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jakewpns 11-28-2012 04:53 AM

Thoughts on Kimber, Dan Wesson, and Colt
 
Just wanted to get some insight on all 3 companies as a whole. Not talking best for the money, just over all quality of the firearms produced by them.

CA357 11-28-2012 05:12 AM

I hate to admit that I don't own a Colt. However I did have a Sistema 1911 which is an Argentinian 1911 that was manufactured under license from Colt on Colt machinery.

I had a Dan Wesson Commander bobtail that I am just sick about selling. I has proven to be my favorite 1911 ever.

My carry pistol is a Kimber Pro Carry II and I like it fine. However, I did have it gone through by a great 1911 gunsmith for a reliability tune.

Hope this helps a bit.

trip286 11-28-2012 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357
I hate to admit that I don't own a Colt. However I did have a Sistema 1911 which is an Argentinian 1911 that was manufactured under license from Colt on Colt machinery.

DID? Oh man, I'm sorry for your loss. I liked the work you'd done to it.

SSGN_Doc 11-28-2012 06:47 AM

Dan Wessons are great.

Kimbers made before their II series guns are great.

danf_fl 11-28-2012 10:11 AM

I've had good experiences with all three.
If asked to rank in any order, mine would be:
Dan Wesson
Colt
Kimber

Olympus 11-28-2012 11:30 AM

In terms of quality:

Dan Wesson
Colt
Kimber

jakewpns 11-28-2012 01:29 PM

Ok. Because ive shot Colt and I own a Kimber, but never had the chance to handle a Dan Wesson, but ive only heard good things. Just wanted to get more info. And as far as quality goes I know there is always an argument between kimber and colt

jakewpns 11-28-2012 01:30 PM

Thanks for the help guys

Olympus 11-28-2012 01:37 PM

You'll get no argument on quality with Dan Wesson.

Overkill0084 11-28-2012 01:42 PM

Of your list, the Dan Wesson is the best option.
If your wallet won't stretch to DW, get a Colt.

IMHO, Kimber makes an ok 1911 with a poor warranty and spotty customer service. Great marketing department with a large budget, though. Those glossy magazine spreads aren't cheap.
If you find yourself eliminating the first 2, Springfield Armory has a lifetime warranty & great customer service.


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