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Old 11-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #21
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i have nothing personal against Kimber or their pistols. it does seem some do have some problems though. in all fairness, any mass produced item can have some that are less than stellar. Kimber makes some very good looking pistols, no doubt, and they must be selling enough of them to afford the nice glossy full page ads that are in the gun rags. but at the price they sell for, and with only a one year warranty, i would never buy one new. i might buy a used one and take my chances if the price was right.

but between the Kimber or a Sig, NIB, i would have to choose the Sig, unless i got some really smoking deal on the Kimber to justify buying it.
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Thanks for all the input. I "pulled the trigger" today on the Sig. I ordered the Sig 1911 C3 with a 4" barrel. Christmas is coming early to my house!
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Thanks for all the input. I "pulled the trigger" today on the Sig. I ordered the Sig 1911 C3 with a 4" barrel. Christmas is coming early to my house!
You made the right choice of the two.
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Love my Ultra CDP Kimber.. No exp with the newer Kimbers or Sig 1911's.
I would buy another Kimber in a heartbeat if my budget allowed. Great shooters and there's an argument they're the best looking too.

Good luck with your choice!
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Thanks for all the input. I "pulled the trigger" today on the Sig. I ordered the Sig 1911 C3 with a 4" barrel. Christmas is coming early to my house!
Good choice. Congrats.
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I had a Kimber 1911 a few years back...brand spankin new with less than a hundred rounds through it and out of now where it decides to eject a piece of the trigger assembly with it the spent shell. I wish I could tell you what that piece was! I sent it in for warranty repairs and customer service was wonderful. Plus 100 extra rounds...but overall I didn't want to keep a repaired gun. I traded it for a Remington 1911 R1S which I love now more than I did the Kimber before it spat out it's guts.
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Thanks for all the input. I "pulled the trigger" today on the Sig. I ordered the Sig 1911 C3 with a 4" barrel. Christmas is coming early to my house!
Sweet! I hear the Sigs are great pistols! Didn't see this before I posted!
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Good choice! You won't be disappointed! Range report and review when you get it!
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Both are great. I own a SIG 1911. I opted for it because in my price range it was the better quality and more equipped of the two. I also have another SIG and am quite pleased with. So it was kind of a no brainer. I bought a tacpac with 3 stainless steel mags and a paddle holster. And yes the lifetime warranty makes a difference IMO. I mean it at the very least says They stand behind their product...
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Greetings,
For all it's worth.
Colt 1911 Gold Cup National Match series 70, if the cost is not an issue a pre series 70.
That would be the choice for many professionals, and well informed beginners that are very serious about their safety, what their lives depends on, and where their shots end up.
The Colt is a time tested Firearm, why reinvent the wheel.
A second choice is H&K USP Expert.
A third choice is a Colt 1911 Series 70.
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