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Help me pick a 1911 carry gun...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 3rdgen40, Aug 7, 2011.


  1. 3rdgen40

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  2. FLSlim

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    Whichever, feels best to you and fits your budget.
     

  3. Cerebrus

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    If you can shoot em both.. buy the one that you like better. Not much wrong with either of those two pistols at that price point..
     
  4. Quack

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    The choice is yours, but I like Springfield's.
    Springfield also has better customer service.
     
  5. TKR Reptiles

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    I have owned both brands, and they are both quality firearms. BUT! Kimber's customer service BLOWS! Just had to deal with them a few weeks back. Instead of dealing with em I sold the gun. Springfield's customer service is great!
     
  6. 3rdgen40

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    Are these both series 80? I only plan to do one mod and thats to have it bob tailed.If I get the Champion it will get a bead blast also.Hate shiny stainless.
     
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    My opinion?

    The Springfield is more of a solid no nonsense work horse with Springfield's outstanding customer service.

    The kimber is a more refined weapon, more features & better cosmetics. Kimber is
    a solid weapon with good customer service. Expect to have to replace the recoil spring
    with a Wolff extra power spring. Many have done this for reliable function.

    Would be a very close call.......I think I would choose the Springfield.
     
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    I'd go with the Champion. That's just me.
     
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  10. Cerebrus

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    Neither are series 80.. The Kimber uses the Swartz fps, while the Springfield uses a titanium firing pin with an extra heavy firing pin spring.. Out of the box you probably will find the Kimbers trigger to be just a touch smoother.. I would go with the springer myself.. as I absolutely cannot stand the CS folks at Kimber..
     
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    Of the two I would go SA.
     
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    Springfield......
     
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    Before you get either one, be sure you are comfortable with carrying a 40oz gun (loaded). I know some here will claim it's not an issue and it may not be for them, but I would look toward an aluminum frame 1911 if your intention is carry.
     
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    Pull up your skirt, Matilda. :rofl:
     
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    Yup, pretty much :supergrin: No heavy carry guns for me.
     
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    Start using this...

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    ..and do this. :animlol:

    :nsb:
     
  17. Cerebrus

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    <facepalm> only reason I suggested it was the price point.. that and the fact that it is actually closer to a true commander length barrel.. but for those that are hung up on the aesthetics of the huge rollmark.. :upeyes:
     
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    I like the DE too,but I am leaning towards the S/A Champion at this point.