Kimber vs Springfield

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  1. jazzplayer9

    jazzplayer9 XDTalk Newbie

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    Kimber crimson carry or Springfield Mil-Spec?

     
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    Springfield TRP operator
     
  3. jazzplayer9

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    not a fan of that manual safety though... =/
     
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    Kinda apples or oranges question.
     
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    Kimber vs. Springfield again?

    Kimber - 1 Year Warranty
    Springfield - Lifetime Warranty

    Are we clear?
     
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    Easy...SPRINGFIELD ARMORY
     
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    Dirty Rod XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    Agree. Comparing an all steel bare bones gun to an aluminum upgraded carry model with a laser. Are you looking for a carry pistol? Range gun?

    They both have a manual (thumb) safety.
     
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    From this thread
    http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/m1911/175354-kimber-ejector-service.html

    Kimber only advertises a 1yr, but sounds like they are standing behind their product for as long as it takes. Who knows, maybe Diocoles' experience is not the norm, but I am starting to see more and more threads about Kimber providing service after the 1 yr warranty


    Oh and good luck finding a 1911 without a manual safety... thats pretty much what makes a 1911. A 1911 is a single action, thumb safety, single stack all metal gun thats designed to be carried cocked, locked and ready to deliver 230 grains of pure awesomeness. :D
    IMHO
    just my 2c
     
  9. Mudinyeri

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    Trying to salvage their reputation, perhaps?
     
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    I know it goes against the grain with all the errornet experts but I always thought the Mil-Spec was a dog. By the time you replace the crappy sights and the crappy two piece barrel you could have bought a pretty nice 1911. :confused:
     
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    I'd look more at the Custom II/TLE series, if you want a Kimber. For the money, this line has more features than the Springfield Loaded.

    Both are close in price, but the TLE gives you front strap checkering and the excellent Meprolight night sights.

    I have both Springer and Kimber and although both shoot very well...the Kimber had more features for the money and is more accurate.

    - brickboy240
     
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    I think that's why you've seen the "apples and oranges" comments. Personally, I see two purposes for the lower end 1911's - speaking generally, not just about Springfields:

    1. Obtain the basic operational functionality of a 1911 at a relatively low cost; and/or

    2. Obtain a platform for a 1911 project
     
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    Crappy two piece barrel?

    I don't recall tons of threads on Springer 2 piece barrels coming apart...do you?

    Much ado about nothing, if you ask me.

    - brickboy240
     
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    I can't speak for Springfield on their 1911's as I do not own one YET. I do however have a stainless Pro Carry II and an Crimson Ultra Carry II and both are fine guns. I don't plan on letting go of either.

    The Pro Carry II had a slide stop issue and it is an older model. I called Kimber and talked about the problem, they sent me a slide stop in the mail, no questions asked. All they wanted was the serial number.
     
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    Definitely the Kimber. If you have the money you won't be disappointed. I've got over 1k rounds through my custom II with 0 issues.

     

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