1911 choices?

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    1911 choices?

    I am having some trouble figuring out just what i want.

    Here is what i Know:
    -i want a full size 1911 for the range an maybe some competion in the future
    -I want a good american made brand
    - will not be carried
    -aftermarket parts


    What i am looking at
    Kimber custom eclipse
    Kimber tactical custom ii
    springfield loaded model

    I know this isnt much to go on but i am new to 1911s i have shot a custom royal which i loved an is my reason for wanting/buying a 1911. thanks for any help.

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    I think the Springfield Loaded model is a good bet. I don't have a Loaded fullsize, but I do have a Loaded LW Champion. Apparently you can't really go wrong with any Springfield, including the GI and Mil-Spec models, as discussed here when I asked about a GI. I have heard some mixed reviews of Kimber but personally have no experience with them, other than drooling. If you haven't already done so, you may want to check out 1911Forum.

    Anyways, once you get one 1911 you'll NEED to get more! Good luck.

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    Well the springfield isnt american made but i would buy it over a Kimber any day ..

    Have you looked at Colt or Smith and wesson both american made i would buy a Colt over a smith auto ..

    I have owned allof the above and out of those 4 the only ones left are the springers 3 and colts 6

    if you can save u for longer a Semi custom is the best Bet .. i prefer Baer but Brown is also good

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    I like my Kimbers, I have two...
    I would like to have the Baer or Wilson...an important note...I was in our local gunshop when a fellow was complaining about paying $2,500 for a Wilson...it was going to need some 'adjustments'...he wasn't a happy camper.

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    I have a Mil-Spec, that will soon be going to my gunsmith for a customization. The mil-spec is great out of the box, but after being customized it will still cost less than a Kimber. Gun and custom work together will be about $1200.
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    I'll second the buying the Springfield as they do cost less than Kimbers.They certainly offer a lot of choices from a mil spec to something made at pro shop.
    Whatever you pick it 's a lifetime warranty which is hard to beat!

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    I didnt expect this. I thought you guys would be all for the kimbers.

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    I am a Kimber fan. I have the ProCarry II and Compact II. Kimber makes good 1911's.

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    I have a Springfield Loaded and a Kimber Aegis II. I'm very pleased with both.

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    I have a Kimber TLE II. Its been a good gun so far. I don't have much experience with Springfield. I rented a Springfield at a range once and didn't really like it as much as the Kimber, but in all fairness it was a rental so who knows.

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    A Springfield TRP is all you need. It has all the necessities, quality made and you won't have to shell out $2500 dollars.
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    Stay away from Kimber buy a Springfield TRP or the loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx1911 View Post
    A Springfield TRP is all you need. It has all the necessities, quality made and you won't have to shell out $2500 dollars.
    A les baer is only a few 100$ more than a TRp and you dont get all them MIM parts and they dont cost 2500

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    I agree with Bud. I'd look into a Les Baer, or a Colt.
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    I own a Springer MC Operator which is a loaded model. I recommend it above everything else I have touched. The Club I am a member of has a Wilson on the rental desk for members only. I offered one of the guys the opportunity to shoot my Springer after we both fired the Wilson. He is looking for the same Springer near in our area.

    The MC Operator continues to impress me on a daily basis. I am thinking of using it in competition now that I have put a few hundred rounds down range with it.
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