For 1911 owners-Kimber 1911 Pro Carry II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge45 View Post
    Ron,

    I like the ProCarry for the lighter weight and I like the Compact for the shorter grip. If you don't mind all steel (weight) the Compact is great. My favorite ? That's like choosing your favorite child !

    Reliability isn't affected by finish so buy your fav with confidence. I prefer stainless for added corrosion resistance but the blued is fine with a little extra TLC.

    Yes and no on the barrel. The barrel isn't really the issue for concealment to me. I find the grip length to make the bigger difference in ease of concealment. I have NO problem concealing either. Your quality of holster and belt are the makers or breakers, really.

    Both are fantastic guns.
    Thanks, Sarge. Now, to deviate a bit from the title of the thread, what holster do you recommend for either the Pro Carry or Compact?

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    IMO if you are nervous about dropping a ton of money on a gun that may malfunction, start small. I would pick up a Rock Island Armory 1911 first, they run between 350-400 and they are very close to the original design of the 1911. They have out of the box reliability, great customer support from Armscor, and won't break the bank. If it isn't as pretty as you'd like, you can take the other 400-800 dollars and invest in making the gun better. Its a great starter 1911 that will let you know if you like 1911's or not. If not then there are plenty of people that would love to buy it off your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3ymour View Post
    IMO if you are nervous about dropping a ton of money on a gun that may malfunction, start small. I would pick up a Rock Island Armory 1911 first, they run between 350-400 and they are very close to the original design of the 1911. They have out of the box reliability, great customer support from Armscor, and won't break the bank. If it isn't as pretty as you'd like, you can take the other 400-800 dollars and invest in making the gun better. Its a great starter 1911 that will let you know if you like 1911's or not. If not then there are plenty of people that would love to buy it off your hands.
    I tried to find their web site with no success. Do you know their "url?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    I tried to find their web site with no success. Do you know their "url?"
    They (Rock Island) don't have one, that I could find...

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    Here's a link to Sarco. Rock Island 45
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    Well I stand corrected, is that the manufacturers website or the importers website?

    N/m, answered my own question, they are the retailer/supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    I tried to find their web site with no success. Do you know their "url?"
    Go to Armscor, Ron, RIA is basically an importer, same guns, different rollmarkings.

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    Have 3 1911's, 2 Springfields 5" and 1 Kimber Ultra CDP II 3". No problems with any of them. Am considering a 4th soon. All were out of the box with no modifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Well I stand corrected, is that the manufacturers website or the importers website?
    Sarco isn't the importers John. Ray Witham Jr. (raywjr@armscor.net) and Ivan J. Walcott (ivan@armscor.net) are the company representatives for Armscor/RIA. IIRC they are based in Nevada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Thanks, Sarge. Now, to deviate a bit from the title of the thread, what holster do you recommend for either the Pro Carry or Compact?

    Ron

    I like the Don Hume 721 series for OWB. I also have a Galco FLETCH which works ok. I like the Bianchi #100 Professional or the MTAC for IWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Go to Armscor, Ron, RIA is basically an importer, same guns, different rollmarkings.

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    Will do, thanks.
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    I didn't see a 4" model available, do they make one, or is it just 5" and 3"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I didn't see a 4" model available, do they make one, or is it just 5" and 3"?
    My questrion also, since it is the 4" that I am interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    I've been shooting the 1911 platform for awhile now and in my experience, if it takes 500 rounds to "break-in" a pistol, it ain't built right to begin with.

    If a car came with the statement it may fail in the first 500 miles, then you might be ok.

    Would you still buy it?

    Reliability count does not start after 500 rounds. It starts with the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWINNC View Post
    If a car came with the statement it may fail in the first 500 miles, then you might be ok.

    Would you still buy it?

    Reliability count does not start after 500 rounds. It starts with the first.


    A properly built 1911 should be "broke-in" after the first magazine.
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