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matrix056
06-15-2010, 9:52 AM
Need help deciding for my first 1911. This will be a carry gun. Narrowed my choices down to two.

Sig 1911 "Carry" in Nitron : http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=25&productid=131

Kimber Pro Carry: http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/pistols/compactprocarry/pro_carry_II/

I dont want the Kimber Ultra carry, its too small. Please keep comments to these two pistols. Thanks.

Lucky7
06-15-2010, 9:57 AM
I have a Kimber and love it, they make great guns. I don't know anything about the Sig. But even if I didn't have a Kimber I would still go with it just because they have been making 1911's much longer.

resident-shooter
06-15-2010, 10:07 AM
Cawlt

CSACANNONEER
06-15-2010, 10:16 AM
My GTG is my CDP Pro II. That should tell you where I stand. Kimber has excellent customer service and makes a great product too. After +20,000 rounds through my first CDP II, I had to send it back to Kimber with a list of things which needed fixing. (I had spoken to Winslow at SHOT '08 about the gun and he wanted to see it) Anyway, I got it back a week or so later with everything fixed. They even replaced my night sights because, they felt it was time to replace them. I did not even mention my NSs. This was all done at ZERO cost to me except for shipping it to them. I really doubt that Sig's or any other larger company's customer service can compare.

Dhena81
06-15-2010, 11:58 AM
I have a Sig GSR 1911 I bought it because for the price about 850 it was a very good deal when I bought it I was looking at some kimbers and springfields. At the time the salesman said Kimber had some QC problems and that the springfields had some MIM parts.

True 1911 fans though don't like the fact that the Sig has an external extractor. Anyways I've fired tons of Quality defensive loads, range ammo, and reloads through the Sig about 4000k plus rounds with no FTF or eject.

I have no experience with Kimbers and don't even know if the salesman was telling the truth about the QC problems but I would trust my life with the Sig GSR anyday.

robx007
06-15-2010, 12:07 PM
4000k rounds - wow!!!

Shenaniguns
06-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Neither

FUBAR
06-15-2010, 1:31 PM
Both good guns. The Sig I think is a better buy. Only problem is finding a holster for the Sig. It seems the contour of the Sig slide prevents it from fitting into regular 1911 holsters.

CSACANNONEER
06-15-2010, 1:35 PM
4000k rounds - wow!!!

Yep, he hasn't even broke it in enough to wear out a recoil spring yet. Somewhere after 50,000 rounds is when a gun should start to prove its durability.

gadjeep
06-15-2010, 1:47 PM
Serpa cqc fits like a glove. Have one for my TTT SIG.

Black Majik
06-15-2010, 1:50 PM
4000k rounds - wow!!!

Yep, he hasn't even broke it in enough to wear out a recoil spring yet. Somewhere after 50,000 rounds is when a gun should start to prove its durability.

Hehe, 4000K rounds equals 4 million rounds. I'd be estatic if my guns lasted that long. :)

ruchik
06-15-2010, 3:51 PM
I personally didn't like the Sig's grip safety. That shape with the ridge running down the back was intensely uncomfortable for me to hold.

SgtDinosaur
06-15-2010, 4:13 PM
I have both. And a Springfield. And a couple of Colts. Did I mention I like 1911's?

kidrice
06-15-2010, 4:56 PM
Hehe, 4000K rounds equals 4 million rounds. I'd be estatic if my guns lasted that long. :)

80,000 boxes (50 rounds a box)
@ $20/box (if possible)
=$1,600,000

I wish I could afford to shoot that many rounds.

Dhena81
06-15-2010, 5:18 PM
4000k rounds - wow!!!

4K i f****d up

CHS
06-15-2010, 5:21 PM
Kimber. Hands down.

Sig doesn't make one without a retarded rail :(

CHS
06-15-2010, 5:22 PM
4K i f****d up

Pshaw.

I've got 10-12K through mine, and it's still not broken in.

10K is just starting to stretch the legs on a 1911 :)

Rhatical
06-15-2010, 5:47 PM
Kimber

RedDawn
06-15-2010, 7:36 PM
Have shot both, I prefer the Kimber

resident-shooter
06-15-2010, 7:42 PM
Pshaw.

I've got 10-12K through mine, and it's still not broken in.

10K is just starting to stretch the legs on a 1911 :)

But your fingers will be worn off with those puny 7 round mags lmao

CHS
06-15-2010, 7:55 PM
But your fingers will be worn off with those puny 7 round mags lmao

"Puny" is not a word that one uses around 1911's...

Besides, I strictly use 8 round mags :)