From me, definately not an expert opinion........just a guy who put a lot of rounds through a bunch of different Kimber's and S&W's.Looking to buy either the Kimber Custom 2 TLE/RL2 or the SW 1911 TRS. I know this much about the guns. The kimber has been making them for some time, and the SW is pretty new to the 1911 game. Just looking for an expert opinion.
Looking to buy either the Kimber Custom 2 TLE/RL2 or the SW 1911 TRS. I know this much about the guns. The kimber has been making them for some time, and the SW is pretty new to the 1911 game. Just looking for an expert opinion.
There is no mag disconnect in any SW1911 that I've seen.I have owned both brands and still own a Kimber. The kimber has a better fit and finish. The kimber is more accurate but as already pointed out they will both do the job. Some folkes don't like the firing pin safety in Kimbers and some don't like the mag disconnect in S&Ws. So it really comes down to whick one you like. They are both fine guns.
+1 for S&W. Kimber doesn't make them like they used to anymore.
The above statement is point on.Hmm...seems to me Kimber is making them exactly like they always have, with very close attention to fit, finish, and detail. My Kimber Ultra CDP II has functioned flawlessly with several brands of both ball and HP ammo, going on 1000+ rounds. It's extremely accurate. I'm not sure what else I could ask of it? And I have a feeling that there might just be a Kimber owner or two with the same experience.
Stick around these forums long enough and any brand will (and has) eventually become the ugly stepchild of handguns. For awhile it was S&W 1911's and their external extractors, then it was Colt 1911's (can't remember the problem though), then Les Baers (too tight), then, then, then, etc. Lately, it does seem like Kimber is the flavor of the month to hate though. And to think Kimber was the darling of the forums a couple years ago. Personally, I think both S&W and Kimber make outstanding 1911's. And so does Colt, Springfield Armory, Para Ordnance, and Les Baer (although the latter is considered a semi-custom while the others are considered "production"). But to make a sweeping statement like "Kimber doesn't make them like they used to anymore"...well :scratch:, everyone's entitled to an opinion. Oh, by the way, Ford doesn't make 'em like they used to either.