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KK40384
01-21-2011, 20:15
I've been without a 1911 for two dark years now and I can't take it anymore. It's time to buy another one. I'm looking for a 5" model with a rail. The rail is a must because it will be used for work and I'm going to need a light attached to it. I've been looking to stay around 1k give or take a bit. So far I came up with:

Kimber TLE RL
Sig Sauer tactical operations
S&W 1911PD rail

All 3 are close enough in price. Out of the 3 choices which would you pick and why? I'm leaning more towards the sig but the slide design looks like it won't fit some holsters. I'm open to other suggestions you may have as long as they have a rail and are close to the 1k mark that I may have missed. Thanks in advance!

bac1023
01-21-2011, 20:25
I'd probably go with the Kimber, to be honest.

Nestor
01-21-2011, 20:26
From the ones that You listed I would take S&W any day.
Pretty clean record, but I'm a S&W guy, so I may be biased.

KK40384
01-21-2011, 20:30
From the ones that You listed I would take S&W any day.
Pretty clean record, but I'm a S&W guy, so I may be biased.

I keep hearing good things about them too but I had an older s&w 1911 a few years ago that couldn't go through an entire mag without a failure to feed even after several trips back to s&w to get "fixed". I'm convinced that not all of them are like that one but it still left a sour taste in my mouth and it's still in the back of my head.

Nestor
01-21-2011, 20:37
I keep hearing good things about them too but I had an older s&w 1911 a few years ago that couldn't go through an entire mag without a failure to feed even after several trips back to s&w to get "fixed". I'm convinced that not all of them are like that one but it still left a sour taste in my mouth and it's still in the back of my head.

Being You I would feel the same way I guess.
There is no other way than just give a try though, as You can find some very mixed reviews on pretty much every gun out there.
To be perfectly honest, out of this three You can't go wrong with any (as long as You won't experience another lemon).

SGT HATRED
01-21-2011, 20:38
My vote is for the Kimber

glock2740
01-21-2011, 20:41
Another vote for the Kimber. Especially the TLE.

KK40384
01-21-2011, 21:32
Also add the Kimber Tactical Entry RL to that list

Goldendog Redux
01-21-2011, 21:46
Of the three, Kimber without a doubt. And of those three in that price range I would get the Colt rail gun instead of the Kimber

MF

Nakanokalronin
01-22-2011, 01:10
My vote is for the Colt Rail gun. :whistling:

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/l_11cfc3552ced453c8be135b5e9448234.jpg

Even on Gun Broke'em you can find them for under $1000. They have a black stainless version as well.

JSandi
01-22-2011, 01:48
If you're locked into the 3 you've listed then the Kimber without a doubt.

But I also say take a look at the Colt Rail Gun. :cool:

KK40384
01-22-2011, 12:13
The colt rail gun looks like a good option also. Only thing I don't like is that there no checkering on the front strap.

Nakanokalronin
01-22-2011, 12:31
The colt rail gun looks like a good option also. Only thing I don't like is that there no checkering on the front strap.


My only front strap checkered 1911 is a Kimber Eclipse. Its okay but not necessary IMO. I've never needed to adjust my grip on any 1911 without it nor has one ever tried to jump out of my hand. Just get some good grip panels and you'll be fine. I use regular old double diamond wood grips but VZ has some grips that are so grippy it will tear up your hand without gloves.

You could also maybe do some work and get some man hands which is in its own right, natural front strap checkering. :rofl: J/K on the last part of course. :supergrin:

KK40384
02-01-2011, 07:14
How about this?

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_785501_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

I really like this one a lot!!

rsxr22
02-01-2011, 07:21
How about this?

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_785501_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

I really like this one a lot!!

The Smith looks promising, but their not out yet.

Personally, I would take a used Springfield Operator over all three of the ones you listed. Visit 10-8 performances site and read some of his blog's. He is LE and has some very insightful information

knedrgr
02-01-2011, 08:34
Personally, I would take a used Springfield Operator over all three of the ones you listed. Visit 10-8 performances site and read some of his blog's. He is LE and has some very insightful information


+1 on the SA MC Operator, especially the lightweight full size.

Cerebrus
02-01-2011, 08:58
It's not on the list nor is it exactly in the price range.. but still I feel that it is worth a look. http://www.stiguns.com/guns/DutyOne/DutyOne.php.. just another option..:wavey:

Quack
02-01-2011, 09:09
+1 on the SA MC Operator, especially the lightweight full size.

that would be the LW Operator then :tongueout:

Hokie1911
02-01-2011, 09:20
that would be the LW Operator then :tongueout:

...and he's a Springfield guy, too. :shakehead:

knedrgr
02-01-2011, 09:30
+1 on the SA MC Operator, especially the lightweight full size.

that would be the LW Operator then :tongueout:

...and he's a Springfield guy, too. :shakehead:


Actually I was was giving him two options...1) MC Operator or 2) LW Operator. :upeyes::tongueout:

Quack
02-01-2011, 09:36
we forgot to turn the Vienglish translator on then :animlol:

the way you wrote it implied that the MC Op was also available in LW.

Hokie1911
02-01-2011, 09:41
we forgot to turn the Vienglish translator on then :animlol:

the way you wrote it implied that the MC Op was also available in LW.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTERvpxArwY4wuS8yAcyMPAWhijeVBBKc7mBtWBw1swcaElUXfx

KK40384
02-01-2011, 17:52
It's not on the list nor is it exactly in the price range.. but still I feel that it is worth a look. http://www.stiguns.com/guns/DutyOne/DutyOne.php.. just another option..:wavey:


Not a fan of the bull barrel design.

KK40384
02-01-2011, 17:54
Actually I was was giving him two options...1) MC Operator or 2) LW Operator. :upeyes::tongueout:

Both good options. I'm looking around for a nice used one possibly

jrs93accord
02-01-2011, 18:07
I'd probably go with the Kimber, to be honest.

I am with you on this one.

youngAR
02-01-2011, 18:28
Of the listed, Kimber. It's got the internal extractor going for it. Though all of the listed do have the dreaded fps, which some don't have a problem with. I'd look at a Kimber Warrior or Springfield MC Operator.

KK40384
02-02-2011, 22:20
Of the listed, Kimber. It's got the internal extractor going for it. Though all of the listed do have the dreaded fps, which some don't have a problem with. I'd look at a Kimber Warrior or Springfield MC Operator.

The new S&W "E" series does not have it according to S&W

knedrgr
02-03-2011, 08:17
^ and it's FUGLY!

BuckyP
02-03-2011, 10:54
The new S&W "E" series does not have it according to S&W

Yes, I am looking forward to the S&W E series. I never thought I'd be into a Smith 1911, but have been shooting a friends lately and recently picked up a 9mm Pro Series. The only issue is that darn FPS. On mine, it is possible to hold the gun in such a way that the grip safety clears the trigger, but not the FPS, resulting in a very loud CLICK (no mark on the primer). This can (and will be soon) tuned as it should be the other way around.

den888
02-03-2011, 11:19
Kimber also

KK40384
02-03-2011, 14:00
^ and it's FUGLY!

To each their own I guess. I like the fact that its slightly different than all the other 1911's. Those serration are actually growing on me a bit