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Posted: 8/22/2005 12:41:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 12:42:40 PM EDT by jaqufrost]
I'm looking to get a new pistol for CHL carry here in the next couple of weeks. Being a fan of 1911's I've narrowed it down to two kimbers I like.

Choice number one is the Kimber Warrior.


The other pistol I like is the Raptor II


Let me know which one you guys like better.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:46:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 12:48:42 PM EDT by chuckhammer]
I really like the features of the Warrior.

ETA: THE SERIES 70 ACTION AND INTERNAL EXTRACTOR RULE!

Isn't a full size, steel frame 1911 a bit to big and heavy for CCW?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:46:40 PM EDT
Sorry I couldnt pick but here is my 2 cents worth. I have the Raptor II and my buddy has the Warrior. While I did initially have some FTE problems I replaced the extractor free of charge and its now smooth as butter. The problem is they both really kick ass and I like them both a lot. Having said that if I was going to be carrying concealed would go for the Raptor. If I was going to be carrying in a duty holster out in the open or at the range would go for the Warrior. Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:49:05 PM EDT
Neither.

I have the Stainless TLE II and it's been perfect so far...even with the factory mag. I use CMC's and some old military mags, and haven't had a hiccup yet.

HH
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:52:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chuckhammer:
I really like the features of the Warrior.

ETA: THE SERIES 70 ACTION AND INTERNAL EXTRACTOR RULE!

Isn't a full size, steel frame 1911 a bit to big and heavy for CCW?



I love the series 70 action and internal extractor as well, but I have to admit I kinda like the looks of the Raptor II
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:53:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 12:58:56 PM EDT by SHIVAN]
The Warrior has a rail for a tac light. Seems kind of silly to deploy that platform in an environment where you likely will never carry it with a WEAPON MOUNTED light.

Of your two choices:

Raptor.

Other choice in the Kimber line:

The 25th Anniversary Custom Limited Edition
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:56:06 PM EDT
I voted for the Warrior, as it has the rail built in. I don't carry a light on ,y kimbers that I use for ccw's but I have started carrying my sure fire torch in my side pocket, & if shift ever does happen your set up to snap on a light if need arises.

I love my Kimbers. I have a CDP II, & a Classic Stainless. I carry the CDP II 99.99 % of the time as it's smaller & lighter.

Get a finish that won't be as susceptable to body sweet.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:01:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 1:02:01 PM EDT by SciFiNut]
Of the two, I'd buy the Warrior, even though I have zero use for a rail on a pistol.
I just don't like the Series II internals.
And I always find myself replacing MSH's on pistols that don't come equipped with a lanyard loop.


ETA: I also replace the FLGR's w/ GI setup too..
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:02:42 PM EDT
I would get the Raptor. If i got the warrior i would HAVE to get a different set of grips. I just don't like them.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:04:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
I would get the Raptor. If i got the warrior i would HAVE to get a different set of grips. I just don't like them.




Yes, they are kinda ghey.

I've always been partial to the look and feel of smooth (uncheckered) burl walnut.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:07:30 PM EDT
The grips on the Warrior look like those wafer cookies you get at the grocery store.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:15:06 PM EDT
warrior with better grips
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