Page 2 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
Topic Options
#6237895 - 03/01/12 03:16 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
joshf303 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 1996
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.

RV 728 BP
#6238190 - 03/01/12 04:12 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: joshf303]
tex_n_cal Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 16522
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 - 03/01/12 04:19 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
tex_n_cal Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 16522
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 - 03/01/12 05:24 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: safariman]
Rick n Tenn Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 07/22/06
Posts: 845
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 - 03/01/12 06:29 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: Rick n Tenn]
Waders Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 10/25/00
Posts: 7458
Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II owner here. Love it!

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

#6238742 - 03/01/12 11:53 AM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: tex_n_cal]
EthanEdwards Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 11/05/05
Posts: 34202
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.
Even before my Father's Father, they called us all rebels and they burned down our cornfields and left our cities leveled...

#6239248 - 03/01/12 02:59 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: EthanEdwards]
supercrewd Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 5092
Loc: Gunnison, CO
I handled the S&W Gunsite Bobtail with Sc frame and it was a peach.

Edited by supercrewd (03/01/12 03:47 PM)
NRA Life Member

#6239574 - 03/01/12 04:28 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: MIVHNTR]
walt501 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 941
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.
NRA Benefactor Member

#6239679 - 03/01/12 04:57 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: supercrewd]
kenjs1 Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4901
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 05:14 PM Re: Which 1911???? [Re: kenjs1]
MontanaMan Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 10018
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.


Page 2 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >

Moderator:  RickBin, SYSOP 
RV 180
RV 160 1
Who's Online
338 registered (1lesfox, 17_wizzer, 01Foreman400, 16gauge, 1lessdog, 1OntarioJim, 34 invisible), 816 Guests and 321 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RV 160 2
Forum Stats
52,859 Registered Members
72 Forums
678,581 Topics
9,791,774 Posts

Most users ever online: 4,830 @ 12/02/14 02:45 AM
RV 160 3

Copyright © 2000-2015, Inc. All Rights Reserved.