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Kimber 1911 or Glock 21

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mapwd, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. mapwd

    mapwd Member

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    Ok, I have been a 1911 fan for some time now and have just recently gone to the dark side and bought a Glock 19, which I love to death. I have discovered I enjoy shooting my Glock more than my 1911. I am toying with the idea of selling my Kimber Team Match II and buying a Glock 21. What would be a fair price to ask for the Kimber?? It is in excellent shape.
    Also are there any members on here that have owned both and can give me an idea as to the accuracy of the 21 compared to the Kimber???
     
  2. Lennyjoe

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    Glock is a great gun but so is the Kimber. If it were me, I'd keep the Kimber and purchase the G21 outright. If your not rich like me, put a bit aside each payday and buy it when you have the funds. You'll regret selling the 1911.
     
  3. Rexrider

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    The Glock 21 is an excellent handgun but make sure it fits your hand. I would recommend renting one to so you can see if it handles as good as the 19 does.

    I am also going to repeat what Lennyjoe said. Keep the Kimber and save up for the 21. The 21 will always be there so no rush.

    Believe me, there is no problem owning both 1911s and Glocks. They get along just fine. I know, I have had both for many years. As a bonus you even get to play in all the Glock vs the world and 1911 vs the world threads :D
     
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  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Keep the Kimber Team Match weapon, and save more $$$$ for the Glock.
    A good rule of the thumb, is too NEVER get rid of a good weapon. Enjoy;)
     
  5. mapwd

    mapwd Member

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    all good points. I really would hate getting rid of the Kimber.
     
  6. another okie

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    Keep the Kimber. The Glock 21 is a fantastic handgun - I have one. But I kept my 1911. If you sell the 1911 you will eventually find yourself hungering for the nice trigger it has and for the heavier weight of the gun.
     
  7. Ilovemyglock

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    I also agree the kimber is an exellent pistol, Save up the cash for the Glock,and keep the Kimber.
     
  8. 10-Ring

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    The Glock 21 I had was extremely accurate...as accurate as my Kimber Custom II. Groups were of the same size, but the Glock was less forgiving...but then again, the G21 isn't a target gun so the combat accuracy was more than acceptable ;)
     
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    I went from a Glock to a Kimber. I am not at all compelled to go back.
     
  10. tellner

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    If it's for self defense I'd recommend one or the other. Which one is entirely a matter of personal preference. Under stress you don't want any confusion about the interface.
     
  11. ripcurlksm

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    Keep the Kimber
     
  12. panzermk2

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    keep the Kimber
     
  13. Rexrider

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    I never really agreed with this statement. I understand what you are saying. A person has the potential to become more proficient with one handgun/platform. I am not saying it is not true but I also believe you can be proficient with different handguns. As long as you practice of course.

    As I said, I have had Glocks and 1911s for years. The G19 is for carry and my Springfield is for the home (the 21 is for home too but my wife can shoot the 1911 much better). I have never felt I had any problems adapting from one to the other.

    Shoot both !! Practice is key.
     
  14. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Your kidding me right? Please keep your Kimber, the temporary euphoria that you get from shooting the tupperware will sting significantly when you realize what you have done. Both weapons are great but you go from a BMW 5 series to a Honda Accord they are both 4 doors but ones a Honda and the other is a BMW you figure it out.

    P.S. If you do want to sell it I may know someone who will gladly take it off your hands and sell you his Glock 21.
     
  15. hmp32

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    Kimber 1911 before the Glock 21. However, I would recommend the Springfield XD45 series over the Kimber and the Glock.
     
  16. ugaarguy

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    Wait

    Echoing others, keep the Kimber and save for another 45.

    I say another 45, because you need to go handle a Glock 21 and make sure it fits. Their grips are significantly larger than their 9mm/40 S&W/357 SIG brothers. There are several other options on the polymer frame pistol in 45 ACP. The Springfield XD 45 is only slightly larger in the grip than it's smaller caliber brothers. The Walther P99/S&W 99 is available in 45 ACP, as is the HK USP. Taurus' Line of full size, compact, and subcompact polymer frame pistols are all available in 45 ACP as well.

    If you wait, due out in the coming year are the new HK 45, S&W M&P in 45 ACP, and the FN FNP in 45 ACP.

    The Glock 21 is a nice pistol, but you really should take a close look at the other pistols and be sure of what you want to lay down your money on.
     
  17. KenW.

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    Except for pieces of crap; NEVER, EVER, get rid of a gun. Even if you don't carry or shoot it, you should find a place within your family somewhere for it. I've never parted with a gun that I didn't regret losing later on.
     
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