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Old 11-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Which full size 1911?

Hi All,

I recently became an active shooter. My wife and I both got our Permit's to carry in MN after Newtown and about 2 years ago.

I bought a Springfield XDs in 45ACP and love the caliber.

I want to get a full size 1911 in 45ACP - what are your favorite Kimber 1911's and why? Which would you buy if money wasn't a constraint.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee!

Master Carry, Super Carry, Stainless Raptor.

EDIT: Forgot about the Gold Combat. If money was no object I would probably have at least one of each!

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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Welcome from Ohio. Stainless Raptor is my suggestion.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois, you're asking 3 loaded questions LOL.

What full size 1911 would I recommend.... Tactical Custom HD II, beautiful, accurate and tough as nails at a good price.

My favorite Kimber.... Super Carry Pro, accurate, easy to carry, conceals well.

If money was no object.... Gold Combat II or the Classic Carry Pro.
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Cool Hey Ya'll!!!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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What is my favorite Kimber and why? And if money were not an issue, what pistol would I choose? The answer to both questions is the same: the Stainless Raptor Pro II. Why? Easy, because it is the finest looking 1911 pistol made.

Why don't I have one? That's easy too. As my kids were growing up, I had other things to spend my money on. Now I have three grand kids and number four due in January. I still have other things to spend my money on!!!

My Pro Carry II will have to make do. Maybe the grand kids will get together and buy Grandpa one!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:30 PM   #6
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I think they are all the same, and all of them are great.

Check out the Two-Tone. A bargain!

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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Welcome to the site from Tennessee!

Master Carry, Super Carry, Stainless Raptor.

EDIT: Forgot about the Gold Combat. If money was no object I would probably have at least one of each!
Good choices. I would narrow it down to ...

Super Carry Custom HD or a Stainless Custom Raptor
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:05 AM   #8
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Good choices. I would narrow it down to ...

Super Carry Custom HD or a Stainless Custom Raptor
Hi All,

Thanks for the guidance - I like the looks of Raptor's, particularly the Grand Raptor.

I did purchase a Gold Combat II 2014 Limited Edition - I liked the looks of it and was able to get at a significant discount from Retail. I actually had the order placed before I looked more closely at the Grand Raptor - may have to keep my eyes out for one of those. The Kimber should be at my local FFL store on Saturday, can't wait to shoot it.

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Enjoy. Be safe and good shooting.
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Wow! Nice choice. Good enough for Rambo, good enough.

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