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DW CBOB vs Kimber Super Carry Pro

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jmoln, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. jmoln


    Dec 20, 2002
    Georgia and Alabama
    You guys are so good at offering opinions that I thought this general 1911 forum would be the best place to post rather than a mfg specific 1911 forum.

    I have a DW CBOB, love the way it shoots and handles but the weight and lack of an ambi safety is bothering me for carry. Range work, no problem. So, I was out to a gun shop recently and handled a Kimber Super Carry Pro. I'm impresed. Clean bobtail, crisp ambi safety that fit my hand, and due to the alloy frame much lighter for carry.

    So, the question is this - should I add an ambi safety to my DW and suck it up on weight or trade for a Kimber?

    What do you think?
  2. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Jan 24, 2008
    I've only seen the Kimber Super Carry Pro in a gun shop and it's a super nice gun but for the money they want for it I would rather get a semi custom gun for that price. I don't mind the weight of the steel frame guns so out of those choices I would just add the ambi safety

  3. awpk03s


    Apr 1, 2007
    I would NOT trade a DW for a Kimber.
  4. GunFighter45ACP


    Jun 11, 2005
    D/FW, TX
    I'd add the ambi safety to the DW & throw a few $$s towards a different holster & belt combo to help out w/the weight.
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    This, well as a bead blast job!
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    keep the DW.
  7. BlayGlock


    Feb 18, 2010
    A good holster helps with the weight. I had Nighthawk build me a holster for my Predator II which weighs like about 38 oz. unloaded. The holster makes it comfortable to carry all day long.

    Also an ambi-safety is cheap. I would stick with the DW and try that first. Only after not finding a comfortable holster would I trade if I still did not like the weight. Then you will have a good holster for the Super Carry anyway. Added bonus is that the DW will be more fun to shoot.
  8. bklynpete

    bklynpete Viet Nam Vet

    May 15, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    If the weight really is a big issue, I would try a better holster, belt combo like gunfighter45 suggested. Before I answered this post, I am carrying my Kimber Pro Carry in a M-tac holster with a beltman belt. I took out my Colt Government model, put in one of my loaded 8 round mags from my Kimber, and then put it in my holster. The Colt is about 8 oz heavier, but it really doesn't feel it at all. The M-tac just spreads the weight over a larger area. I'm sure the Supertuck does the same. I would just put on an ambi, and if you need a better holster setup, still cheaper then losing money on a really well made 1911 for another one. By the way, I'm 5'6" and 140 lbs, and I am wearing shorts and a polo shirt, nothing is printing with the Government model on my hip at 3 o'clock :cool:.
  9. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio
    Having fondled a SuperCarry Pro last month at a local shop, I'd say for the $1,299 they were asking....get some good leather, your ambi-safety and keep this...

  10. Glocked-N-Loaded

    Glocked-N-Loaded Slow and low...

    Apr 12, 2009
    I have both, DW CBOB and the SCP. I would not trade the CBOB for the SCP. The SCP is an absolutely beautiful weapon, lightweight, has been reliable in the initial range break-in, comparable recoil even with the heavier CBOB. The snake skin texture on it is great, nice additions like the snake skin on the MSH and the top of the slide. The SCP was well put together and felt good in the hand. The right side of the ambi safety was DOA but a quick call to Kimber and a new one is on the way. I still would not trade a CBOB for a SCP. A CBOB is a CBOB and since they are not being manufactured any longer the lustful drive others have to own one is ridiculous. I consider myself lucky to have one and will keep it always. Just do like I did, keep the CBOB and save for the SCP. I can take comparison photos side by side for you if you like and post the later, just tell me what shots you'd like to see.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  11. jmoln


    Dec 20, 2002
    Georgia and Alabama
    Thanks guys - your talking be back from the edge. I'm on the verge of letting my 1911's go and taking off in a different direction but this may stop it in its tracks. I'll do some heavy thinking this weekend about my collection, what I carry, where, why, and how.
  12. BayouGlocker


    May 12, 2010
    NW Louisiana

    If you wanna let one or two go, I'll be more than happy to give one a good home! :thumbsup:

    I read a prediction that in 10 years all the EDC pistols will follow the basic Glock style (XD, M&P, and so on...) and have red dot sights. I believe most will, but there will always be a place for the 1911 in some of our holsters.
  13. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    How much grip comfort do these bobtailed guns sacrifice for range use?
  14. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    i don't notice a difference between the bobtail and non-bobbed guns.
  15. Tejasshooter


    May 30, 2009
    I only have one thing to say "If you carry...then get rid of the ambi safety"
  16. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    i agree on the above post. If you are using your gun for carry an ambi safety is unnecessary. Without one, you have no problems, with one you run the risk of a malfunction happening when trying to disengage. While i have never seen or heard it happen besides to people on some forums, i still wouldnt risk it if i was going to carry

    Keep the DW
  17. Tejasshooter


    May 30, 2009
    When you truly carry every realize the an ambi safety is honestly the opposite of safe. Counter tops, ect will push your smoke waggon off safe.
  18. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    the OP might be a lefty, so he may need an ambi.
  19. God forbid one would ever have to operate a 1911 with the support hand. :rolleyes:

    And I too would keep the CBOB.
  20. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Here's a Kimber that I would take over either mentioned above...:cool: