New member, long time lurker.
I've been interested in the Warrior since they were introduced and really like the package. But a few things have me thinking.
Been a long time 1911 shooter. Currently own a Colt 1991A1 bought new 1991 (not a single FTF in 10,000's of rds) with WWII USGI "small parts and mainspring, and a lightly worked original series 70 Colt. I'd like to get a one of these 'new fangled' 21st century 1911's :biglaugh: .
Here's my dilemma. I want a rock solid package of all forged construction in the small parts department. I know the Kimber frame and slide is extremely well made with clean machining. Is it worth it to buy a Kimber Warrior and, over time, drop in Ed Brown parts (my estimate runs around $200 for the complete parts) conversion or is there a better option from another manufacturer comparable prices? If I'm not mistaken, the sights on the Warrior are Kimber knock-off's of Novak's or did Kimber keep these sights in the design? Otherwise, if they are copies, are they 'good'? On the same thought, is the grip safety the Ed Brown Memory Groove?
I'd rather not get into the MIM debate here. I'm well aware of the cost vs. strenght and pro's vs. cons. The forged requirements are just a personal preference to kick up the Warrior a notch. Drop in with your thoughts....all will be appreciated. Sorry about all the questions but alot has changed in quality and price since I last bought a new 1911.