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4th November 2005, 23:34
I'm looking to by a 1911. looking at Kimbers, is SA better??
5th November 2005, 00:46
I hate generalizations as much as the next guy. But, right now I do believe SA is building better pistols than Kimber.
This might qualify as :dead_hors ... ;)
5th November 2005, 00:52
I do to. there are alot of people have problems with kimbers. I shoot 400-500 rounds a month and I need a steel framed gun so it will last longer. alot of people are having troubls with the alloy framed ones.
5th November 2005, 07:42
I like the look & feel of the black stainless with adjustable sights. I just traded my Kimber off. I think if I was buying a new 1911 now I'd get a S&W.
5th November 2005, 13:20
I just bought a SA stainless...thanks
7th November 2005, 18:26
Gotta agree with JMag. Had a Kimber & nothing but heart ach & head ach :nono:
No longer is it mine. Since getting rid of it, I bought 3 Springers ( 2 1911's & an XD) & love em all.
7th November 2005, 18:49
Well , Ibought a Springfield. With all I read in the forums about Kimbers I went with the SA. I like the old internal extractor & the safety system is like a series 70..
thanks for all the help.
21st December 2005, 22:18
Yes, I would not buy another Kimber for now, although they seem to have just switched to putting internal extractors in all their guns. Give it a little time, and maybe some of all these complaints we keep reading about online will fade away.
I know every gun company makes a few lemons. But watch where you complain about Kimber. I've seen several threads on various sites where the happy Kimber owners jump all over someone w/ a problem, and they refise to acknowledge the problems the ext extractors have caused for Kimber. Seems that S&W has nailed the external extractor, though...
3rd April 2006, 17:35
I'm going Springfield... Take that Kimber!
4th April 2006, 15:01
colt :) but i guess that wasnt an option
4th April 2006, 17:55
I am with you all about Springfield being a better all around 1911 over Kimber.
8th April 2006, 10:29
I might be biased here, but definitely Springfield after having so much fun with the 9mm Loaded Stainless. I had a decent look-over at a Kimber Tactical Custom II (EE) the other day and what they had done to the inside of the pistol didn't sit well with me at all. Just as well I passed it up because now a friend of mines is going to buy it and I dunno what he sees in it.
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