What would you rather have?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by cblowe13, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Xds .45 with 400 rounds or kimber ultra carry 2
     
  2. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Here we go..
    Depends on the situation.. Buying? Trading?
    EDC? Service? Range?
    New? Used?
    Personally I traded a Gen3 G19 for an ultra CDP and have no regrets.. I had an XD9 and it was a great pistol..
    I personally don't think you can go wrong either way, depending on the situation of course.
     

  3. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Trading, carry, both used. Just want something I could spend all day at the range with as well and comfortably carry.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    The Kimber may be worth more money. But I would personally probably go with the XDs. I've heard bad things about Kimbers and their warranties.
     
  5. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    ^^^^^^
    I agree.
    The only thing that would stop me from going with the XDs is the recoil.
     
  6. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I wont own another Kimber....And being a 1911 guy that does not care for striker fired pistols much that is saying a lot.
     
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  7. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Wow alot of hatred for the kimber? Don't know much about them but love a 1911. Can't decide between the two plus the xds only hold 6 :/ shouldn't need anymore but like to be sure.
     
  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    It might just be a few random guns. Never heard bad word one about them.
     
  9. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    After my experience with Kimber customer service and repair I would take the XDs. They had my Pro Crimson Carry II three times, and each time it came back it was worse than when it went in. I don't mean the same problem got worse each time they had it. I mean each time it came back it had additional problems on top of the first one that still wasn't repaired.

    I have several friends that have Kimbers. All of them are happy, but theirs worked right to start with. When they make a good firearm it is a very good one. When they make one that isn't good they lack either the skill or the will to make it right.
     
  10. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    Between the two I'd rather have a Bersa UC 45...and the 400 rounds.
     
  11. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    That will push me far from a thousand dollar weapon. I do know those are a dime a dozen, but you got to get it right after the first trip.
     
  12. deadsp0t

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    Being the guns are used, warranty will be a non factor with the Kimber, not sure if Springfield's warranty will carry over to a new owner or not. My initial thought would be no but idk for sure.

    Any chance you can take them both out for a day and shot them both before making your choice?
     
  13. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    SA XDS .45 over a Kimber any day of the week.
     
  14. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    You are not going to shoot the xds all day. Recoil isn't bad in my opinion, but it does wear on you after a while. It will wear your hands out due to how aggressive the grip is.
     
  15. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    I have had the opportunity to shoot the XDs,
    I want one.
    That being said, it is not one that your gonna want to spend a day at the range shooting.
    The recoil isnt real bad, but not really a range gun.
    Great for ccw though.
    Kimbers are good guns, but I feel over rated and over priced.
    IMHO.


    Jim
     
  16. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    A lot of gun companies' (Taurus, for example) warranties follow the gun, for the life of the gun.

    IMO, a gun as expensive as a Kimber should have a similar warranty.
     
  17. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Didn't know that! That's pretty damn cool!
    I agree, Kimbers should have a serious warranty too.
     
  18. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I got to shoot a XDS this afternoon. Ran into a guy at the range that had a brand new one that he hadn't fired yet. He let me shoot the second mag through it and it was very nice to shoot with 230gr. factory ammo. It was even nicer when I ran a mag of my 185gr SWC reloads through it. With a sleeve to soften out the grip it would make a perfect compact .45.
     
  19. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    While I'm sure both are great guns, I wouldn't care for either one. Just send me the 400 rounds of ammo. That I can use.
     
  20. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Lol no free Ammo in this world