03-04-2019, 10:51 AM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Pretty sure I saw this exact same question over on 1911Addicts forum. I will answer here also. I don't own a TRP. I think the TRP is a good pistol but I feel overpriced. Tactical model line has been discontinued so depending on your source prices could be all over the map, you could find one in the 800-900 range or over 1K. I would pick the Kimber if I had to choose between the two you listed.
Full size 1911's make fine range and home defense pistol's and many people have no problem CC'ing a full size 1911 but I wouldn't recommend a full size. There's a good chance you will stop or not carry it when you need it.
Best compromise would be a Kimber Pro model of your liking, or the ultimate carry pistol IMO one of the many Ultra size Kimber models.
The Kimber Family
CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)
84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr