Grand Raptor or Trophy Match?
So, I'm finally going to bite the bullet (so to speak) on my first full size 1911. I've been reading about and drooling over the Springfield Trophy Match, and I went to the gun shop today to take a look.
The store owner (a very bright guy in my estimation) said, "well, if you want the Cadillac of 1911's, then the Trophy Match will do, but if you want the Lamborghini, then you need to get the Kimber Ultra Raptor. It's the BEST out of the box 1911 you can buy in this price range."
I had heard a lot about extractor problems on the Kimbers, but the shop owner said he felt most of that was related to "do-it-yourself gunsmithing" and that the current extractors Kimber uses are great.
He also told me Kimbers are American made and Springfields are made in Brazil... not that it's a big deal for me, since I have a couple of foriegn-made guns... but still.
So, once I again, I need the guidance of the experienced members of this board to send me in the right direction. :confused: