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  • 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?
     

    Madhouse

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    I love mine, carry it almost exclusively since getting it, works really well in my Milt Sparks summer special.

    Get it!! :D

    ultracarry.jpg
     

    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!
     

    htxred

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    springfield does have a micro .45acp, it pretty much looks like the EMP but a little bit bigger thats all.
    http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=6
    PX9801LP, but i'd imagine like any other springfield 1911, they are hard to find right now...


    Im pretty much just biased, i've owned a kimber 1911 before and i hated it, and i have scars on my forehead that tell a very short funny story..

    springfield 1911s are of the same quality, just a bit cheaper in price. if price really isnt an issue and you're more interested in quality, check out the sig sauer 1911s and of course STI. i had a chance to examine and shoot a few STI's lasntight, very very nice, well made texas guns...
     

    Texas1911

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    Im pretty much just biased, i've owned a kimber 1911 before and i hated it, and i have scars on my forehead that tell a very short funny story

    My USP Elite put a piece of brass right into my forehead once. The next shot was going to determine if it was going to be thrown down the range about 50 yards.
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    You can find another Kimber but the series 70 is already yours and known to WORK WELL.

    I agree!

    htxred said:
    springfield 1911s are of the same quality, just a bit cheaper in price.

    I found a Springfield Micro .45 and it was about $150 more expensive than the Kimber. Of course, this was at Gander Mountain and they run a littler higher in price than anywhere else here.
     

    htxred

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    yea i got my full size 1911 loaded chambered in 9mm at gander mountain. paid retail but i didnt have any luck at all finding the gun anywhere else so i bit the bullet. got 5% off though! lol
     

    murfdog

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    .45 Acp

    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?

    You should look at a STI Escort it's better than a kimber and it's a TEXAS company.

     

    htxred

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    i had a chance to put a few rounds in many STI's this past weekend. then rabbit, a sti employee, showed me something interested, had me shake and try to move around parts on my 1911 and i heard noises while shaking and there were movement when i bent and pulled and what not. then he handed me a sti and everything was tight and soundless. i guess the little things make a difference.

    oh and i made a big hole with the .45acp legacy i believe.
     

    tomhall75

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    I've got the Ultra Carry 2 stainless, love it. My only carry gun. Absolutely worth the $$$. 1000+ rounds only prob was feeding from a new clip I bought with a too tight spring.
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    I checked out a STI today and they are nice, but a bit out of my price range. The best supplied gun shop here had an Ultra Carry II for $100 more than Gander Mountain. I think it's time to look up an old friend FFL dealer to see if he can get me one at cost. He offered to do that at one time, but I didn't take him up on the offer.:mad:
     
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