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kimber vs. sig

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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kimber vs. sig

Hey guys,
I was at my local fin, feather, fur yesterday and I went there really wanting a sig scorpion. I played with it a little and really liked the gun. However, I also looked at some Kimbers. I had a gunsmith I know tell me that Kimbers have really gone down service and quality wise in the last five years, but I still think they are great shooters. I'm just wondering what you guys thought when comparing the two. If I were to get a Kimber it would be something very close in price to the scorpion. Also wondering if any other brands make something like the scorpion/desert warrior? (preferably in an OD green or that sandy color)
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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Hey there, Mikeo
I love my sig nitron rail. My only issue is holsters. I would buy the sig over the Kimber any day. You can look at the springfield Mc operator they have it in od. Good luck which ever way you go.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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No brainer for me. Get the Sig over the Kimber.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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I have a family friend who owns a lgs and range and they see lots of trouble with customers kimbers.

Horrible cust. service and if you send your gun in you wont see it repaired for 6 months.

But i have heard of alot of problems with sig 1911's too.

Go on youtube and you will find several videos of sig 1911's malfunctioning on camera. Even after they are sent back they still wont even work.

But then again i know a guy who has a sig squorpion 1911 and it runs perfect!

Id look into springfield 1911's wont see any problems with them!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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Kimber has the worst % malfunction rate out of the box of any 1911, heck I think of any commercially available firearms.

Lots of good 1911s, Sigs are fine.
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The Sig Scorpion is one sweet pistol. I don't own one but have had the chance to shoot one. Not to mention it looks bad a$$ IMO!!!
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I've spent a little time on the 1911 forum. I've got a scorpion on layaway and have read they are very accurate and reliable as well as have good customer service. I've fired 4 different kimbers with no issues and have read alot of positive review of new owners and even some posts about their customer service improving. I own a compact kimber and have had no issues.

For the money I think you'll be happy with a sig. They have alot of features more common on higher priced brands such as front strap checkering and night sights.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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I have Kimbers, Sigs, Colts and Springfields. No problems with any.
I'm too old and crippled to run or engage in a fist fight. That leaves one option!

I also lost all my guns in a terrible Boating accident. There seems to be alot of accidents these days.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #9
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i really enjoy my sig 1911 match elite. no malfunctions to speak of. feels great in the hand, fantastic checkering... i got a barebone version: no night sights, no rails, just plain jane. Cost about 835-850.

I believe it to be my favorite were it not for the fact that i am more accurate with my XDM 45

They both have a special place in my safe.
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To be honost, I had not heard many bad things about kimber until I came to xdtalk.. Everything prior, has been praise. they are fit to be a bit tighter in tolerance, so regular maintenance and cleaning (as should be done with other firearms as well) is a must. Learn basic tear down and keep it clean, should run just fine for you!

I have no problem with kimber or sig, sig being a bit on the little cheaper side, that scorpion is BA. I just dont know how I like the extractor on the sig, Heard a couple issues with that getting fouled up and sticking sometimes,

I have never had any issue with shooting a sig or kimber, my friends prefer springfield, and that is what I am getting next.
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