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SIS Family/Warrior Kimber

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Madmax1010, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Madmax1010

    Madmax1010

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    I am thinking maybe against my better judgement of getting another kimber.
    When they get tuned and work well they are a real pleasure to shoot.
    I leaning towards a SIS model or one of the warriors what do you think would be a better choice? I want to stay away from the swartz safety this time.:dunno:
     
  2. MD357

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    Does the SIS not have a FPS?
     

  3. Madmax1010

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    That is my understanding that the SIS and the warrior are the two kimbers that do not have the FPS.
     
  4. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    The SIS and the Warriors do not have a firing pin safety.
     
  5. chuckman

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    I am not a big Kimber fan, but I have good things about the Warrior.
     
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    Between the two,......I'd choose the Warrior.
    The SIS just seems tacky! :dunno:
     
  7. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I know they used to be pretty good. The latest production Warriors have seem to be very bad. Read the 10-8 forum. The top smiths and trainers now recommend folks avoid them.
     
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    Going to need to read up on the Warriors,........
     
  9. glock2740

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    I like the SIS Pro. The fullsize just doesn't do it for me. Can't stand the front slide serrations.
     
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    I have a VERY early production Desert Warrior (mine is OD green?). Its a remarkable pistol, and one of my all time favorite 1911's. Most of them I've seen are a kinda tan? dirt? color? Once I put in a Wilson Combat slide stop, and "cleaned" the KimPro finish off the feed ramp, its been 100% reliable. If I was buying a Kimber today, it would be SIS Pro. Yes the SIS serrations are hideous, but Kimber won't stop making them that way, until one day AFTER I buy one!:faint:
     
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    To simulate the feel of a SIS, rub your hands with vaseline then try to manipulate your gun.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    Understatement! But you could always cover up the S I S slide with 6" of electrical tape.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Nice,........ I've wondered, could it be possible to tig weld slide serrations then
    have them machined flat? Wonder if it would be worth the cost or would all
    the heat build up trash the slide?
     
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    My warrior has been my favorite 1911, accurate and very reliable. It's a little older model, though.
     
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  17. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    The only thing the SIS is missing is a extra "SY".
     
  18. MD357

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    Warriors? or Kimbers in general?.... :couch:
     
  19. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I'll let folks read what the top guys are saying and let the folks make up their own minds about that.

    My personal opinion; I don't buy Kimbers.
     
  20. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I'm not a Kimber fan either.