kimber vs. springfield 1911's

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by ns3v3n, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. ns3v3n

    ns3v3n New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    hey guys, what are some of the differences between the kimbers and springfields 1911's? i know the kimber comes with all these features like match grade barrel and triggers and night sights and stuff. the price range is around the sa 1911 A1 as well, does the springfield's have the same quality??? i'm thinking about buying a 1911 and torn between the two make. thanks for the help.
  2. The features depend on the model and price range. The kimbers can go from $900 and up and the Springfields can go from $500 up to $2600
    I don't shoot accuracy matches usually when I shoot a match it it rapid firing defense matches and for what I use it for I like the Springfield GI 45 I like starting out with base models and then from their you can add all that extra stuff if you think you will need it.
    Just my .02

  3. ns3v3n

    ns3v3n New Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    i see, well i was looking at the kimber eclipse custom and the springfield 1911 A1 loaded, any thoughts on that??? they both kind of cost about the same at my local gun store. both around $990
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2007
  4. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    I like both brands equally and have owned a Kimber and now own a
    Springfield. In my experience, Springfield has been the better value
    with more features for less. I sold my Kimber to get the Springfield
    because it had the features I wanted at the best price. I will get
    another Kimber in the future when I can afford it though, as the
    one I had was a well made, reliable pistol and I like several of the
    models they offer.
  5. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Never touched a Kimber in my life but I will swear by my Springers. All of mine are great.
  6. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I'm partial to Kimbers. Mine has night sights. I dont have a problem seeing them at all daytime or night. Shoots much better than I do.
  7. i have 2 upper end kimbers and 2 springfields, all shoot great and function great. go to your range and try to find someone with the models you are looking at and ask them to let you try them out. then pick the one suits you best. its cheaper that way or better yet buy both.
  8. cec

    cec New Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    This is a classic problem that people have faced. There is one advantage, you really cannot go wrong with either choice. It comes down to personal choice. When I faced it, I ended up with a Kimber because I liked the way it felt in my hand. If I had selected the Springfield, I don't think I would have been disappointed either. If I get another .45, I am leaning towards the Springfield.
  9. deadmarsh

    deadmarsh New Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    A big plus for the SA products is their lifetime warranty, regardless if you are the first owner or not. So buying a used Springfield makes some people quite happy. Also, SA customer service is excellent -- Kimber is good, IMO, from a smith's point of view...

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