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Which is better COLT or KIMBER

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by paulk, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. paulk

    paulk Member

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    i want to know about which one is better bettween COLT 1911 or KIMBER 1911?
     
  2. Steve H

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  3. steelyblue

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    The one I have!!! Which ever one you shoot better with, or drool over before you buy.
     
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Tis about autoloaders, moving now
     
  5. DENALI

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    Kimber vs Colt :eek: No offense but these types of questions tend to ignite savage verbal combat:uhoh:often resulting in ego damage:(to the various combatants. That said, Rampant Colt still stirs my juices more than just about anything this side of sex:what:....
     
  6. Lonestar49

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  7. Zach S

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    I like series I kimbers. And Colts.
     
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    Packard. I like the classics.
     
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    and Ford
     
  11. meef

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    The Colt is generally better than the Kimber, except when it isn't.

    :cool:

    Now if I could just figure out which was better - french toast or corned beef hash and eggs - I'd have it made.

    :cool:
     
  12. weisse52

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    Colt!

    And then Springfield :evil:
     
  13. Big Boomer

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    Colt, but don't tell Kimber, they might get their feelings hurt.
     
  14. coyotehitman

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    I believe Colts sell because they are Colts and will hold their value better....again because they say Colt on them. I do not see anything outstanding about them. Look at them objectively and see which one you like best.
     
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    looking at them to see which is better is similar to trying to dance to math......the one that functions is always the best; copies of the best are just that, copies....Colt is the original
     
  16. Valkman

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    My 3 Kimbers are great and my one Colt is a POS. You decide!
     
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    Both are excellent.
     
  18. 10-Ring

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    Of course my Colt is the best one ever made, matched by no other! :neener:
     
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    I've owned several different models of both brands. If I could only own one, it would be Kimber. I say that with no intent to diss Colt. All things considered, I firmly believe Kimber to be a better 1911.

    I say that as a man whose first 1911 was a Colt. And no, I'm not a Kimber dealer. :)
     
  22. Mainiac

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    KIMBER


    FORD


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  23. First Shirt

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    Kimber. I've owned several Colts, doubt that I'll ever own another one. (Unless someone wants to give me a Series 70 Combat Commander in .45)
     
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    I was a bit spoiled as my first ever 1911 was a series 70 Colt Gold Cup as a young man. Now that I own Kimber, Colt and Springfield, I believe I would come down on the side of Kimber as opposed to an "off the shelf" Colt. There are no really meaningful differences, just personal preferences that Kimber adresses that Colt hasn't that's all. I would feel comfortable with either one, so I would reiterate some points above - Pick the one that suits YOU the best and fits your price range the best. If it's to be a daily carry weapon, pick the model with the bells and whistles that you want on a weapon already in place out of the box.
    IMHO you can't go wrong with either brand.
    Good luck!
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  25. Walkalong

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    Colt (no FPS model) over Kimber for me probably, but I love my Kimber CDPII Ultra.(except for the FPS) :)

    I also love my accurized Series 80 Colt with the "spacer" in place of the FPS parts. :D

    My new to me Springfield Custom is pretty d*** sweet too. ;)

    So, for me I think:

    1. Colt (depending on the model)
    2: Springfield (depending on the model)
    3: Kimber

    All are fine guns.

    I have NOT sold any Colts I have had. I have only sold one Springfield I have had and I only sold it because it was a LW 5" gun and I decided I did not like LW 5" guns. Great gun (Loaded Model) I have sold a couple of Kimbers and don't regret it. My 2 cents.
     
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