Originally Posted by wildbillbugman
Only one answer?
I was only asking if those two guns are really as identical as they look?
Remember, I am fairly new to Kimbers.
Hey WildBill, in my opinion you are buying/paying for two very similar pistols. Is that a bad thing? Not really. Will the Combat be more accurate than the Match or vice versa? Maybe. Do you have enough shooting skill to shoot one better than the other? Maybe.
The best I can tell the differences between the two are as already stated are Match adjustable and Combat night sights.
The Match pistol barrel is a Match Grade Stainless with Match Grade Bushing.
The Combat pistol barrel is a Crowned, Bushingless Bull Barrel.
Is one barrel type better than the other? Million Dollar Question.
I have four Kimber's that are Ultra models, each has it's own merits and I love them all, they all look different.
I guess if I was in your shoes, unless the shop you are buying them from would let me change one of my choices, which should not be a big deal since you have yet to take possession. Then I would take the Combat and the Match and test fire at least 50 rounds thru each one then make my pick. I would probably want to keep both but if that was not possible I would most likely choose...wait for it!
What's not to love about the Gold Combat!