kimber or no?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Broke124, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Broke124

    Broke124 New Member

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    Is a kimber really worth the money? They seem a little over priced to me. Anyone have anything to offer?
     
  2. jismail

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    I can't compare value amongst the brands as I only have one 1911 and it is a Kimber so the only thing I can offer is my opinion and that is that my Kimber Custom is a superb 1911 and, at least to me, is worth the cost since you get many match grade parts standard with a Kimber, and it is very accurate.
     

  3. Overkill0084

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    Only you know whether it's worth it to you. My biggest gripe w/ Kimber is their chincy warranty. The people I know who own kimbers are happy with them, however.

    Just my opinion, nothing more (opinions vary-Flamesuit on):
    I think Springfield Armory is a better value. They also have something for everyone, cheap to custom shop. I also think when the price gets north of $1000, Dan Wesson builds a better (off the rack/non-custom) gun than Kimber.
    Also, if they have one you like, don't forget Colt.
     
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  4. Firearms4ever

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    Overkill pretty much nailed it. I don't like the fact that you only get a 1 year warranty whereas most companies have a lifetime warranty, and their prices I think are too high for the quality of their firearms. I prefer Colt and Springfield when it comes to a 1911.
     
  5. Olympus

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    To me, it just depends on which model you are looking at. Kimber has a ton of different models, with different options. If you're wanting a .38 Super or a 10mm, then Kimber will have a bigger selection of models to choose from compared with other manufacturers. They also have a lot of higher end models with nice, classic bluing and target sights (which I'm partial to) that a lot of other manufacturers are moving away from. Like I said, I think it just depends on what model you're looking at. If you want a typical .45 with combat sights, then the market gets pretty competitive and there are a lot of other options to consider. But if you're wanting something specialized, there's a better chance that Kimber will have it than some of the other manufacturers.
     
  6. Broke124

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    It's a kimber crimson ultra carry I believe. Guy wants to trade it to me.
     
  7. Broke124

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    Sorry its a custom crimson carry II
     
  8. Jeepergeo

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    They are a bit more expensive, but IMO, they are worth the money for the extra you get. That said, before laying down the money for one, you should really think about whether you really need/want the extras that Kimber offers.

    Some of their standard line 911s have some custom shop type attention to fit and finish in a package that is about the same cost as a less expensive 911 that needs to go to the smith for some enhancements after purchase.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    Not much i can add - Just a ditto :cool:
     
  10. EMTchad

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    Springfield armory and their customer service.... Enough said.
     
  11. macon17

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    I have a springfild....and I love it its great but kimber is just the caddy of 1911 and I want one I mean you pay for that extra little touch there going to put into it
     
  12. Broke124

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    I have springfields and colts and have zero complaints on them. Just hope its not a hype. Lot of money for "pretty"
     
  13. rigjumpr

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    I have never spoken ill of my Kimbers. The only malfunctions I have experienced where self induced for training purposes. It didn't come with the opinions of the round counter but the Ultra has had apx 5000 rounds over the lase two years no complaints.
     
  14. truevil1313

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    I have one Kimber. I have had it since 2005 and put 3,000 + rounds through it. Not one malfuction or complaint. I wouldn't trade mine for anything.