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Posted: 8/21/2001 5:56:57 PM EST
I own a KIMBER and would like to try a Springfield, but I need a little convincing to purchase something other than another KIMBER. I would like something in a compact carry type.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:04:04 PM EST
I love my .45 Kimber.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:07:46 PM EST
COLT MARK 1V
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:17:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2001 6:13:28 PM EST by LotBoy]
Ever consider the Sig P220.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:18:25 PM EST
I'd go with the Kimber. They're usually more accurate out of the box than Springfield, have EXCELLENT customer service, and have a kick-a*s custom shop. Plus, you just can't beat their wide-body models. [:D]
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:25:00 PM EST
I love my Springfield full size fully loaded with matte finish and novak's sights. shoots great and has never given me any problems. -bricklayer
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:43:37 PM EST
Never Compromise !!!! HK usp .45[img]www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/thumb.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 6:55:32 PM EST
I'm surprised there's so many negative replies... I got my "Loaded" full-size Springfield about 2 months ago... Bought it used but in new condition...I don't think it was even fired by the previous owner... ...I paid $475.00 for it. It came in the original plastic box with all the papers, gun lock, and 2 mags... It was the best money I ever spent...(Used my tax refund $$$) I've put about 300 rounds through it so far, and it's never choked once... It's eaten every variety of ammo I've tried in it, without even a hiccup... Remington Golden Sabre's, Federal Personal Defense, UMC's, Junk American ammo, MagTech +P's, etc... I've even tried to get it to short stroke by holding the gun very loose while firing...Still no problems... Don't even ask me about the Llamma and the Charles Daly I once owned... [rolleyes][puke]
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 7:27:25 PM EST
Not that I don't think the Kimber custom carry is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet but......$$$$$$$ I also own a Springfield full size govt. in the loaded version. It is very accurate and utterly reliable thus far. Getting Novak sights, coco-bolo grips, front slide serrations and all the other custom goodies and touches for the $ is a real good deal if you ask me. A Kimber will grace my safe one day though.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 7:56:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2001 7:52:55 PM EST by PROTEUS_X3]
I love my Kimber and Springfields are very good but my next .45acp is going to be a SIG 220ST [:D] [img]http://www.gunnery.net/sig/220ST-1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 8:10:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 8:21:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By SPECTRE: Never Compromise !!!! HK usp .45[img]www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/thumb.gif[/img]
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Like he said Never Compromise Get the KIMBER
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 8:24:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Paul: Heard bad things third hand about Kimber's QA suffering with their sucess in the last year so I got a Springfield mil-spec model. I went bare bones stock as I wanted to cut my teeth on the pistol and do my own gunsmithing on it.
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I have sent numerous Sigs back because of problems OUT OF THE BOX.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 8:37:34 PM EST
OMG, I love my Kimber. I don't like the feel of the Springfield, frame is too sharp around the grips. Would love to get one an Eclipse. Handled one at the shop. Sweet.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 10:12:03 PM EST
If the vote is just those two, I'll go with the Springfield. I was in a gun store a few months back, and a guy brought in his Kimber to trade. He bought it a few weeks earlier and was one unhappy camper. The trigger was sloppy, the sights were jacked, and the finish was crusty. I would not expect it in a gun a few hundred rounds thru it. He wanted to trade it for a beautiful Springfield sitting on the case. We convinced him to send it back to Kimber, and they would make it right.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 11:19:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By mejames: If the vote is just those two, I'll go with the Springfield. I was in a gun store a few months back, and a guy brought in his Kimber to trade. He bought it a few weeks earlier and was one unhappy camper. The trigger was sloppy, the sights were jacked, and the finish was crusty. I would not expect it in a gun a few hundred rounds thru it. He wanted to trade it for a beautiful Springfield sitting on the case. We convinced him to send it back to Kimber, and they would make it right.
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Wouldnt be the first time i have heard of that alot of kitchen table gunsmiths out there. BEWARE!
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