Trade a Springer for a Kimber?


Neener Neener
April 18, 2008, 07:57 PM
I have 2 full sized 1911s, one a Springfield Lightweight Operator, the other a Springfield Mil-Spec. I don't really need to 5" 1911s, so I have been looking at possibly getting rid of one of mine for a compact. I have come across a possible trade that would be my LW Operator for a Kimber Ultra SIS. So, is this a good deal in your eyes?

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April 18, 2008, 08:16 PM
Would the other guy allow you to try shooting the Kimber? I don't know the value of either gun, but I do know the value of a gun that is reliable, one that I shoot well and enjoy shooting..

Neener Neener
April 18, 2008, 08:19 PM
Nope, I can't shoot it, it's a long distance trade.

April 18, 2008, 08:37 PM
Despite the silly looking SIS on the side, it has Series 1 innards, IMO, I'd trade.

April 18, 2008, 09:25 PM
Hard call, to bad he wouldn't rather have the Mil spec:D

April 18, 2008, 09:30 PM
I wouldn't...

George Hill
April 18, 2008, 10:33 PM
Oh heck yeah, I'd make that trade. The SIS is one SLICK CCW pistol.

April 18, 2008, 10:44 PM
You know what you have.
You don't know what you would get.
There's gotta be a reason he's trading "down".
Don't touch it.


April 18, 2008, 10:59 PM
Good trade IMHO

April 18, 2008, 11:36 PM
No I would keep the Springer

April 18, 2008, 11:40 PM
Tough call. :scrutiny:

April 19, 2008, 12:22 AM
Keep the Springer.

April 19, 2008, 12:30 AM
The SIS is a great gun. You would be getting the better end of the deal in my opinion.

April 19, 2008, 06:55 AM
I say no trade. Like previous poster said, "why is he trading down?", even though I, personally, don't feel a Springer is less of a gun than Kimber. In cost it is, not quality. Keep your Springer.

April 19, 2008, 09:08 AM
Tough call, the SIS slide serrations are supposed to be harder to use than the original JMB design. Regards, Richard:)

April 19, 2008, 08:17 PM
Keep the Springer.

Everyone likes to talk about how great the new SIS is, but no one has any experience with the thing.

My rule is to never, ever trade or sell a reliable weapon. If you want a new one, save up for it.

April 20, 2008, 12:03 AM
I would trade in a second!!!

April 20, 2008, 02:55 AM
i agree i would keep the springfield.

April 20, 2008, 10:04 AM
I say go for it.

April 20, 2008, 11:39 AM
If you are willing to trade the Springfield because you don't want two 5"ers, then look around first. I'm sure you could get a trade closer to you where you can handle the gun.

Ghost Tracker
April 20, 2008, 01:41 PM
I don't think Kimbers are any step-up from the Springfield...except Kimber continues to come out with new; grips (Raptor, Desert Recon), fancy CNC slide machining (SIS), etc. to make your Kimber 1911 more "custom". I have nothing against them, just don't see them as anything exceptional.

April 20, 2008, 07:16 PM
There has to be a reason he is willing to give up an SIS for an Operator. I would be leery of a trade like this. If you know the person and trust them, It is a good trade. If not, you may be trading a good firearm for a lemon. A lemon with very funny looking slide serrations.:barf:

I have 2 Kimbers and love them, but that SIS is UUUUUUUUUgly!!!:banghead:

(Purely Opinion)

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