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Help me choose a 1911

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Deoxide, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    TailDrag

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    Lol. Better than coal..
     
  2. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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    I'm also a fan of the Wilson Combat Spec Ops but that's going to be a fair bit more expensive and I'm still not sure I would actually take on over a TRP Operator. For my money the TRP is the best 1911 on the market. Sure you can spend more but you would be hard pressed to find a better 1911. Ignore anyone who says anything with the word 'Kimber' in it. Take all the rest of the advice given with a grain of salt.
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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    based on your price range there are many guns that will fit the bill for you... my only concern is the amount of range time your planning on puttin it through... thats 5-10k a year... at that many rounds a year out of a pistol i would buy as high end as possible... pistols (vice revolvers) are subject to mechanical faliure quicker in my experience... also i would look for a model with lots of aftermarket support... your going to find the guns downfalls... all production guns have them and your also going to be replacing parts... you dont want to continually be putting shitty factory parts in
     
  4. Aug 21, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    People think firearms and optics are expensive but if they totaled up the costs of ammo required with today's prices to shoot even half as much as they would like to in just a year suddenly firearm/optic price isn't such a big deal.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    None of this applies to 1911s..
     
  6. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    Kimber.....nuff said!!!!:D
     
  7. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    Colt is the way to go. But that is also the only one I have ever shot. I don't own one but my father has a pair. He used to teach master classes for the pd. It's by far his favorite of the 1911 model.
     
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    I mean really? 1911s have more aftermarket support than any other handgun. Factory parts are rarely used to repair worn out factory parts, and "factory parts" is misleading to begin with since a lot of manufacturers use aftermarket small parts to begin with.

    Frame and slide is the only concern. Everything else is meant to last and to be easily replaced when it gets worn out. If not, that's why you shop for a long term manufacturer with lifetime warranty (Springfield) and a service dept. that does the job right with proper turnaround.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    I've seen more people have problems with kimbers than with any other brand of 1911s
     
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    Also FWIW I have shot 20k a year in each of my 1911s and the only breakage was Kimber. Whether they were $600 or well over $2000, no problems whatsoever, Kimber aside.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Kimber is popular. Has nothing to do with anything.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    I mentioned that because I'm sure op would rather not buy a brand that's known to have issues
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    I mentioned that because you have no facts supporting your comments and they are incorrect assumptions.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    Also I suggest for a first 1911, stay with a full size Govt model.

    If you are looking at the TRP, that is an excellent gun. I love my Springfield's!
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    My facts are experiences of friends who have owned and still own kimbers.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    Exactly. How should I explain talking out of your ass so it makes more sense to you?
     
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    Ok go ahead op buy a kimber have fun. Best 1911s made ever
     
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    I got a Kimber Pro Tactical II and I love it.
     
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    My kimber match is 12 years old...never had 1 jam or stove pipe.....bastards still a tight fit...I've put a few thousand rounds through it,. Ball/hollow points...no probs...personal choice for my life support.
     
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    Kimber is fine. Overpriced is all, and they cut corners on their part quality, namely the MSH, for their price tag.

    Their marketing is attractive and the finished piece is clean. Rarely any machining marks, bevels are clean, good checkering, slide to frame fitting, barrels are good, triggers are good enough. Not amazing and not wholly better than much cheaper 1911s.

    Of course I'm not basing my words on my friends experiences with guns I don't own and things I watch on YouTube.
     
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