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Time for a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by KK40384, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. KK40384

    KK40384

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    I've been without a 1911 for two dark years now and I can't take it anymore. It's time to buy another one. I'm looking for a 5" model with a rail. The rail is a must because it will be used for work and I'm going to need a light attached to it. I've been looking to stay around 1k give or take a bit. So far I came up with:

    Kimber TLE RL
    Sig Sauer tactical operations
    S&W 1911PD rail

    All 3 are close enough in price. Out of the 3 choices which would you pick and why? I'm leaning more towards the sig but the slide design looks like it won't fit some holsters. I'm open to other suggestions you may have as long as they have a rail and are close to the 1k mark that I may have missed. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bac1023

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    I'd probably go with the Kimber, to be honest.
     


  3. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    From the ones that You listed I would take S&W any day.
    Pretty clean record, but I'm a S&W guy, so I may be biased.
     
  4. KK40384

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    I keep hearing good things about them too but I had an older s&w 1911 a few years ago that couldn't go through an entire mag without a failure to feed even after several trips back to s&w to get "fixed". I'm convinced that not all of them are like that one but it still left a sour taste in my mouth and it's still in the back of my head.
     
  5. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Being You I would feel the same way I guess.
    There is no other way than just give a try though, as You can find some very mixed reviews on pretty much every gun out there.
    To be perfectly honest, out of this three You can't go wrong with any (as long as You won't experience another lemon).
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Another vote for the Kimber. Especially the TLE.
     
  7. KK40384

    KK40384

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    Also add the Kimber Tactical Entry RL to that list
     
  8. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Of the three, Kimber without a doubt. And of those three in that price range I would get the Colt rail gun instead of the Kimber

    MF
     
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  9. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    My vote is for the Colt Rail gun. :whistling:

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    Even on Gun Broke'em you can find them for under $1000. They have a black stainless version as well.
     
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  10. JSandi

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    If you're locked into the 3 you've listed then the Kimber without a doubt.

    But I also say take a look at the Colt Rail Gun. :cool:
     
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  11. KK40384

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    The colt rail gun looks like a good option also. Only thing I don't like is that there no checkering on the front strap.
     
  12. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    My only front strap checkered 1911 is a Kimber Eclipse. Its okay but not necessary IMO. I've never needed to adjust my grip on any 1911 without it nor has one ever tried to jump out of my hand. Just get some good grip panels and you'll be fine. I use regular old double diamond wood grips but VZ has some grips that are so grippy it will tear up your hand without gloves.

    You could also maybe do some work and get some man hands which is in its own right, natural front strap checkering. :rofl: J/K on the last part of course. :supergrin:
     
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  13. rsxr22

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  14. +1 on the SA MC Operator, especially the lightweight full size.
     
  15. Cerebrus

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  16. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    that would be the LW Operator then :tongueout:
     
  17. Hokie1911

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    ...and he's a Springfield guy, too. :shakehead:
     

  18. Actually I was was giving him two options...1) MC Operator or 2) LW Operator. :upeyes::tongueout: