Should I?

chevydeerhunter

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Man, I am really jonesing for that Kimber Ultra Carry II at Gander Mountain. I was offered $600 for my Colt Gov't Model 70 sight unseen by a coworker. It would help fund that Kimber but she's been a great gun. That Colt has a match barrel and is a total tack driver. I really don't want to get rid of it, but the Kimber would suit my carry needs to a T. The Colt is extremely useful at the deer lease and has served me very well and it was my first 1911. I know guys who'll buy, sell and trade guns on a whim, but I'm really reluctant to let go of certain ones and this one is a really hard decision. What would you do?
 

brainiac

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I know guys who'll buy, sell and trade guns on a whim, but I'm really reluctant to let go of certain ones and this one is a really hard decision. What would you do?
Since you asked, I would never let go of a Series 70 Colt that shoots well. Save up for the little Kimber but don't trade off a known good classic pistol for it. Some day I bet you'll regret it.
 

smschulz

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Unless your goal is to acquire a smaller carry weapon. I don't see any reason to make the change. Perhaps add the Kimber as an addition. I have two 1911's ~ a Colt Combat Elite and a similar sized Colt Defender. The Combat Elite will shoot rings around the Defender. I don't carry the Defender anymore but it is much easier to conceal ~ just harder to shoot. YMMV
 

Madhouse

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Oh yeah, I guess I only adressed the part about getting the Kimber, not getting rid of the Colt.

I only buy guns, I don't sell them very often, unless it's something that I don't use or need and have no sentimental attachment to.

Keep that Colt. Buy a Kimber later.

:D
 

longtooth

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I carry a Kimber Pro CDPll more than any other gun I own.(it is light) I do have a SA 1911-A1 that, like yours, is a tack driver, reliable dirty, & I like it. I have been to all day multi-match shoots & run 1,000 rds of reloads through it w/ never a bobble except for a my fault uhooo w/ a reload.
My Kimber starts to drag at about 350 to 400 rds. of reloads. I have never put that many factory through either so dont know how many rounds it would run before slowing up.
I carry the Kimber more due to light weight but would never sell the Springer to get another K.
Save your $$s until you can have them both.:D
 

chevydeerhunter

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I think I'll keep the Colt and save up for the Kimber. Also, I know I have a bunch of crap to sell on ebay so that's another option to get money in the till. That Kimber is ooooohhhh so sweet!
 

chevydeerhunter

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id go with a springfield over a kimber, but thats just my personal opinion :D
If Springfield made the EMP in a .45, I'd be there.
 

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