Help choose with me

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by xdm11chad, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. xdm11chad

    xdm11chad New Member

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    Kimber custom II with 5 mags and a safari land holster I believe only shot 2 clips out so still fresh! Or a smith and Wesson 1911PD on 40 down the tube with houge grips and 1 mag?
    Oh and the 5 mags that come with the kimber is McCormick mags?
     
  2. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Go with the smith. Kimbers are great mantle warriors.

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     

  3. Werminator

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    I have no first hand experience but truth be told I have known a couple guys with Kimbers who bought them because they looked nice but they really weren't good performers. One had trouble going back into battery after firing and the other had issues with failure to extract... Even after two trips back to Kimber. I just feel S&W is probably a better built weapon.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Chad, I have a pet peeve. That is when people call magazines "clips". By doing so does not assist the new firearms users in identifying parts by the proper name.
     
  5. kobel1up

    kobel1up New Member

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    I'll throw in my 2cents in. I have a Kimber pro carry II, love my Kimber. Now I know I have a 1 in 100 gun, I couldn't ask for a better shooting gun. Now I will say that no matter how great my Kimber is, I won't by another one. I have done to much research and know I won't get another Kimber as great as this one. Try the smith, or of you are spending around 800 get a STI spartan, awesome gun.
     
  6. Austin1

    Austin1 New Member

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    Go for the Spartan super smooth great slide to frame fit
     
  7. xdm11chad

    xdm11chad New Member

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    Ok so smith should be better
     
  8. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I would recommend the Smith and Wesson. What turns me away from Kimber, and I think the same thing does for others, is that all their firearms only have a one year warranty. Also the fact that their firearms command a high sum that is on par with Colt, but their firearms are more of a hit or miss whereas Colt's are always a hit.
     
  9. xdm11chad

    xdm11chad New Member

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    Yep I'm getting the smith today! Thanks guys
     
  10. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member

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    Semantics

    Concur, our words are everything and should be used correctly.;)
     
  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    kvtcomdo; As you can see, I love the Avatar.

    It is true that a newbie could be confused with the jargon but all we can do is hope we get it right most of the time.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The Pclip by shagpul, they work everytime

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  13. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member

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    Newbie and the Jargon

    You know what's funny, I'm not a newby to guns. Been shooting all my life.(50+ years)
    That being said, I still find myself struggling with abbreviations used on
    nearly all the forum sites I frequent.

    I just feel the individuals frustration who started the thread in the first place.
     
  14. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member

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    Avatar

    BTW, didn't change because you had it, I just like this one better.;)