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Identified my next pistol today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WRGADog, May 22, 2010.

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  1. WRGADog

    WRGADog Member

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    Kimber, Super Carry, Pro. I absolutely love the bob-tail grip on this gun, fits my hand perfectly. LGS had the 5 inch and 3 inch version in stock but not the 4 inch Pro. This is fine with me as I am retiring in two weeks, and have palced myself on gun restriction until my pension starts going to the bank, approximately 8 weeks after retirement.
     
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    Best of luck during the 500 round break-in.. 50/50 chance of getting a good one.

    Congrats on upcoming retirement..

    Ls
     
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    Damn it! FMJ, I was going to do a lead in...
     
  6. Full Metal Jacket

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    i came. i saw. i posted.



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  7. Mike J

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    Congratulations on your upcoming retirement.
     
  8. BULLSI

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    I did the same thing today but am thinking of getting one of these. Unless someone can talk me out of it.

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  9. WRGADog

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    After reading all of this I will do some more research

    before deciding. Perhaps a Sig Blackwater 1911 is in order, or an Ed Brown Kobra Carry. While I own lots of guns this will be my first 1911 and I don't want to make an expensive mistake.
     
  10. Runningman

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    Have you looked at STI 1911s. If not you may want to check them out.
     
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    Kimber's are fine I have owned 3 with no problems whatsoever. 2 of my friends have Kimbers without malfunctions as well so that is 5 Kimbers with 0 malfunctions. Where does this come into play then?
    Pure opinionated non fact based internet BS. Most of those horror stories come from the Kimbers with the external extractors which are no longer made. People just love spreading bad info and internet rumors mostly based on second hand yarns. Don't let the rumors of others influence your decision.
     
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    sti 1911 for sure
     
  13. more forty fives

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    I have a Kimber and STI then I went out and bought a Les Baer and Springer because of all the Internet gossip.You know the STI will never let you down Kimber suck's buy a Springer STI customer service sucks and so on.Now I have 4 1911's and none have ever givin me any trouble.Buy what you want. I'm glad I listened to all the crap now I have 4 dependable 1911's:D
     
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    So where did the OP ask about STI pistols, I love how everyone has to throw in their favorite brand whether or not it was on topic.
     
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    Trying to save him the headache of buying a Kimber.

    After he brought up other options, a suggestion of STI came up. And I for one agree with that Suggestion. STI is TOP NOTCH.

    JOe
     
  16. Full Metal Jacket

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    would this include your opinion?
     
  17. Glocked-N-Loaded

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    Now you're talking! I made the Kimber mistake..... twice! Was a hair pulling exercise thru and thru, my father, well he recently got a Pro TLE II and it's been flawless so far so that's 1 out of 3. WRGADog, do your own research, hit up 1911forum.com and look in the Kimber subsection, I counted 11 threads just on page 1 reporting issues the other day! Kobra Carry is a bit more but man o' man what a sweeeeeet pistol, I'd personally spend the extra scratch and get the Ed Brown and NEVER look back.
     
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    Just curious....how many Kimbers have you owned? What were the problems you experienced? :)
     
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    Well I actually own Kimbers, how about you? Why don't you quote the whole thing, not just what suits you.
     
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    fired them, and have had friends with issues--that's why i would never owned one. that experience is good enough for me to form an opinion ;)
     
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    I never get tired of the ole' Kimber debate. You have those who own them and defend them til the end, then you have those such as myself who haved owned them and would likely never buy another. The ones who currently own them think those of us who have owned them are either crazy in the head, or are lying about having owned one as it would not be plausible for their beloved Kimber to put out junk. I must have been limp wristing it:neener: BTW, I put 750 hair pulling money wasting rounds thru them before getting rid of them just to ensure fairness for their absurd 500 round break-in.
     
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    golly gee, real mags, sorry my quote wasn't up to your exacting standards.



    (the original post in question can be read at any time, by anyone in the world, by the way ;) )
     
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  24. Guns and more

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    No, I would talk you in to it. I got one when I went to buy a Sig 226. The Sig felt wrong in my hands. The salesman showed me the P-30 and it was like it was made for my hand.
    It has never had a failure to fire, and the mechanicals are like a Mercedes. The slide is easy to rack, the slide release is right where my thumb finds it. I have several nice firearms, but the P-30 and the Sig 238 would be the last I'd part with.
     
  25. Glocked-N-Loaded

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    Man my wallet is getting awfully tired of hearing about these P30's!:D I don't know how much more P30 love I can stand to hear before I break down and get one.
     
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