close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

something that bugs me about the top 3

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by camelotkid, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

    1,937
    0
    Apr 27, 2009
    Oak Ridge, TN
    I can't understand how brown, baer, and wilson can make such great and beautiful 1911s, but when it comes to making rifles(which all 3 make) they only offer tacticool models. Why is it that Kimber seems to be the only one to offer high end rifles with nice wood furniture?

    Sorry I know its not technically 1911 related but it has been bugging the crap out of me for awhile now. :dunno:
     
  2. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    5,297
    0
    Jan 15, 2011
    My best guess is sales. Tactical Cool Sales
     


  3. Different disciplines.

    Kimber started out as a maker of fine bolt-action rifles. The 1911s came much later.
     
  4. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

    1,937
    0
    Apr 27, 2009
    Oak Ridge, TN
    hmm I wasn't aware of that
     
  5. Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    9,991
    9
    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
  7. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    2,050
    0
    Dec 30, 2007
    Tennessee
    I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  8. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    10,272
    18
    Jun 13, 2005
    Tejas
    Wilson and Nighthawk make no bones about their field in firearms, combat and defense. As stated Brown made a number of hunting rifles but no longer does. Pity cause I did want a Brown rifle at some point. I agree that a blue/wood rifle is a thing of sweet beauty and the more folks making them the better IMO. :)
     
  9. Kimber of America? You're right.

    Kimber of Oregon? Different animals altogether.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mes228

    mes228

    397
    0
    Dec 23, 2006
    Virginia
    I don't really like plastic furniture on rifles, much prefer walnut & blue. However, synthetics do have their place. At a gun show I saw a quite expensive ($1000 ++) synthetic/stainless rifle take a tumble from off a two tier rack on to a concrete floor. I'm talking about a 5-6 foot drop and landing flat. The rifle had not a mark. A blue/wood rifle would probably have suffered hundreds in damage. They never look real good - but they never look real bad either.
     
  11. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    5,266
    23
    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    I agree. I also think WC rifles are pathetically expensive for what they are.
     
  12. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    6,775
    8
    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    Took the words out of my mouth.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    18,888
    13
    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I agree. I'm not dissing Kimber's rifles, but IMO, they are overpriced, for what you get.
     
  14. MD357

    MD357

    4,124
    11
    Jul 13, 2008
    Wait... wait... SO Kimber Rifles are overpriced too?
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,074
    441
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    WAY over priced,.......
     
  16. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

    1,937
    0
    Apr 27, 2009
    Oak Ridge, TN
    What would be a good high end non-custom rifle?
     
  17. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    9,991
    9
    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    what's your definition of "high-end"
     
  18. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    18,888
    13
    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Hill Country Rifles. My .270WSM they worked over for me, shoots like noboby's business. :cool:

    http://hillcountryrifles.com/
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011