Im going to buy a new 1911 but I need help, kimber or colt

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ultimate_sig, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Ive been in the market for a 1911, I was fixed on the colt xse 80s series but then I seen the kimber custom 2. I like both and money is not an option, which pistol is made better. I will post pics of both

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  2. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    I don't have any experience with that colt but i've had a kimber custom tactical II for several years now and i love it, i can't imagine a better 1911 IMO
     

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  3. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I have a Kimber that has been flawless since day one, I like it & will probably own another one some day, but I vote for the Colt. May cost a little more, but a lifetime warranty vs 1 year & a better customer service reputation.
     
  4. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    I'd choose the Colt but if money isnt an option........
    Nighthawk
    Les Baer
    Wilson Combat supergrade
    Dan Wesson
    Why limit your choices, live out my fantasy
     
  5. jca1

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    Colt is made better hands down...take it to the bank. Buy yourself a Colt Combat Elite and if money really isn't an issue get a Colt Special Combat Government.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Sounds peetty sweet can you post a pic
     
  7. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    Go to Colt's website and look at them all.

    http://www.coltsmfg.com/
     
  8. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Get a Colt over the Kimber please. As was said 1 yr. warranty vs. lifetime. Colt also has a custom shop and Kimber doesn't. If money is no object then PLEASE look at Ed Brown or Les Baer. WAY better than either of them. Love Colts but they do not compare to EB or LB.
     
  9. jca1

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    This is a 5X8 sheet of paper. Four rounds (WWB from Wally World), fired from 40 feet, off rest, made that hole on top.

    Pistol? Bone stock Colt Combat Elite purchased for $800.


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  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Colt, hands down.

    Besides, Kimber is a girl's name. (If you have a problem in the one year warranty, and have changed something as simple as the grips, they void the warranty.)
     
  11. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Colt for sure!!
     
  12. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Kimber makes a fine gun I have a TLE 2 and it has been flawless through 1000 rounds not one time has it had a issue of any kind. But Colt makes a fine gun as well.
     
  13. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Buy a Colt. The others are only copies of the real thing.:)
     
  14. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    1631218_O1880XSE.jpg
    This the 80s series xse I ordered thanks to all
     
  15. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Congrats man, hope you enjoy it
     
  16. kvtcomdo

    kvtcomdo New Member

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    Excellent Choice.

    Think you made the correct choice.

    Enjoy.:D
     
  17. esc2820

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    You know I am a Colt fan myself. That being said, I would rather put my money on something with NO M.I.M. parts. A Dan Wesson can be found close to the price of a Colt and you are getting lots of Ed Brown parts and not one M.I.M. part in the firearm. Go Dan Wesson over Colt, oh and we will not even go there with the Kimber...that thing may as well have the frame made of M.I.M., do not get me wrong, Kimber is a decent pistol, but they seem to pride themselves on trying to make things lighter, in turn using lots of alloys and m.i.m. parts. If you buy a colt or a Kimber, you will end up spending the same as you would a Dan Wesson or maybe even a used Ed Brown, Wilson Combat when you consider the replacement of all the MIM parts.
     
  18. rifleshooter474

    rifleshooter474 New Member

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    I had three Kimbers I did not like my 4" it shot Ok the finish was poor just washed off quickly, just did not care for it. Had a 3" shot Ok finish was what I call stove bolt quality very sad. The only Kimber one I really liked was an all steel 5" shot Ok was a pretty good 1911 for a non Colt.
    I traded them all off and now IMHO I have the real deal only true to the bone 1911, The Colt. Have two of them great quality great fit and finish's and great shooting "right out of their box's".
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  19. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    No question, I would get a Colt as well. My next 1911 will be a Colt.
     
  20. jca1

    jca1 New Member

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    It's not MIM that needs to be avoided, it's poor quality MIM. Of the standard production 1911 makers, Colt uses the least amount of MIM and their MIM parts are great quality. Colt, and if not Colt then Wilson Combat, have proven that quality MIM parts are not junk, not by a long shot. While WC doesn't put MIM parts in their builds today, they did at one time. MIM gets it bad name from manufacturers that get their MIM parts overseas from the lowest bidder.