Can you talk me out of this 1911 Kimber?
I'm trying to taunt you a little bit with the title, above, but I'm looking for some feedback and comments... :)
I will be purchasing my first handgun soon and was looking at the Kimber Stainless Pro TLE/RL II. It's a 1911 model in .45 ACP.
The things that attract me most about it, is that it is a 1911 (.45 ACP, etc., etc.) and has the rail for mouting a light. Also, the slightly smaller size (as opposed to a full size government model). Additionally it has the night sights and a purely cosmetic thing... I like the look of the stainless model.
Now, this isn't my first handgun, just the first one I am purchasing without it being a gift from my dad or grandfather. And for those who care, I already have a Colt 1911 Goverment model, amongst other things.
I'm looking at this gun as my primary carry piece as soon as I'm able to get the CCW from California. However, I have to have this piece before I qualify because I have to show "proficiency" with it.
So, my question(s) are as follows...
does anyone have this model and are they happy with it? Does anyone have any recommendations that they think might be comparable/better?
MANY thanks in advance! You folks are a great source of help and info!
P.S. Here's a pic from the 2006 Kimber Catalog: