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Old 02-03-2012, 09:33 PM
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I currently own 5 1911 pistols. 2 Kimbers, an SR1911, a DW Vbob and a Springfield Loaded Long Slide. All have been reliable, although the new to me long slide is having a few FTE problems. I don't know the history of the gun (bought used) so won't comment any further. It's going back to Springfield for an overhaul and return to stock.

The Ruger has been nearly perfect in the 8 months and 2000+ rounds I have fired through it. Only fault has been a head came off one of my grip screws. A phone call to Ruger had a set of screws and bushings at my door in a couple of days.

Both my Kimbers have been trouble free. My daily carry gun is an Eclipse Ultra Crimson that, despite the reputation of the 3" guns, has been flawless. It gets 100 rds/week through it of mixed hardball and defensive rounds and just continues to run. Accurate little bugger as well.
The other Kimber is an Eclipse Custom II and it too just runs.

The Vbob get carried nearly as often as the Ultra and is perfect.

The point of all this? There is no such thing as a bad 1911 pistol out there. OK, maybe the Para stuff. You pays your money and takes your choice. I consider the Ruger to be a real bargain in today's market. It is one heck of a gun for the money.
How did you get 2 rugers 1911? I cant even find one in stock !! NICE !!!

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:38 PM
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I have owned a number of different 1911's and three different Kimbers which have all been free of any issues. I too had some reservations prior to my first Kimber purchase based on other stories/comments I heard surrounding Kimber and their CS department. My advice dont buy into the hype. Think you will find the Kimber is a quality firearm that will serve you well.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:38 PM
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once you get the 1911 addiction, you won't be stopping at kimber or ruger

here is my cheap play 1911's

The top gun, is that a kimber S.S. ?? Nice , all of them. Martyd
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:01 AM
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when u see a ruger sr1911 for $575 let me know.
I just did....
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:22 AM
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love my kimbers too.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:14 AM
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I just did....
that's not nice, I want to know where to get one for that much

Martyd, the top gun is actually a Para P-14.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:38 AM
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I own a lot of 1911's from mid price to high price (21 in total). I also own an SR1911 and three Kimbers.

I would compare the SR1911 more to mid priced Kimbers such as the Kimber Custom TLE that I own. It doesn't compare to their custom shop Kimbers, and for the price it shouldn't.

In my experience, the SR1911 and mid priced Kimbers have been excellent guns. In terms of performance, accuracy, dependability, neither one distances itself from the other. Both will be fine pistols.

Another excellent mid priced 1911 to consider, and isn't nearly as difficult to find as the SR1911 is the Desert Eagle 1911 (I also own one of these). You can get it for around $700 or so, and it's every bit as good and solid as the SR1911 or a mid price Kimber such as the Custom TLE II.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:19 AM
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that's not nice, I want to know where to get one for that much
Whats not nice?...I didnt buy it... As my pervious post read..a friend bought the SR1911 for that much

Was purchased at a local large retail sporting goods store thats a very large Ruger dealer last July during a big summer sale they had. That price he paid included a $50.00 mail in rebate from Ruger. The same gun sells for about $700.00 now at the same store.

Even for $700.00 I feel the SR1911 is a very good value compared to the Kimber.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:38 PM
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I faced the same decision and bought one of each. Like them both very much.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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i thought about kimber as well when buying a 1911...my LGS had an entire display cabinet just for kimber 1911s. But after comparing them, way too overpriced. So i went with a loaded target Springfield that was under my $1000 price cap. But the kimbers look cool as hell
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:01 PM
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Today I shot the Ruger for the first time. I'm going to do it one more time before I make a decision, but I'm pretty sure the Ruger supplanted the Kimber Stainless II on my next-to-buy list. The Stainless II is still great, IMO, but I shot the Ruger better.

Really don't think there's a bad choice here.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:46 AM
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Handloader mag. tested a ruger and a remington, both were very very accurate, actually shot smaller groups than much more expensive guns. If these were off the line production guns then they are both winners.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:20 AM
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I read the article, the Remington R1 actually shot better groups than the SA trophy match and the Smith & Wesson 1911. Not bad for a base gun.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:19 AM
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i thought about kimber as well when buying a 1911...my LGS had an entire display cabinet just for kimber 1911s. But after comparing them, way too overpriced. So i went with a loaded target Springfield that was under my $1000 price cap. But the kimbers look cool as hell

a base Kimber CII is under 800.

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:56 AM
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good looking gun. What kind of grips are those and how do they feel on the bare hand?
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:31 PM
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good looking gun. What kind of grips are those and how do they feel on the bare hand?
if i'm not mistaken peanut grips come factory equipped with Kimber Warriors.
I got those OD aftermarket and they are very well made...extremely smooth and no sharp edges to dig into my hand like some other more expensive ones i had returned. i was at first skeptical but these Ebay grips guarantee 100% satisfaction so there was hardly any risk.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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I had to google the Kimber and they seem like apples and oranges to me. The Kimber retails* for about twice the price of the Ruger and has a lot of features the Ruger doesn't have. Being that these two pistols are so different I guess I'm kind of confused about why these are the only two pistols you are considering. At your price point $1500 - $1700* there are a lot of other pistols that I'd be looking at as well.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:54 PM
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if i'm not mistaken peanut grips come factory equipped with Kimber Warriors.
I got those OD aftermarket and they are very well made...extremely smooth and no sharp edges to dig into my hand like some other more expensive ones i had returned. i was at first skeptical but these Ebay grips guarantee 100% satisfaction so there was hardly any risk.
thanks, I may have to try a set, I like the looks.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:00 PM
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I had to google the Kimber and they seem like apples and oranges to me. The Kimber retails* for about twice the price of the Ruger and has a lot of features the Ruger doesn't have. Being that these two pistols are so different I guess I'm kind of confused about why these are the only two pistols you are considering. At your price point $1500 - $1700* there are a lot of other pistols that I'd be looking at as well.
Could be wrong, but I'm almost positive his price point is not $1500-1700. The Ruger is under 800, the Kimber Custom II is right around there as well, and the Crimson Carry looks like it can be had under $1000.

If his price point was $1500-1700 and he wasn't looking at Dan Wesson or even Les Baer, I think he would have already had his ears boxed around here!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:25 PM
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How did you get 2 rugers 911? I cant even find one in stock !! NICE !!!
I've noticed you have omitted the first "1" in "1911" in your posts consistently. It's a 1911, not 911. Know it. Learn it. Live it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:23 PM
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Could be wrong, but I'm almost positive his price point is not $1500-1700. The Ruger is under 800, the Kimber Custom II is right around there as well, and the Crimson Carry looks like it can be had under $1000.

If his price point was $1500-1700 and he wasn't looking at Dan Wesson or even Les Baer, I think he would have already had his ears boxed around here!
You are correct. I read that wrong. $1,176.00 vs $799.00 MSRP

But still, feature wise they are quite different.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 AM
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I've noticed you have omitted the first "1" in "1911" in your posts consistently. It's a 1911, not 911. Know it. Learn it. Live it.

Yes -you are right 1911. I went to my gun store yesterday to pick up my remington rifle and ask him, hows my order going on my 911 kimber. He replied, WHAT ? Its a 1911. Thats two times i got reprimanded. Im good now.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:51 AM
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The gun store has the kimber and the ruger 1911 on my wish list. When i was there yesterday and asked hows the order was going on my kimber. He checked,and said your Kimber crimson custom carry is not ready. Im going back today becouse i thought its a crimson custom carry 11. Getting my rifle yesterday my mine was on the rifle. Is there a big diff.with those two guns ?
Here is a pict. of the rifle.
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