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Old 08-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #1
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Gold match 2 question

Hi all new to the forum first post just getting in to the 1911 game and have a question I want a Kimber and my local place has a gold match 2 used it's in great shape only the safety for some reason has wear on the finish on both sides otherwise it almost looks new they are asking 799 I was going to get the two tone custom 2 originally but they were telling me this is much better for a few dollars more just looking for some guidance and figured this is my best place to go it is the polished blue model thanks in advance
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hi from AL. I have a stainless Gold Match II that is my favorite gun. It shoots so nicely and makes me look good. It was not the gun I was going for when I got it but after shooting it, nothing else compares for me. I can only tell you that I know it's a personal choice but the GMII is still the one I enjoy shooting the most! They say the Gold Match has a better trigger and is made for shooting targets whereas the Custom is your workhorse. I'm not knowledgeable about that and I'm sure there are folks here who can tell you much more. All I can tell you is that I love my GMII.
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SGM6702, welcome to the site from Tennessee.

IMO, I would have to agree with your LGS. I would buy the Gold Match over the Two Tone Custom II even if the Gold Match cost more. Depends a little bit on your intended use. GM will have adjustable rear sight which is fine for range, hunting, home defense but some feel could be a weak link for concealed carry, EDC pistol.
Current MSRP on a Gold Match is $1,264.
Another plus to some people, it is all steel, frame and slide.
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If the gun is in great shape $799 sounds good. I would also choose the Gold Match.
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Another vote for the Gold Match II. Good price. It's a joy to shoot!
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Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois, and I say, go with the GM, you will not regret it.
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Breakdown of Stainless Gold Match II

Does anyone else here have a bear of a time when they breakdown, and re-assemble their pistol? Getting that rod and the cap on it when re-assembling kills my finger when trying to press it down. I love the gun, but I hate taking it apart and then putting it back together.
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