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#6237895 - 03/01/12 03:16 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
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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.

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#6238190 - 03/01/12 04:12 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: joshf303]
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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.
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#6238224 - 03/01/12 04:19 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
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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
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#6238430 - 03/01/12 05:24 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
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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.


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#6238541 - 03/01/12 06:29 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: Rick n Tenn]
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Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II owner here. Love it!
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#6238742 - 03/01/12 11:53 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: tex_n_cal]
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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:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=275803960

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.
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#6239248 - 03/01/12 02:59 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: EthanEdwards]
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I handled the S&W Gunsite Bobtail with Sc frame and it was a peach.



Edited by supercrewd (03/01/12 03:47 PM)
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#6239574 - 03/01/12 04:28 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MIVHNTR]
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Registered: 12/20/10
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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 04:57 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: supercrewd]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4857
Loc: Texas
I own a Kimber Pro Carry. Been terrific and very accurate. Supercrewd -yeah I saw that SW Bobtail and do agree.
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#6239741 - 03/01/12 05:14 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: kenjs1]
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Registered: 09/29/06
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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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