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Bill Lumberg
12-01-2010, 15:19
The warrior was the gun that got me re-interested in 1911's. I ended up going with Springfield instead, and I've been very pleased. I still, from time to time, think about picking up a warrior. What issues are associated with this model?

bac1023
12-01-2010, 15:24
...its got a rail. :whistling:




:rofl:

glock2740
12-01-2010, 15:29
...its got a rail. :whistling:




:rofl:
Technically, that means it's not a real 1911. A rail makes it more of a 1912. And I wouldn't even want to think what it would be if it was a railed 3" 9mm. :rofl:

rsxr22
12-01-2010, 17:09
I dont mind the fact that it has a rail because they also make a model without it. My concerns are that its overpriced for what you get!

jrs93accord
12-01-2010, 17:23
I like my Desert Warrior. :supergrin:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/006-7.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/007-5.jpg

I would still like to have the Warrior model as well. One day.

GJ1981
12-01-2010, 17:30
I still, from time to time, think about picking up a warrior. What issues are associated with this model?

Good read on the Warrior. http://10-8performance.blogspot.com/2010/07/kimber-warrior.html

Glockdude1
12-01-2010, 17:35
...its got a rail. :whistling:

:rofl:

My Springfield has a Rail.
http://i50.tinypic.com/148m6wl.jpg

It has been a great pistol. I wanted a Kimber Warrior, but at the time I found my Springfield, at a great price, I could not pass it up.

:rock:

cdunn
12-01-2010, 18:08
IF, I were to get a kimber that would be at the top of the list.

jrs93accord
12-01-2010, 19:25
My Springfield has a Rail.
http://i50.tinypic.com/148m6wl.jpg

It has been a great pistol. I wanted a Kimber Warrior, but at the time I found my Springfield, at a great price, I could not pass it up.

:rock:

My Springfield has one too.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-20.jpg

:supergrin:

bac1023
12-01-2010, 20:23
Great pics. :)

.45Super-Man
12-01-2010, 20:49
Beyond the rail, they look like a 5 yr old went crazy with a can of Krylon.

BlayGlock
12-01-2010, 21:07
With the following fixes, the guns were born again hard, and have served with distinction and many have reached 15-20,000 rounds on them with only replacement extractors and springs.
-new bar stock plunger tubes, bushings, and extractors
-recut and polish feed ramps
-Replace and Loctite and/or stake grip screw bushings and sights
-Replace OEM magazines
-Adjust slide stop lobe, detent rear face


From the 10-8.

I had a warrior for a bit and it was remains one of my favorite factory made 1911s. I would agree with plunger tube as mine was a little loose. Never had problems with the rest of the stuff he mentions. If you read the full post it seems most needed to only minor tweaking, which you need with lots of factory 1911s anyway.

When I got to the pistols at around 5-6000 rounds, we had some more problems:
-at least 2/3 of the pistols had loose plunger tubes that were held in primarily by the grips. The factory plunger tubes were MIM units which did not hold a stake very well.
-grip screws had come out with the bushings, as they were not staked or Loctited at the factory
-several had their barrel bushings break. These bushings were machined, and I have no idea why they went south.

ancient_serpent
12-01-2010, 23:14
I absolutely love the Warrior I picked up a few years ago. I've not had any problems with it, I think I've only had one magazine that didn't work with it (issued Kimber mag).
I'm going to get a competent gunsmith to check it out when I get back home, just to be on the safe side, but it's been a great psitol thus far.

Glockdude1
12-01-2010, 23:40
My Springfield has one too.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-20.jpg

:supergrin:

Do you ever use the lock? I tried mine the day I bought it just to see if it worked. (it does). I have never used it since.

:cool:

jrs93accord
12-02-2010, 01:48
Do you ever use the lock? I tried mine the day I bought it just to see if it worked. (it does). I have never used it since.

:cool:

Never tried it.

Cochese
12-02-2010, 01:54
I was gonna say, if I ever went to work for Sheriff Joe or any other similarly uniformed agency, I'd carry one just to match.

Then I realized what I was about to say and decided I would buy a SA and Gunkote it to match. :supergrin:

BuckyP
12-02-2010, 06:01
Technically, that means it's not a real 1911. A rail makes it more of a 1912.


Would think it would be more like a 1913 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picatinny_rail). :tongueout:

bac1023
12-02-2010, 06:28
Do you ever use the lock? I tried mine the day I bought it just to see if it worked. (it does). I have never used it since.

:cool:

I never have either on my GI or TRP.

Thankfully, the custom Springfields don't have it.







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tx787
12-02-2010, 09:21
I think the Kimber earns a point or two for not having a "TACTICAL" or "OPERATOR" or "MALL NINJA" billboard.

bac1023
12-02-2010, 09:26
I think the Kimber earns a point or two for not having a "TACTICAL" or "OPERATOR" or "MALL NINJA" billboard.

Yeah, they're definitely cleaner looking than Springfield's version.