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kimber vs. sig

This is a discussion on kimber vs. sig within the M1911 forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Originally Posted by jeremy9mmXDm Wasn't a comparison at all....simple saying that a $800.00 Kimber right out the box was crap! I agree that it should ...


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Old 06-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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Wasn't a comparison at all....simple saying that a $800.00 Kimber right out the box was crap!
I agree that it should run like a champ out of the box. Especially for that kind of money. It seems like all your paying for the most part is the name.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Don't compare a Kimber Solo to the 5" guns that are more true to the original 1911 design.

If you do some research, you will find that the 5" Kimbers in the Custom line are fairly good performers for the money. The higher end Kimbers and the other variations are iffy...as are many variations made by other 1911 makers.

The chances of getting a very good shooting basic Kimber by going with the Custom series 5" guns is actually pretty good.

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In my opinion, the farther from the original, JMB design of the 1911 that you get, the more trouble you will have with functionality. Browning designed that platform to function with a 7 round, dimpled follower magazine. 5 inch or 4 inch only, not ultra compact. If you stick with a design that is as original as possible, I think that it will be much more reliable.
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Sooo, you're both in agreement. Glad we cleared that up.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #24
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Going on four years now and my Kimber TLE II has STILL yet to hiccup or give me a lick of trouble. Reliable and very accurate...right out of the box.

I think I got the only good Kimber! LOL

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Or the TLE II is the only good one.

My uncle's had one for god, 10 years now? It's never given issue and shoots very good.
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From what I've seen as long as Kimber buyers stick to the Custom II 4 and 5 inch Kimbers seem to be the best guns they produce. It seems that once you move into the 3 inch and very high end Kimbers, then you see the issues.
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From what I've seen as long as Kimber buyers stick to the Custom II 4 and 5 inch Kimbers seem to be the best guns they produce. It seems that once you move into the 3 inch and very high end Kimbers, then you see the issues.
I have noticed the same trend.

For the money, I'd rather get a Remington R1.
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I do love my Kimber but my next 1911 will most likely be a Dan Wesson Valor. It just looks so awesome and comes with a dang good reputation.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #28
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i hate the way sig 1911s look with the exeption of the classic series and external extractors look silly on a 1911 but of these 2 choices id buy sig all day every day. ive had 2 kimbers and i wont bash but i dont have them anymore and will never own another, unless its a gift and ill only have it for as long as it takes to unload it on someone else. sti, springfield,dan wesson all have guns in the price range that will shoot better than you, stay running and make you happy, happy, happy for years to come.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:39 AM   #29
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My 3" kimber has had no issues but you so need to make sure to have a firm grip. Not to say others havnt had issues but many other owners have also not had issues. I agree it isn't the original 1911 design but they did well. I wanted a carry 1911 . Nothing too big and knew it would be a risk. I was sure to see if they had some satisfied customers. Factory mags seemed to cause issues here and there but mine functions like a champ. Hallow points and regular ammo it shoots and cycles just fine.

Like I said my next 1911 is the scorpion then maybe save for a higher end one.
Issues can be found from any brand.
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Have had a Kimber Stainless Target II for 12+years with only 1 or 2 hangups over the thousands of rounds...and those were the result of out-of-spec reloads. I've carried a Kimber stainless UC II for 3+ years now and the only hiccup was with Gold Dots and the factory mag which I do not use anymore. After 500+ rounds to break in and wring out the piece it has run flawlessly with ball and Hydra-Shok ammo and good magazines.

I've put countless rounds through SA, Sig, RIA and other makes and the reoccuring theme with all is if they are dirty, not properly lubed and stoked with questionable ammo any gun will hang. Some are more finiky but with ball ammo and proper maintenance the only consistent problem I've had was with bad magazines or lack of maintenance/lube...and Chip McCormick or other GOOD mags fix that issue!
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