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Old 01-28-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Pro Raptor II?

Wanted some advice on this 1911. I know this is a Kimber forum so I hope to keep it informative. I have the chance to trade a Colt Defender for one of these and I'm on the fence about swapping.

The Defender gets raving reviews and Kimber seems to be love or hate. I didn't come here to kick the hornets nest, but rather get informative advice.

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois 915a, the Kimber Pro Raptor is a highly liked gun on this forum. If they were both new guns then I would take the Kimber over the Colt every time. Since you're probably talking two used guns I couldn't say either way until I knew the condition of each gun.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome. Raptor is new according to owner and Defender has had 50rds through it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio. For me it would be a tough call. The Raptor is a beautiful handgun, but the Colt.....well....it's a Colt.
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Cool No Choice At All!!!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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Personally, I would have to jump all over the Pro Raptor II!!! With the Raptor, you get a finely crafted pistol that has PANACHE! It is fancy, without going over the top and function is second to none!! With the Colt, you get A NAME!!!! PANACHE trumps a fancy name any day of the week!!
IMHO!!! Just sayin'!!

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Old 01-29-2015, 05:48 AM   #6
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Thanks guy's, well I have until Sunday to figure it out.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:56 AM   #7
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Let us know what your decision is and if decide not to trade for the Kimber we'd still let you hang out here LOL.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:01 AM   #8
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I will for sure. Its a darn sexxxy pistol, so its a tough call.
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Another welcome from Ohio. Home of the national champs Ohio State Buckeyes!
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:27 AM   #10
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Your intended use could be a factor. Will this be a range, self defense, bedside pistol, EDC. I own several Colt firearms. I do not have a Colt Defender.
I would buy the Raptor, I think it will be more accurate out of the box and will look and feel better in your hand. I have a Stainless Raptor Ultra and it is a great little pistol and I would not trade it for two Defender's. (And I like Colt's)
Waiting to see what you pick!
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