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Old 12-17-2018, 09:25 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am in the market for a Kimber 1911. I do have experience with shooting and I own several other guns. I Have never owned a 1911. My use for the gun will be target shooting and a side carry in the woods. I have been doing lots of research and looking at gun shops trying to find the perfect model for me. I am pretty set on the stainless target II LS. Has anyone experienced any recent issues with these? I would be open to other models as well but it needs to be stainless and under $1k. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:38 AM   #2
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are your other guns single or double action?
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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Welcome from NY. the ST II will become a great adition to your collection..
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:52 AM   #4
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Dropshot, welcome to the site from Tennessee.

For target shooting and carrying in the woods and just about any other kind of shooting you can think of (if your thinking I'm only buying one 1911) then IMO something in the "Pro" line 4" barrel would suit you well.
Your choices will be more limited if you really want/need (Target Sights), the biggest number of Kimber's come with combat style, non adjustable, all one piece sights. Both work fine.
IMO your best bet for staying under 1K will be search online...GunBroker will be your friend. Found this right off the bat. Check link $749

Stainless Target (LS) msrp $1,055. Stainless II msrp $912.00 difference adjustable sights on Target model.
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of the input. I have several rifles, shotguns and one walther pps that is my edc. 2sharp2, I will be purchasing the gun from a local gun shop since I have a couple hundred dollar gift card. Honestly I don't like the sights on the target but I want the 6" barrel. I wish they made the stainless 2 in a 6" barrel.
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