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Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by rmb_crew, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Looking to get a 1911 either a S&W or springfield. I know kimber is the way to go but dont want to swing that much cash just yet.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Some of the ones i saw were around $900+
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Check my edited post...I think you will be pleased.

    Kimber is so worth all the money. Much better the SA or S&W IMHO.

    Before I bought that one I shot all three to get a feel for them and Kimber was the best and only a couple bucks more than the others.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    wow. Yeah thats more in my price range. Only about $50 more.... thanks for the great info.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    No problem man.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    I've got an S&W 1911. Some people don't like external extractors on 1911's as they aren't true to the original design, however, it functions flawlessly.

    S&W's are among the most reliable sub $1K 1911's out there. I've heard of enough reliability issues with Kimbers that I'd, personally, never want to own one.

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  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah i really like the S&W and i have 40% off if i buy one. So i would pay the same as a SA or kimber but would have to wait 6-10weeks to get it.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Of the three choices you mentioned, I'd go with SA or S&W. As I mentioned, S&W 1911's are known to run flawless right out of the box. Springfields may have some teething issues early on but their lifetime warranty is the best in the business (S&W's warranty is up there too). Kimber's warranty is a joke (1 year), especially considering how many owners need to use it.

    If you're looking to spend around $900, I'd recommend you save a little more and get a Dan Wesson instead. They use all quality custom parts (no MIM) and are the best production 1911s out there.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah my price range is around $600-$700 so thats why i was looking at SA and S&W both of those i can get for right in my price range.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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  12. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    i have never even heard of para... any good?
     
  13. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    I don't own one, but they are reputed to be one of the utter best.
    They're match worthy 1911's. I love them, some modifications with the traditional 1911's (Double stacked mag) but they are dead sexy.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    [​IMG]Yummy.

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    Boo fucking ya!
     
  15. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    No offense, but Para's quality is hit and miss and I've never heard them referred to as one of the best 1911s out there.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah those kimbers are very nice lookin guns.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    I love 1911s. Subscribed.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    I am about to buy my buddies M5 Bul 1911, I have shot it plenty of times and it is a really nice gun. Double stacked mags with a muzzle break and all.

    Crap picture of the gun but it is all i have. My wife seems to like the gun too.

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  20. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Paras are junk for the most part. QC is severely lacking. Production 1911s will all need some degree of work to get them to function and feel exactly how you want them. My SW was alright factory but I replaced almost every internal and now I love it. Kimber, Springfield Armory, or SW are good choices for production guns. Wilson, Nighthawk, Les Bear, or Springfield TRP are the only ones I've seen that won't need any additional work. Here's my SW w/ my 686.


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