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Sig vs. Kimber

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by itstime, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. itstime

    itstime

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    What is the latest thoughts of the current Sig 1911's? Stay away? Looking at a 4 in. model for carry unless any of you 1911 guys tell me to just go 5 in. LOL Size matters.

    I also found a Kimber 4 in. stainless HD. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gogriz91

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    I've never handled nor shot a SIG 1911 so I can't give you an opinion on them other than to say some holster makers make a different holster for SIG 1911s.

    I'm happy with my SIS Pro, swapped out the springs for a Wolff setup and nary a hiccup.
     

  3. Shark1007

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    I have a recent Sig, C3 crimson trace, 4.25 inch. I love the gun and it shoots great. I stayed away from the Kimber because of some of the issues I've heard of, but have also heard good things too.

    The sig is a superb 1911, no question. I just shot it in a "point shoot" class and it seemed faster than the Glocks.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Kimber has more options than Sig. Other than that, I don't have any experience with Sig 1911's, but I do like their Tac Ops and Scorpion models.
     
  5. itstime

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    Those are the ones I'm drawn to also.
     
  6. bac1023

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    I prefer Kimber overall, but Sig probably has the better quality parts.
     
  7. jrs93accord

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    I have never owned or shot a SIG 1911, but I can attest to the Kimber. I own 16 Kimbers and for the last almost 7 years, I have been carrying a Stainless Pro Carry II.

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  8. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Pull the trigger just got a scorpion and it replaced my TRP as my carry gun.. it shoots like a dream..
     
  9. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    Sig'11 for me. LUV mine! They are ready to run out of the box, not overly tight, not needing 500 rounds to break in.
     
  10. Bigbluebuckeye

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    Sig has a traditional 1911 line that I like quite a bit. I picked up a traditional compact stainless yesterday. Commander length, normal profile 1911 slide w/no rail, so finding holster will be a little easier.

    Haven't shot it yet though, so no help there.
     
  11. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    I have a Sig Sauer Nitron Black 1911 that is one of my better 1911s and the gun I choose to carry when I want to tote a full sized 1911. I had a Kimber Pro Raptor II which was a complete POS.

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  12. brickboy240

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    My Kimber has been 100% reliable for three years and was that way right out of the box. Very accurate, too.

    The HD is the all steel 4 inch Kimber.....probably a very nice shooter.

    - brickboy240
     
  13. ca survivor

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    please tell me more, pics?
     
  14. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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  15. itstime

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    That's one in the pick right there.
     
  16. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I've had both....I'd pick the Sig.
     
  17. Giggity

    Giggity Holster Maker

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    Traditional 1911's dont have external extractors lol.
     
  18. cole

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    I run a Kimber Compact Series I. Great gun, and my CCO first choice under $1000. I do wish it was a 4.25" bushing and that the front strap was checkered. Sig would be near the top of my list as my second choice for a sub-$1000 4.25" bushing CCO 1911.
     
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    Kimber SIS, no problems in the 3 years. Carry it as a duty weapon.
     
  20. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Damn. Getting the turd off the production line must be one of my super powers. :fred: