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wolf19r 11-07-2010 23:52

SA or Kimber
 
I have been looking at 1911s for a bit now and recently shot a Springfield TRP. So the Epic debate. Whats a good quality 1911? I was looking at Springfield TRP or Kimber Warriors or TLE Full size or Pro size. All info is appreciated.

AZ Husker 11-08-2010 00:56

Go American Made! Check out a used Kimber Gold Combat.

bac1023 11-08-2010 03:29

Below $1000 I like Kimber, but from the TRP on up, I prefer Springfield.

USDMike 11-08-2010 03:35

I am quite pleased with my TRP at the moment.

glock2740 11-08-2010 06:46

I think the TRP is as good or better than the upper end Kimbers, but I'd take any Kimber over all of the SA guns that are below the TRP.

airflyer 11-08-2010 07:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZ Husker (Post 16264751)
Go American Made! Check out a used Kimber Gold Combat.

I love my series one Gold combat, awesome gun not easy to find

ancient_serpent 11-08-2010 07:16

The TRP looks like a nice pistol, but I haven't shot one. I have owned a SA Ultra Compact Loaded and I was disappointed with it's reliability and accuracy. I put about 600 rounds through it and sold it off.
I've had nothing but good luck with my Kimbers (Pro CDP II and Warrior). I've got about 1000 rounds or so through the CDP and probably around 5 to 6 thousand through the Warrior, no problems to speak of. The Warrior is probably my favorite pistol, and one I would gladly take with me to the middle east, given the choice.

PhoneCop 11-08-2010 07:21

I've seen a Warrior used through several thousand rounds in practice and competition. It's running like a champ. I've not owned or know anyone (specifically) using a Springfield. But, I would not worry about owning a Springfield as well.

Sooooo, you'll be fine with which ever you buy.

Hokie1911 11-08-2010 07:35

I'd say the TRP, or save a few hundred and get a STI Trojan. If you want a 4"-4.25", I'd also look at the STI Ranger2 over the Kimber Pros. If you are deadset on a 4" Kimber, the ProTLE2 is a nice gun for the money.

jrs93accord 11-08-2010 09:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 16264973)
Below $1000 I like Kimber, but from the TRP on up, I prefer Springfield.

I still need to get a TRP (amongst other things).

ArmoryDoc 11-08-2010 10:32

The TRP for sure.

swinokur 11-08-2010 11:00

All nice pistols. Tie breaker for me was made in the USA. Custom TLE/RL II. 1000+ rounds. never a burp. It likes Federal 230g +P HST and 230g Gold Dots among others.

Cruiser702 11-08-2010 11:29

No contest. SA. Lifetime warranty and excellent customer service. :)

Disregarded9-side 11-08-2010 11:34

What's the difference between the Pro Carry HD and the Pro Carry TLE?
Sights...$202? Really......?

Edit: oh, front strap checkering?

Agent6-3/8 11-08-2010 11:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf19r (Post 16264588)
I have been looking at 1911s for a bit now and recently shot a Springfield TRP. So the Epic debate. Whats a good quality 1911? I was looking at Springfield TRP or Kimber Warriors or TLE Full size or Pro size. All info is appreciated.

No questiona bout it, Springfield TRP.

EricandSuebee 11-08-2010 11:45

I'd say SA TRP as well.

glock2740 11-08-2010 11:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disregarded9-side (Post 16266274)
What's the difference between the Pro Carry HD and the Pro Carry TLE?
Sights...$202? Really......?

Edit: oh, front strap checkering?

You answered your own question. Night sights and front strap checkering are well worth a $202 upgrade.

Quack 11-08-2010 12:30

Dan Wesson Valor.

Disregarded9-side 11-08-2010 12:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock2740 (Post 16266383)
You answered your own question. Night sights and front strap checkering are well worth a $202 upgrade.

Agreed.
A different name entirely for sights and checking seems excessive, and seems to cheapen the strength of the brand's image...these should def be an option.

The TLE are also only offered in ACP, whereas the HD seems available in .38S and the non-steel versions can be had in nine.

wolf19r 11-08-2010 15:36

So both are good choices it seems. Kimber is out of NY. so its American made. Is Springfield not made in the USA? I was looking on their site (which needs more info added to it) and could not tell.


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