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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #21
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Para ordinance also makes some nice ones. There is a gunsmith in Newport that will custom make you one. I'm not sure of the name of the shop but I think I'm going to stop by there this week.... I'll let you know the name
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:57 AM   #22
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I love my RIA M1911, I love it, shoots great, never had 1 issue with it.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #23
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This is my Rock Island Armory 1911 with buckeye wood grips. It is my carry too. Very reliable great customer service and awesome price

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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #24
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My buddy is selling his kimber pro Covert. Green Night sights. Green criminson trace from the factory with digi camo grips. 4 inch barrel. 1200. 250 round down the tube and he bought a xds. Gun is to big for his hands.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/covert-ii

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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #25
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If you'd like a 50/50 chance of getting a paperweight, Kimber is the gun for you.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #26
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Sounds like one of you guys needs to host a "1911 Range Day" in your private backyard range. I can bring some steel plates.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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I have a RIA tactical model and bought another plain jane GI model for my son and we absolutely love them. They are very accurate with no issues shooting any ammo I throw in them.My model at first didn't like certain kinds of ammo but after polishing the feed ramp it eats anything. My son's would eat anything right from the factory. My daughter even loves shooting them so I will most likely get her one also. I will have less in all 3 than a Kimber cost. I have read much about different 1911's and many people claim to have issues with Kimbers saying their tolerances are too tight .
I don't personally own one but after all the research I did on 1911's it lead me to buy the RIA's as they have a very good reputation of being accurate, reliable, less expensive, and have good customer service for the people that have needed it. Try the 1911 forums for info as well as M4carbine.net or just google 1911's there is a ton of info out there.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:18 PM   #28
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My next 1911 dollar is going on a Colt, maybe a commander. If your going for the classic and dependable 1911, Colt is your gun. Only negatives Ive heard is that they havent advanced in the bells and whistles category. Fine with me. I have a Para 1911 and love it. Got a buddy with one and he loves it as well. I am seeing a lot of Wilson Combat 1911 on M4 Carbine nice guns http://http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=106
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #29
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So what exactly are you selling again?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #30
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I can speak with experience on having bought Kimber, S&W and S-A new, ran guns 5-10k until broke and sent in for repairs. And let me say, 5000 rounds is a lot of shooting for a single pistol. In the interest of brevity, what broke is immaterial.

A phone call to Springfield Armory has FedEx picking up the pistol. I am told repairs will be evaluated and I will be contacted.
After no call I call. I am told pistol went out that morning.
So we went from broken plunger tube to back in service to my door in under two weeks.

A phone call to Kimber get me a Return Authorization number, for ME to ship the pistol to them on my dime. $100.
After Six weeks I get a call saying that Kimber warrantees their firearms for one year to the original owner for one year. I email a copy of my original receipt. It is five years old, they say they will look at it and call back.
Eight weeks later my Kimber is back, like new.
They made it clear they only warrantee to the original owner for one year, but they did fix the pistol to my satifaction.

Between the two you can see the difference in Kimbers fitting and workmanship when comparing them side by side and working the controls. Kimber is a more quality build.

Thats what I know.

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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:13 PM   #31
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I own a kimber, a springer a para and a ria. They are all have pro's and cons, but $4$ the RIA is the best money I have spent on a handgun.
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I own a kimber, a springer a para and a ria. They are all have pro's and cons, but $4$ the RIA is the best money I have spent on a handgun.

This kind of statement is what lead me to purchase the 2 RIA's . I researched for months before buying and the above statement was in line with many statements from guys who owned the high dollar 1911's but also bought a RIA . Bottom line is I think they all make nice 1911's , for me I just couldn't justify spending over $1000 for a pistol that I read doesn't perform any better and most times not as reliably as for a pistol that cost me $349.00 with tactical sights , extended grip safety, ambidextrous controls, skeletonized trigger and hammer. I will say I like Kimbers mags better . I bought some because they were on sale through Midway , so I bought as many as allowed. I found out I like them so I bought more for myself and my son.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #33
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I do like the ria tac version minus the trigger. Hoping to get my hands on one in the next few days. I have a gsg 1911 .22 but its my understanding you can only convert down in cal. Not up. Its an ok gun but its nothing to write home about
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Old October 29th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #34
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Well thanks guys! Now I'm looking at buying a RIA compact tactical. The more 45's the merrier :)
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #35
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My first 1911 was the Ruger SR1911 and I absolutely love it. Got rid of my Glock because I could never shoot it straight. The 1911 is a dream to shoot!
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I have a Kimber Pro Carry. Best shooting .45 out of the box in my opinion. Never had the cycling issues that are spoke about in this thread. Hands down I would go with a Kimber. My next .45 will be another Kimber or Wilson Combat
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I would also say shooting my .45 is the most fun I have had shooting a pistol. As I said earlier my daughter who is about 5'2" and weighs 98 lbs. soaking wet loves shooting mine or my son's .45's. She has several different hand guns to choose from and has shot all of mine but she prefers the .45. Whichever way you go with your purchase decision I think you'll enjoy shooting a .45 in the 1911 frame they are just a pleasure to shoot.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #38
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I too have *heard* of lots of issues with Kimber, but I also own one that shoots fantastic, has never had a single issue whatsoever through a couple thousand rounds(feed, fire, eject, you name it, no problems), is comfortable, smooth, concealable, etc. Based on my own experience I'd buy another in a heartbeat. Based on what I've read online since getting mine I'd be hesitant to buy one. It's also worth mentioning that mine is a Ultra Carry II, the model with a 3" barrel and no barrel bushing. That may or may not have anything to do with its performance. I've seen a 4" model that had repeated issues loading the round fully, so the slide wouldn't return fully forward and it couldn't be fired. He no longer owns that gun but now has a 5" fullsize Kimber that he loves.

FWIW, I have no experience with the Sig Sauer 1911, but based on my experience with other Sigs it would be VERY high on my list of guns to check out if I were in the market. Springfield also makes nice stuff, but after owning and shooting both I feel that Sig is a good step higher in the quality and performance categories.....price too

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My buddy is selling his kimber pro Covert. Green Night sights. Green criminson trace from the factory with digi camo grips. 4 inch barrel. 1200. 250 round down the tube and he bought a xds. Gun is to big for his hands.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/covert-ii
Your buddy must have some small, girly hands if a single stack 1911 is too much gun for him
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Old October 30th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #39
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Im suprised Taurus hasnt been brought up here. We sell as many if not more of them than any other brand and never have any issues with them.
The only beef with my Sig 1911 is the magazines are total shit. Like most guys I bought some good magazines and havent had any issues.
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