Originally Posted by txbonds
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I went to the gunshow this morning and this followed me home to be my first 1911:
Kimber Compact CDP - Series 1 - with Laser Grip & night sights
Hopefully I made a good choice for my first 1911. The action seems to be pretty smooth. The feed ramp looks to have been polished. It cycles snap caps very well. Unfortunately, it's raining and I may not get to try it out until next weekend.
Only thing I don't really like is the backstrap. It's very rough, and I think I'd prefer something more similar to the cuts on the front of the grip.
Any comments, thoughts, or things I should look for?
That's a flat out home run. You can spend (a lot) more and not get a better carry 1911. That's a great choice.
btw, S.R.D. = Strategic Response Dog