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I have a Kimber Pro Carry II.
It's my primary carry.
I love it.

Last weekend I felt my XD Tactical was being neglected so I took it to the range.
500 rounds later and it's still running perfect....

Kimber is thinner, easier to conceal.
It's a 1911 platform and easy to replace parts and maintain.

XD... it's bigger and holds 2 times the mag capacity.

Both are accurate and the only reason I miss with either is me.

Hmmm.

I'm for the Kimber for Conceal and the XD when it doesn't need to be.

That's just my opinion though.
 

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I have a Kimber Pro Carry II.
It's my primary carry.
I love it.

Kimber is thinner, easier to conceal.

XD... it's bigger and holds 2 times the mag capacity.
+1. This is why my summer EDC is my Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II and my winter carry is my XD45 Compact. Concealability is the key. :)
 

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If you're going to just get it as a plinker...why get a compact?

For once however...I think I'd likely say get the XDm for the purposes you state.

You may all now collectively gasp.
 

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I will most likely get a CCW permit when it becomes available.
To help protect my 2nd amendment right, but the likely hood of carrying will not be often.

Hence why I said primarily for Plinking/Practice.

$608 for the 9mm XDMc at Buds Guns
~$750 on the Kimber through Buds.

I prefer 9mm because of the lower recoil and the cost.
 

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I like 9mm 1911s, so don't feel bad about that.
Don't let the 45ACP only guys get to you.

I'd say go for the Kimber.
Chances are after buying the 1911, you may not want the XDm anymore.
I sold 4 XD pistols after getting into 1911s.

The single action of the 1911 trigger will make the XDm trigger feel sloppy and spongy.
Because it is...:shock::cool:

Get the Kimber..

My first 1911..
9mm CDP Ultra





My current EDC..
9mm EMP





;)
 

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Of the two, XDm.

Don't limit yourself to Kimber. That's a mistake in my opinion. There are better options for what you are looking at. Colt's Defender and the SA Ultra Compact are two very nice pistols I have had nothing but good experiences with. You could likely find them for around $800, give or take. If you're looking for Commander sized, get a real Commander from Colt.
 

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Primary purpose plinker== XDm

Wanna hide it== Kimber Solo
 

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I've use the XD9 for a long while; I was then picked up the Pro Carry II .45. I like them both equally. They are completely different and have their own unique characteristics that attract you. The 1911 is a bit more more fun to shoot. The catch is, once I got the full size 5" 1911, the XD9 and PC2 are now in the safe! BTW, no CCW in SoCal!

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I need to get a 1911, I have always wanted one since my dad had one when I was a kid and was able to shoot it, but I would have to go with .45 cal. That EMP is nice. Dad had a a Colt.
 

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How does the perceived recoil compare between the XDMc and the EMP?
I know the EMP makes for a nice ccw.
 

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How does the perceived recoil compare between the XDMc and the EMP?
I know the EMP makes for a nice ccw.
EMP makes a perfect CCW if you can adapt to the single action trigger and carrying cocked and locked.:D
I could never adapt to the sloppy spongy XD/XDm line triggers...:(

The recoil of my 9mm EMP is minimal, my 17 year old daughter loves it...
Certainly no more recoil than my Glock 19...
As far as the 9mm Kimber CDP Ultra and the 9mm EMP, the recoil was literally the same.
They both have alloy frames and both weigh in at around 27 ounces with an empty mag.
The EMP is a tad bit smaller.
EMP was also designed around the 9mm cartridge, the Kimber CDP is a 45ACP pistol adapted down to a 9mm.



 
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