that you're making recommendations. Is this a great forum, or what?
Hey... I cancelled a vacation to New York City, I'm now voting for Ron Paul and began storing water and food all in the last three weeks
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Everything I've heard about Kimber Customer Service is dismal.

Hi-Point and Kel-Tec have better CS.

Apparently Kimber's reliability and QC wary

widely from gun to gun.

It's a lot of money to spend on a gun from a

company with such a spotty reputation.

It's really kind of sad to think many of us would buy a

HiPoint before a Taurus or Kimber, based on the quality of

customer service...
It is pretty sad,and i thought that Kimber was better than that at one time.BUT i based my opinion about Kimber through my first hand experience with them. I have had 3 friends buy a Kimber of a different model but all were .45. All 3 i witnessed having constant FTF that never got better. The latest one that ive shot was about 4 months ago and i was very unimpressed. I put my own wilson ETMs in it and fired 3 mags through it. Out of the 3 mags i had 4 FTFs and i had 8 empty brass hit me in the face,and im a right handed shooter. My buddy that owns it has very limited firearms experience and just thought it was a normal thing for a handgun to do that. He is the same guy that tried to trade me straight across for my High Standard 1911A1. I declined that trade without hesitation,my High Standard has performed flawless for 1300rds.i will NEVER own a Kimber due to my experience with them.
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Wow! You've come a long way since you started this thread asking for a recommendation. Now you've learned so much that you're making recommendations. Is this a great forum, or what?
lol Good point. I'm one of these guys that when I get my mind set on something I research the crap out of stuff until I "think" I know what what I want. lol

For what I will be using this gun for it would probably be better to stick with something not quite as expensive. If I took something too nice and got a scratch on it, it would probably bother me, just the kind of person I am I guess.

I've always had a little soft spot for that new Ruger SR1911 but I don't want to wait 2 years to get a gun. I wonder how long the wait is on one of those things right now???
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