Originally Posted by smlranger
I am lusting for a 1911 45. I have a 9mm, 40sw, and a couple of 380's but really want to shoot the big gun. I will be target shooting at my local range mostly. I realize there are many options but I am willing to spend up to $1K to get a good, accurate, reliable and good looking pistol.
Catching my eye is the Kimber Custom II in stainless. What others should I consider?
Dan Wesson! At that price range, if you can get a new or slightly used DW, go for it. It will be much more gun for the same money. You could also check out slightly used higher end models from Colt or Kimber. I got a pre-Series II Kimber Compact Custom that only had 100 rounds through it. It looks nearly brand new, and it's from 1997. It's the finest firearm I own accept for maybe my Browning A-Bolt.....
If you could find a slightly used Colt Gold Cup, or National Match model(series 70 or pre-series 70), that would be sweet!.....Plus, the Kimber Royal Custom and Royal Carry models had a fabulous finish!, and some other pre-series II models were very fine as well.