Discussion in 'M1911' started by jazzplayer9, May 18, 2011.
Kimber crimson carry or Springfield Mil-Spec?
Springfield TRP operator
not a fan of that manual safety though... =/
Kinda apples or oranges question.
Kimber vs. Springfield again?
Kimber - 1 Year Warranty
Springfield - Lifetime Warranty
Are we clear?
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.
From this thread
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.
just my 2c
Trying to salvage their reputation, perhaps?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I have a varied collection and I'd still have to say KIMBER.
TLE/II series with the modified frame for lights or whatever.
Night sights...so on.
The features are all there.
Kimber service I think depends on who ya get. Pretty good so far for me.
If you want for CCW, it's lightweight, slim and very accurate.
of the two guns listed
I'll take the Kimber all day long!!!
or maybe good customer service... but I cant be sure I have had a Kimber since 2004 and never used thier customer service center
Nothing wrong with either, but I agree with Brickboy.
Here is mine:
Between those two pistols, who knows. What are you using it for?
Springfield is hands down the better company, and with two comparable pistols I'll take SA every time. Nothing but problems from most of the Kimbers I've shot.
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