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Old 09-01-2008, 07:24 PM
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kimber 1911

Here lately been looking at the Kimber 1911 custom. Very nice gun but pretty pricey... anybody got any good ideas on a good 1911 that might not be so expensive?


also been looking at the 22 conversion kit for the kimber 1911 just for plinkiing around with since .45 ammo is getting so expensive. Anyone ever shot with one of these conversion kits?
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:36 PM
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I would say go to a large gun shop and play for a couple of hours. It sounds like you are looking for your first 1911 so I would get what ever fits you the best(feel). The 1911 has such a large aftermarket support that you can build any gun to your own specs. The Kimber just happens to have allot of the aftermarket upgrades you would install already on it(saves you money in the long run). You can always buy a cheaper 1911, and if you decide you like it upgrade to the Kimber.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:41 PM
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yeha this will be my first 1911. right now im carrying a browning high power mark III. its a great gun and shoots really well but i have always wanted a 1911.
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As a owner of a Kimber and a Auto Ordnance, both are good. The Kimber is smoother due to mods.
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I would say go to a large gun shop and play for a couple of hours. It sounds like you are looking for your first 1911 so I would get what ever fits you the best(feel). The 1911 has such a large aftermarket support that you can build any gun to your own specs. The Kimber just happens to have allot of the aftermarket upgrades you would install already on it(saves you money in the long run). You can always buy a cheaper 1911, and if you decide you like it upgrade to the Kimber.
Agreed. You can build one using many different parts.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:46 PM
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thanks fellows... i appreciate the input

will definitely be heading out looking for a new toy here soon
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:48 PM
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I have an old Colt 1911 with a conversion kit.
They can still be had at a fair price. Why not just buy a .22 for plinking? jus thinkin out loud
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i already have several .22 pistols. i just like the 1911 frame. the .22 will be for just using around the house target shooting and then ill just swap barrels if i decide to take the .45 with me for self defense.

still not to sure i can give up carrying my browning. might just have to carry both the browning and the 1911
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:37 PM
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Check out the new Taurus 1911. It seems pretty full featured and good looking too. I remember shopping for 1911's a couple years ago, I was set on either a Kimber or Springfield Armory. Well, then I started seeing how nice the S&W's were, and some of the other new ones as well...then I bought a Colt XSE. I don't think you could go wrong with any of them. Just remember, the initial cost is forgotten pretty quickly on something like this, so you may want to save a bit more and get exactly what you want!
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Depends on where your wallet is the Sprongfield TRP's are great pistols, and for the $1000-$1300 range, better than the Kimbers for the $$$ IMHO. You may give some consideration to teh Dan Wesson Pointman, it has a bunch of Ed Brown stuff already packed on it from the factory, it's a great shooter, and around $750 or so. I have had a DW Razorback 10mm for a good while, and I really like it. Para makes a good gun as well, lots a variables there, you can prolly find one that suits your needs.

On the lower price range you could stick with Springfield, or also as mjkten mentioned, the Taurus is not bad for the money.
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