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#6237895 - 02/29/12 07:16 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
joshf303 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 1907
Loc: South TX
Yeah..would be a rough venture, but someones gotta do it. That is NICE for sure. Is the "old" Kimber feeding issue a thing of the past, something they have worked out or are some still having that issue. I say old, the last Kimber pistol I got rid of was 6-7 yrs ago, at that time it was blamed on "tight tolerances" that worked itself out with a little "break in" time.

#6238190 - 02/29/12 08:12 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: joshf303]
tex_n_cal Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 16119
Loc: Back in Texas, for good!
A month or so ago I was in the local funshop, when a young man walked up to the 1911 counter. His new Kimber was jamming, and then the safety broke. They gave him his money back. Short answer, no I think Kimber still has issues. Some of them run fine, but I think other brands have better batting averages.
"...and a mild headache..."

#6238224 - 02/29/12 08:19 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
tex_n_cal Offline
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 16119
Loc: Back in Texas, for good!
Originally Posted By: safariman
My big mitts would have a hard time with the shortened grip frame, but for some - maybe even most - that might be the ticket. NICE looking pistola, Tex n Cal!

Thanks, it is indeed a remarkable piece. Hard chromed slide, Novak-style night sights, rear of slide serrated, alloy frame, ramped barrel to protect the frame, and typical Baer fit, finish, & trigger. What little I have shot it, it also ran 100% grin
"...and a mild headache..."

#6238430 - 02/29/12 09:24 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
Rick n Tenn Offline
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Registered: 07/22/06
Posts: 843
Loc: TN./MS
Originally Posted By: safariman
Kimber Pro Carry ll. Alloy frame 4 inch 45ACP with full size grip frame. I wish I still had mine.

The Kimber CDP II is very nice to carry also has the alloy frame.

#6238541 - 02/29/12 10:29 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: Rick n Tenn]
Waders Offline
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Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 7440
Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II owner here. Love it!

"Let's Roll!" - Todd Beamer 9/11/01.

#6238742 - 03/01/12 03:53 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: tex_n_cal]
EthanEdwards Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 34127
Originally Posted By: tex_n_cal
Colt introduced the CCO (Concealed Carry Officers) some years ago, and attracted a lot of interest. It has the Commander slide on an officer frame, giving reliability with concealability.

Talo distributors commissioned a re-issue - they call it simply the Commander Lightweight:

FWIW the Les Baer Stinger is also a Commander length slide with officers frame, although they cost a lot more. smile This is my Concept X, a limited edition of the Stinger:

I think I saw one of those at the gunshow last weekend. It may have been the full-size equivalent though. I forget. The guy had that and a Special Forces which was full-size.
Legislators and revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time are either psychopaths or mountebanks.

#6239248 - 03/01/12 06:59 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: EthanEdwards]
supercrewd Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 5051
Loc: Gunnison, CO
I handled the S&W Gunsite Bobtail with Sc frame and it was a peach.

Edited by supercrewd (03/01/12 07:47 AM)
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#6239574 - 03/01/12 08:28 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MIVHNTR]
walt501 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 920
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: MIVHNTR
Colt XSE Lightweight Commander in 45 ACP. I'll never sell mine.

Wow! A Ford guy AND a Colt guy! Isn't it great to reach life's pinnacle? grin

Generally, I agree with the 4.25 minimum barrel length for a 1911 with one exception - Colt. Their 3 inch Defender series has received nothing but rave reviews on the 1911 forums. I also believe that Colt is currently turning out the finest 1911's in the company's history.
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#6239679 - 03/01/12 08:57 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: supercrewd]
kenjs1 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4825
Loc: Texas
I own a Kimber Pro Carry. Been terrific and very accurate. Supercrewd -yeah I saw that SW Bobtail and do agree.
Oh yeah an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow, that's my point.

#6239741 - 03/01/12 09:14 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: kenjs1]
MontanaMan Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 9882
For the difference in price between the S&W bobtail & the Dan Wesson Guardian, I'd take the DW & I am a fan of S&W's 1911's.


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