Help decision needed.

Help decision needed.

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    Help decision needed.

    I think I have narrowed it down to the following 1911's

    Kimber Pro TLE II (lg)
    Kimber - Continuing The Legacy

    Or the SW 19111 PD
    Product: Model SW1911PD Pistol

    Any suggestions on my decision on which to go with.

    Internal /external extractor pros/cons...etc
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    I can't comment on that specific model S&W but I have their standard 5" 1911 and I haven't had a single problem with it so far. I'm sure there will be others who will have better reviews or advice for you.

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    Of the two i would pick the one i could get a better deal on .
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    Since you have it narrowed down--guess there's no reason to look at a Taurus PT1911 then huh? Have you read the reviews?
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    a s&w rep told me that smith made the frame and slide for kimber,, that when you buy a kimber, you are buying a smith. that said, i have a 5"cdp with over 3000 trouble-free rounds thru it. they both look real good, one is probably as good as the other.

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    Two things I like about your question:

    1) I get to help someone else spend THEIR $

    2) I can recommend Kimber without having to say "It's worth the extra $" !!!

    As you can tell from my Forum name I am a fan of the Kimber product line. Very accurate. Very reliable and - from my personal experience - very responsive to service questions.

    It doesn't look like you have a bad decision either way. Enjoy!

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    I wish I had the $ for either of those choices !

    However if I did, I would be putting it down on the TLE without a second thought.

    Ultimately it is your choice of course.
    Can you hear that little voice in your head ? it's saying "Kimber, Kimber, Kimber" !!!

    Have fun with whichever you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lester View Post
    a s&w rep told me that smith made the frame and slide for kimber,, that when you buy a kimber, you are buying a smith. that said, i have a 5"cdp with over 3000 trouble-free rounds thru it. they both look real good, one is probably as good as the other.
    To my knowledge Kimber no longer uses parts from S&W. They make all there stuff in house. Their new workshop in Yonkers made that possible.

    IMHO a internal extractor is more suitable on a 1911. A external extractor takes away from Brownings original design. Plus they are ugly as sin. Just my .02, Im sure plenty will disagree and thats okay.

    Both guns are a great choice. I just rencently picked up a Kimber UC II....LOVE IT. Get ready for the 1911 addiction...

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    I have two Kimbers...love 'em...but in your case, either should work well for you.

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