Kimber or Colt

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    Kimber or Colt

    I'm buying my first 1911 soon. I'm torn between the Colt Defender and Kimber Super Carry Ultra +.
    My LGS has both for now. Kimber is $1380 Colt is $1100.
    $ being a nonissue, I can't decide. I lean towards the gun I'm handling at the time.

    The 3" Kimbers I'm sure are not a reliability issue any more. And a Colt is a Colt!

    Any thoughts from my friends here will be a great help. I know I will love either choice once I get it home.
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    Colt combat commander or a xse would be a better choice IMHO lots more fun at the range better accuracy easier to hold still easy to conceal

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    Colt, of course. No-brainer.
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    Make it Colt (always) and make it a Commander and you will succeed at life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarshe View Post
    I'm buying my first 1911 soon. I'm torn between the Colt Defender and Kimber Super Carry Ultra +.
    My LGS has both for now. Kimber is $1380 Colt is $1100.
    $ being a nonissue, I can't decide. I lean towards the gun I'm handling at the time.

    The 3" Kimbers I'm sure are not a reliability issue any more. And a Colt is a Colt!

    Any thoughts from my friends here will be a great help. I know I will love either choice once I get it home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    A Kimber you show to your friends.

    A Colt you show to your enemies.

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    Wow! Colt it is.

    Thanks! Pics to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keboostman View Post
    Colt, of course. No-brainer.
    Really, why?
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    I have three 1911's, 2 Kimbers and a Springfield TRP. My advice, both are "good" brands. Choose the gun than is set up as like the most in its stock condition. If frontstrap checkering, bobtailing, laser sights, or forged parts are important get them stock. Aftermarket market modifications are co$tly and time consuming. If the gun costs $1500 it's easy to put $1500 of "customization" into it that adds little value. It's much less costly to buy the gun set up as you want.

    After your out of the entry level market forget about the brand and find the gun that fits you. Don't be a 1911 snob. There are many great makes and "variants" out there. I say get one of each.
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    I've owned two Kimbers an early pre-II model Custom and a Kimber Custom Shop RCPII, my Colt Combat Elite is far nicer with better components. Colt is making some of their finest 1911's right now. I will give one caveat, that actually some don't find at all an issue, Colt 1911's are sharp. This makes for a very nice looking 1911, but I like the edges just ever so slightly broken. Kimber, in my opinion takes this too far, their guns have less aesthetic appeal to me.
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    I owned a Kimber was a jamo matic My Colt Defender has never been problem . Kimber was pretty but pretty don't keep you alive . A Defender or a LTW Commander if you can find one .

    Kimber is full of MIM Colt only a couple parts.
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    LOL Colt....
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