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Old 12-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #11
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Trip,how close are you to getting your 1911? Ive been waiting to see a thread on your new purchase.
I'll start sending W2's to my sister as soon as they start getting to me, and it will be about 2 weeks after that for the money to come in. I'm really worried though, because I need vehicle work or a new car for the wife. Both the car and the truck aren't doing so well at all. I'm gonna do my best though, a lot just depends on how much we get back.
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And by the way, I've decided to get a Colt. Canebrake really got in my head. I just haven't decided on the XSE or the GCT. I also handled just about every make in my price range, and the Colts are just calling to me.

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Old 12-25-2011, 10:19 PM   #13
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I'll start sending W2's to my sister as soon as they start getting to me, and it will be about 2 weeks after that for the money to come in. I'm really worried though, because I need vehicle work or a new car for the wife. Both the car and the truck aren't doing so well at all. I'm gonna do my best though, a lot just depends on how much we get back.
I know exactly how that is, our income is like that to. My wife has decided that she wants a commander size 1911,so we will 1911 shopping during tax season as well.. So your gonna get a Colt,good deal.you cant ever go wrong with a colt.. :-)
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Man, I put my hands on every one that was in the case or sitting on the shelf, and while most of the ones I looked at were similar in all the options and style, for some reason the Colts just felt better. And in the past I was always one to talk smack about buying a name.
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And by the way, I've decided to get a Colt. Canebrake really got in my head. I just haven't decided on the XSE or the GCT. I also handled just about every make in my price range, and the Colts are just calling to me.
As far as the 2 models that you mentioned, i guess it depends on if you want the more updated version along with the rail that the XSE offers or if you want a more govt looking model that GCT offers..either one will be a good choice.
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I have a Springfield and really love it. I'm on the waiting list for the Ruger SR1911 and have been for many months. Probably will be for many more months too so I can't speak to that one. The Kimber is really really really really nice though. I shot one of a friend's and would have gotten that one over the Springfield if the price difference wasn't so high.
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Really? Most of the smiths I have seen even the base ones were over 1000 and the Kimbers were between 700-800
Got my SW1911PD for under $900 at Buds...great gun! Springer makes a good 1911 as well. Have heard mixed reviews lately on the Kimbers. Remington has a newer 1911 model that sells mid $600 or so.

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I personally carried a colt. It was far better than the originally issued Beretta 9mm. It saved my life- more than once. I have shot my brothers Springfield and it is by far one of the best I've ever held. But I just got a Glock 30 today from the fiance so I'll get the full size to match that. Sorry... I digress... Of those you suggested... My vote would be Springfield I think they are almost as good as a Colt.
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I have had ZERO problems with my Kimbers. LAPD SWAT approves of Kimber too, since they nominated Kimber their side-arm above all the rest. And, I can assure you the LAPD SWAT Team abuses their test weapons to extremes you can't even dream of. I also have Kimbers that are ten years old, and have NEVER needed "warranty" work...

There many 1911's out there, and you simply need to chose the one YOU like... and you can afford. But don't go bad-mouthing Kimbers, after-all they are made in the USA 1911's.
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+1 ^.
I am not looking to start an argument here, but I have two Kimbers and have never been more pleased.

My Tactical Pro II is 6 years old with 3,000+ rounds through it. Never had one failure of any kind.

My CDP Ultra II is only a month and a half old with 370 rounds through it, and it has never had a failure either. This has become my every day carry gun.

I have never needed to contact CS so I cannot comment on that, but as far as their firearms go my first hand experiance has been great.

I'm just saying, mine have been great and I will buy another.
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