Used Colt Defender or New Kimber Ultra Carry II?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Thadeuce, Aug 9, 2011.

Which carry .45?

Poll closed Sep 8, 2011.
  1. Used Colt Defender

    6 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. New Kimber Ultra Carry II

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. Other .45

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Thadeuce

    Thadeuce New Member

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    I want to get a nice, small .45 to carry. I don't own a 1911 so this would be my first. This will be a carry piece. I'll definitely get some range time but only to become proficient with the weapon. I have seen these at a local shop and really liked both. I've fired neither of these. The Colt I'll fire soon since they allow firing of used weapons but the Kimber I won't be able to fire. I don't know anyone who has a Kimber like this to compare the two. If there is another good alternative, I'm open for suggestions. Thanks in advance for the input.
     
  2. stevetinman

    stevetinman New Member

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    I carry a KImber Ultra II CDP Crimson Trace and a Kimber Ultra Carry II Stainless Raptor. Not at the same time of course. I love them both. They are quite light and feel real nice in my Nick Mathews IWB holster. The Colt is a real nice piece too but I prefer the KImber. The Pistol that you should carry is the one that feels the best to you and the one that you are most comfortable with. No matter what anyone says or recommends it all comes down to what feels best to you.
     
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  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    He said it. :cool:
     
  4. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    The weapon I carry 90% of the time is a Kimber Ultra Carry II. Easy to carry, fun to shoot and accurate.
     

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  5. Gripsmeister

    Gripsmeister New Member

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    Uh......how bout a used ultra cdp 2? Stainless for all time carry. Low rust factor? Its a good thought.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Before you decide, field strip both. You'll buy the Colt.

    With the Defender you won't need to carry a bobby-pin around with you! :p
     
  7. Gripsmeister

    Gripsmeister New Member

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    I can field strip my kimber and back in under a minute....tool free....whats the problem.? Bobby pin? My hair looks fine and i dont need to get it outa my eyes to see what im duin if thats your reference. Lol
     
  8. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    You should choose which ever feels the best to you. Personally I would choose the Kimber Ultra, because I prefer the black finish, but that's just me. I also don't particularly care for the stock grips on the Colt Defender.
     
  9. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    Real question, not sarcasm: How do you field strip a guide rod gun without a tool?
     
  10. booger-red

    booger-red New Member

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    colt defender good gun for the money accurate more people collecting colts than kimbers id bet
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    they are both small 1911s. colt hands down, much better quality gun. if you want to be sure its gonna feed get the colt. my new agent, which is the same as a defender funtcionally just sights and grip is different feeds empty cases. havent found any 45acp round that doesnt function flawless.

    that being said im liking the xdm45 better. a 3.8 xdm45 for ccw is on my next to buy list!!