1911 first and second

1911 first and second

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    1911 first and second

    Ok, I have no will power at all. After struggling over which 1911 to buy, it came down to two. The Colt Combat Commander and the Kimber Custom CDP ll. I ended up buying the Colt, but for two days now I have been thinking about how I could manage to get that Kimber. I called the gun shop and they said they still had it. I grabbed two revolvers from my safe and negotiated a trade. Now I have a .45 for each hand. Below are the pictures. I love em equally. I spent more this week than I initially intended to but I am satisfied with what I ended up with.
    The first two pics are of the Colt and then the Kimber. Enjoy.









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    Like the Colt, LOVE the Kimber!

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    Your new 1911s are gorgeous! Congratulations and happy shooting.
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    Both cool but I prefer the Colt
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    Sweet! I wouldn't kick either one of them out of my gun safe!! Not sure which one I'd pick if I had to choose between the two, but I'd probably go with the Kimber (just because I already have a Colt Combat Commander!)

    Enjoy them both!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joepilot View Post
    Sweet! I wouldn't kick either one of them out of my gun safe!! Not sure which one I'd pick if I had to choose between the two, but I'd probably go with the Kimber (just because I already have a Colt Combat Commander!)

    Enjoy them both!!
    I think I prefer the Colt as well, but at the range today the Kimber shot the tighter groups despite having weaker sights(IMO). Both are close as far as ergos,weight, and balance. I think the Colt probably is a little heavier even though its slightly smaller, it does have a steel frame. Pleased so far with both though.
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    Both are great looking guns. Congrats.

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    Nice solution to such a vexing problem!

    I love my CDP II for the melt job - it's only slightly sharper than a bar of soap, and so far 100% reliable. But that Colt you got has me highly envious... my next 1911 will be a steel Commander-length model, and yours is awfully nice!

    So which wheel guns did you trade?
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    I come down on the side of the Colt also but the Kimber is beautiful. Glad you were able to work it out and are happy with your two. I also would like to know what revolvers you parted with?
    Thanks for the post, Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Nice solution to such a vexing problem!

    I love my CDP II for the melt job - it's only slightly sharper than a bar of soap, and so far 100% reliable. But that Colt you got has me highly envious... my next 1911 will be a steel Commander-length model, and yours is awfully nice!

    So which wheel guns did you trade?
    I gave up a shooter grade Model 15 and a pristine LNIB 586. The 586 was nice but I reasoned that it would never be a highly collectible model. That will probably be one of those that down the road I will say, man I used to have one of those, why did I trade it away! LOL

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    I come down on the side of the Colt also but the Kimber is beautiful. Glad you were able to work it out and are happy with your two. I also would like to know what revolvers you parted with?
    Thanks for the post, Frank.
    See above. I am happy with the decision I ended up with two very fine 1911s.
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    Very Nice Choices
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    Both great guns and just to let you know it wont be the last 2 1911 you will have! you been infected with the 1911nitis and I can gurantee you you will own atleast 2 more by the end of the year or next month LOL..Congrats and shoot straight!

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    VERY nice! Congrats!
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    Congratulations.
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    Excellent pair of guns now just get two IWB holsters and you will be well balanced while carrying.
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