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Posted: 11/10/2003 8:17:58 PM EDT
whats the diffence??? anyone? does it have anything to do with when the pistol was manufactured?
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 2:39:10 AM EDT
The series 1 is true to the 1911's original design. The series 2 has grip safety activated firing pin block assembly added to it.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 4:26:18 AM EDT
which is better?
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 4:39:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NateM4:
which is better?



You like taking a mason jar full of nitroglycerin and shaking it violently...dont you.


Honestly, there is no real reason for the firing pin safety, other than legal protection for the company. Yes, it is just one more thing that can break and go wrong. That said, I have no hesitation at all carrying my two Series II TLE's daily. Do I wish Kimber still made them in Series I format? Sure. Will that stop me from having another? Not in the least.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 4:45:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 9:48:00 AM EDT
my kimber classic must be a series I then, as i dont think i see a firing pin block in there...

which in my book, is GOOD...

so would a series I be kind of the same thing as a pre-80 series colt?
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 9:50:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawkeye:

Originally Posted By NateM4:
which is better?



You like taking a mason jar full of nitroglycerin and shaking it violently...dont you.





Link Posted: 11/11/2003 10:11:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NateM4:
which is better?



Wilson CQB



Link Posted: 11/11/2003 1:40:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By manghu67:
my kimber classic must be a series I then, as i dont think i see a firing pin block in there...

which in my book, is GOOD...

so would a series I be kind of the same thing as a pre-80 series colt?



Yup ......Nice gat.
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 7:19:13 PM EDT
thanks!

im thrilled with it... i was saving for a wilson cqb when i saw the kimber at my local range...

came with 3 wilson mags, galco leather, and hogue grips... got it all for around $750...

it was my first 1911 pistol, and all i can say is im in love...

you know, with all the hubub lately about the "marsoc" and "det-1" pistols, i think id rather get another one of these classics (if i can find one), and add on all the tactical goodies myself... it would cost less, and id end up with a series I pistol instead of the series II that the det-1 will end up being (since kimber only seems to make series II pistols now)...
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 12:50:49 AM EDT
bvmjethead, do you own a Wilson CQB?
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 10:51:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 12:14:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
Wilson CQB





You know, you can take your snobby overpriced elitist Wilson CQB and.................................................
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Bring it with you on a trip to FL so I can shoot it!!
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 10:17:15 PM EDT
Well there not wilson cqb's..But i have several S1 kimbers..Dam things keep following me home...My favorite of the bunch is a blued pro carry in 40s&w.......UNDERDOG
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 10:31:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2003 10:31:40 PM EDT by Lumpy196]
Someone say Wilson?

Link Posted: 11/14/2003 4:32:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 5:39:29 AM EDT
I second the Wilson CQB. Just picked mine up.
Two-tone black slide on grey frame with ambi safety, mag well and accessory rail. Only change I'm making is to put a full length guide rod in it.
I currently carry a Kimber CDP Pro serie II.
I'll stay with the Kimber for carry since it is lighter (alloy frame)
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 8:55:55 AM EDT
Lump,...I saw pics of your Galil and i thought "I want to hate this guy,But I just cant"......Now you break out the wilson's and your making it very hard......LOL Very nice....UNDERDOG
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