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Springfield TPR vs Kimber TLE II

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Line Rider, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Line Rider

    Line Rider

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    My Chief of Police has authorize us to carry 1911's on duty. The gun has to be approved by the chief or another FA instructor...ie but Star, Liama, or junk.

    I'm looking for a new out of the box duty pistol. A rock stock out of the box duty ready gun.

    The LGS has a Springfield TRP and Kimber TLE II new in stock. I have looked at both. I like the TPR and know the rep that Springfield has. But I like the feel of the TLE II better. I like the fact that it's the same gun LAPD SWAT it using. (+ Point Kimber) I have heard all the problems Kimber has had.

    I'd like to hear your opinion.

    Thanks
     
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  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I'm a huge Kimber fan, especially the TLE series. I've owned 9 Kimbers and still have 7, all of which of been 100% reliable with any and everything I've ran through them. That being said, I've heard of alot more Kimbers having issues more than TRP's or SA in general. And while I've never experienced first hand, either one's customer service, there's alot more postive comments about SA's than Kimber's CS. My TRP has been top notch. Recently, I aquired 2 more TRP's as well (early TRP and a Champion), but have yet to get them to the range, but I have no doubt that they will shine like diamonds. :cool: So, I'd say go with the TRP, especially if it is going to your duty weapon. Good luck and let us know which way you go. :)
     
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  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Both are great 1911s, but the TRP has the edge here.
    Thanks for your service Sir. :cool:
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. Snaps

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    I like Kimbers, I sold off my TRP in favor of another Kimber. I'm a big fan of 'Made In America' for 1911s, and the checkering on the front strap of the TRPs is just bad IMO.
     
  6. bac1023

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    I love my Kimbers, but the TRP is hard to bet against below $1500.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    What Kimber did you pick up over the TRP?
     
  8. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I can't remember which I bought first, the Eclipse or the Gold match.

    May dump my Sig Tac Ops for one of those TLE - RL guns too.
     
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  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The TLE is one of my favorites from Kimber. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Only thing I don't like is the sights but it's a 1911, you can change everything. I'm a big Novak fan.


    EDIT: I really wanted a Warrior, They're a series I, but then I'd have to send it out to be checkered and refinished. Didn't wanna deal with that so I bought the Sig.... and not happy with the decision.
     
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  11. bac1023

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    Its a good one for sure, but the TRP is, well, a TRP.

    I'm not sure I'd take any Kimber over it for duty use.
     
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  12. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    hey bac, I'm pretty sure the word "sure" deleted itself from your comment. took me a second to translate. ;)
     
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    Thanks :embarassed:
     
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I agree 100%. And I've had GREAT luck out of all of my Kimbers.
     
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    <--- had TLE II, didn't run... went back to Kimber... still didn't run. Made gun shop buy it back, bought TRP. 10,000 + rounds later I have no complaints with the TRP. Still run it stock in matches (except sights - hate night sights for gun games).
     
  16. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Hmm, honestly man, Kimbers got a year warrenty, if it don't run tell them about it. I've had 2 of them and I've had great luck with them all. While their custom shop isn't exactly custom those are some nice looking guns as well and I believe they can re-create a SN as long as they destroy the old one. There's no reason you shouldn't have gotten a working gun out of that.
     
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    Should have sent it to Kimber's 'Custom Shop'. :whistling:
     
  18. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    yea... i called the custom shop years back to get some custom work done.... that's how i learned they weren't exactly what the name sounded like. :shocked:
     
  19. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Well, I can speak firsthand that Springfield DEFINATELY has a true custom shop and it turns out some great stuff.

    SS TRP from SACS
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    :cool:
     
  20. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Colt has a true custom shop too... but I don't have any pictures. I'll show you hopefully around the end of the December. Maybe later :(


    good to see you got rid of those awful front serrations.
     
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