out of the game 2 long, need some info

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by jekyll, May 14, 2007.

  1. jekyll

    jekyll New Member

    May 14, 2007
    Hello all, need some info. I have been out of the gun world since my divorce 6 years ago and I'm getting ready to purchase some new firearms, first and foremost; a 1911. I'm looking in the $700 range, had almost purchased a Kimber Pro Carry II Stainless but figured I'd get some real world reviews. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Wanting mid sized conceal carry piece...thanks
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Welcome to TFF.

    The Kimber Pro Carry will do you well as would a Colt Combat Commander or Springfield Armory mid sized 1911. Along with a good gunbelt and holster, you can't go wrong with either.

  3. cec

    cec New Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    You cannot go wrong with Kimber or Springfield. Out of the box they perform very well and are easy to modify.

    I have a Kimber Compact Custom as my carry piece I purchased used. Once the worn recoil spring and magazine were replaced, I haven't had an issue.
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.

    Can't argue with the choice you started with.
  5. MRMIKE08075

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey

    best regards, mike.
  6. jekyll

    jekyll New Member

    May 14, 2007
    Thanks for the information, Looks like I will start with the Kimber and check into some minor modifications and tune ups. I have read a few reviews about Kimber ejection problems. Is this extractor, mag, ammo or a combination of the three? I know they are totally different monsters but I never had a jam or misfire out of my Glock 22&23 with close to 10k rds fired, Colt Officers series 80 jammed all the time so I sold it. I want to eliminate any (or as much as possible) chance of a jam in a situation where my or someone elses life may depend on it and just love the feel and look of the 1911s. Thanks again for the welcome...
  7. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Taurus PT 1911.
  8. greener

    greener New Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    Had one for about 10 days. Excellent shooter. I've been hard pressed to find much I don't like about it.
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