...Colt for sure...
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Which one of these pistols would you choose; Kimber Pro Carry 2, Para Black Ops, Colt Commander, Springfield TRP.
From your list. I would go with the colt....
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On that list, I'd probably stick with Colt.
Though, in the $1K+ range, I'd consider STI as well.
I'm going to also mention an STI and not just because I'm from Texas. But from your list id say the TRP, then colt, Kimber, and para last.
neither. Dan Wesson (from experience), STI or used Les Baer (both from other's accounts).
Of those listed, the TRP
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I agree on the TRP by a long shot, but that is based on my personal experience with the fit, finish and functionality.
Just recently added the TRP-SS back into my collection and its my favorite handgun to shoot.
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I have a full-rail TRP Operator and I just got a Kimber Pro CDP yesterday. I put about 200 rounds through the Kimber today and I really like it but it isn't the TRP.
However, you are comparing 4" and 5" guns and the what you plan to do with this gun should be a major factor in your decision making. If you intend to CC this gun, I would go with the Colt or Kimber. If you want a gun primarily for the range and home defense, I would go with the TRP.
Although I may offend some people for saying this, I do not think Para is in the same class as Springfield, Colt and Kimber. They may work fine but I definitely wouldn't spend $1,000+ on one.
+1 for Colt
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I would vote the Kimber or Colt. I am partial to Kimber's and will freely admit that. That said, for the price range I would look at Dan Wesson. There is a Valor and CCO on gunbroker right now that both fall in that price range, and are definitely worth it.
I think guns are like insurance. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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My votes on KIMBER, or the COLT, Both fine guns.
Of the guns listed, Colt Commander. You might also want to look at the Dan Wesson Guardian.
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