Kimber 1911 help

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    Kimber 1911 help

    Ok so i know that i have posted on here that i wanted this nd that and wasnt to sure about what i am going t get. Well seeing that i am hopefully going to be getting sizeable income tax check, i have decided to get one of my dream guns and get a Kimber. Ok that was the easy part. I have decided that i want a stainless but dont know which model. I m between a Custom II and a Custom TLE II. The reason why i m stuck is because i hate not having dot sight on my guns and the custom II doesnt have them. Now yes i know i can get a Custom II with nights sights from Kimber but then it almost the same price as the TLE II which also comes with front strap checkering.
    So heres the options:
    1- Kimber Custom and use paint to try and make dot sights. $670ish
    2- Kimber Custom and buy aftermarket sights, please make suggestions as to brands and types. I dont want junk because i going to put it on a relatively expensive gun. $670ish+ sights, prob $100+.
    3- Kimber Custom TLE II $970
    Thanks in advance. Also please exlaine why you chose which. Also if you have a Kimber with aftermarket sight please post pictures if at all possible.
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    I have a Kimber Pro Carry II-plain jane-sights aren't bad-I am going to put xs express sights on it when I come back-I like the xs sights due to the night/day capability and a large dot-easy to pick up on. But you said that you don't like no dot sights so I'm sure you have a weapon with sights on it you really like-I would look at that option as sights are almost always shooter preference. I would definitely get the kimber(if that was one of your options) with a tac rail on it. I wish my kimber did but i will not put an aftermarket piece of rail on my $700 kimber. My xd40 has the rail with a m3 on it-love it! I know you will fall in love with whatever kimber you buy-any model is worth the money. Hoped this helped you.

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    Front strap checkering is a really nice feature on a 1911. I only mention it because you stated one of your prospects has it. Since it also has the night sights you want already, I'd go that way if you can swing it.
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    Thanks guys. I was leaning toward the TLE II because of the checkering and the sights. I like the checkering but also figured if anything i would get the front finger groves from pachmayer if anything. Thanks more imput is appreciated. Thanks.
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