1911's

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 76Highboy, May 28, 2012.

  1. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

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    Highboy Kimber is just a name. I own a tiger and a sig I have fired an sti and a Kimber all Are great guns but I hear numbers customer service is terrible and I know they are over priced. You could probably almost buy two lower priced guns for what a Kimber costs. And like double d said they will fire all day with a Kimber. Its all in what you like. Because you aren't the guy at the range with a Kimber doesn't mean you can't shoot. I have seen alot of people with more money than brains especially when it comes to sports. Alot of the guys at my club will only buy g Loomis or st Croix fishing rods. I will out fish any of them with my agility rods that cost 1/3 the price.
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have only sold them and never owned or shot them, but, I trust what shooter says about his spartan I got for him about 2 yrs ago. He has put it thru it paces and it has yet to fail him and he hasnt even cleaned it yet as part of a test. I know Beth bought one too and a few others here own one. As for rating quality against a kimber, well, I have heard good and bad things about kimber. But, there again I dont own one so I cant honestly judge one.
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It is one that I am looking at. Thanks Dan.
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    I know Ive said this before a BUNCH of times, but I wanna say it again, especially cause yer a Ford Truck Guy; one of the good guys! lol

    STAY AWAY FROM the Series 80 Colt USELESS INTERNAL SAFETY. I understand that there is a "conversion set of parts" that replaces this little bit of mechanical stupidity - and its the only way to go with a 1911 pattern auto that is originally manufactured with the Series 80 Colt type "extra safety."

    Keep on truckin FordBrother. ^5
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    How you doing 1976? Thanks a bunch for the advice. I will take it.:thumbsup:
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    I cant speak for the Rugers, no experience with them, but the Remington is one fine shoooter. At least the Enhanced model that I have is. I cant speak for the base model. The Remingtons are also fair priced.
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks jackson.
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    arent their enough old pre 70 1911's out ther to make a wiser choice overall?
  9. 25yretcoastie

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    Was looking at our new spiffy gun store ( too nice to be called gun shop) yesterday and spent a lot of time looking at their wide selection of 1911's Almost every one was way over the $749.95 MSRP of the Ruger SR 1911's. As I have been wanting the Ruger but have been told that the Rem's some of the Sig's and Turas cost less and are better choices. The prices on all of those was at least $100.00 more and even the less expensive Phi inports or equal money than the Ruger prices. Am I missing something, has there been a major price increase across the board or what? I hope that Jim, Dan, and the others a lot smarter than I am will comment on this .

    Steve
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    Sounds like your in a high dollar gun shop. I would shop around. When I was selling the STI spartans, I was getting 635.00 shipped. The remington R-1 should be around 599.00. The citadel should be right around the 500 dollar range. Rock islands can be had for 400.00
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  11. 76Highboy

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    Steve, I have narrowed it down to STI, and Taurus. I am a Ruger fanatic but I have to admit there are better deals out there than just the Ruger. Also, this may sound weird (as many of you already figured out, I am totally weird) but I prefer a blued 1911. I don't like the shiny purdy look. That is not to say that I would not own one in stainless, but me preference is a blued pistol. That is just the weirdness in me I guess. :eek:
  12. 25yretcoastie

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    Thanks Guys,

    As much as I hate to looks like for a good deal I might have to do the online thing.
  13. Double D

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    Nothing wrong with that jim, I happen to like both.
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, I am glad you got me to look at the STI. I was impressed with how Bobitis was treated with the response from Taurus about the damage on his pistol so I feel like they are reputable. As for the STI, that is a fine pistol IMO. I know I will end up with both.
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    Jim, the hardcore blued steel guys call it sissy stainless. I prefer a blued look on the outside and stainless internals.
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    The only stainless steel handgun i own is my wifes CZ-83
  17. JUNKKING

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    The 2 1911s I have are both stainless. The sig has an XO finish that I totally hate. I got the gun used and it already had the scratches from the slide stop not being put back in correctly. It also seems to scratch easily but they are liek scratches you can make with your fingernail then wipe off. the gun itself functions great but I would love to have this gun coated black someday. I dont know what the cose would be as I know I couldnt do it myself and being out of work for 15 months doesnt make it seem like its going to happen any time soon. The ruger sr1911 has a stainless finish that I can live with because I bought it new.
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    sounds like your sig needs a Graphite Cerakote job Dale.
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    I've got a few Colt's and they shoot great and I have a friend that has a Kimber and a Rock Island Armory and they both shoot anything you put in them and accurately. So I say get what ever feels right in your hand and "YOU" want.
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  20. 25yretcoastie

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    So what price range are we talking about Ruger SR 1911 around $750.00, Where do the STI's Sigs and Taurus's come in?
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