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Another Kimber or SA loaded?

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Hi gang, I'm new to this board but I have been shooting .45 1911 for about 5 years now. I have a Kimber STS Classic and just love it.
I'm considering another 45 but can't decide between a SA or Kimber. I had the SA in my hands the other night and it seems a fine weapon. What are your opinions? Thanks
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How about saving some of that hard-earned green and spending it on a green Wilson CQB, it'll make your friends green with envy

"Ain't nothin' like a finely-tuned 1911..."
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Well, I have owned both Kimber (a ProCarry) and SA (a Full size "loaded" SS and a Mil-Spec). along with several other pistols, and I traded a few guns(including the kimber and SS SA) for a Wilson CQB.
I had problems with the Kimber ( FTF's due to the factory slide stop being oversized for some reason) , but never had any problems with my SA's. I kept the Mil-Spec, as it was my first 1911.
Overall, the Kimber was just as good as the SA's, AFTER replacing the slide stop with a Wilson slidstop.
The SA's are generally less expensive than the Kimbers, but make sure that whatever you do, get a bunch of range time on the pistol before yo ucarry it as a defensive weapon.
How well do you shoot? Can you consistently put 2 in the COM from the draw in 1.5-2 seconds? If not, spend the money on ammo. If you can, if your gun runs, buy another just like it.

Unless of course you are just collecting guns

"What most of these people need is a good slap upside the head. What I don't need is any more lawsuits." John "The Tooz" Matusak
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