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flynnstone
03-25-2011, 19:23
I'm in the market for a compact 1911, chambered in .45ACP, and have narrowed down my search to either the Kimber Pro CDP ii or the Sprinfield EMP. To those who have experience with the two, which is your preference and why?

What should I expect to pay for either model?


Thanks,

Matt

GeorgiaRedfish
03-25-2011, 19:26
I'm in the market for a compact 1911, chambered in .45ACP, and have narrowed down my search to either the Kimber Pro CDP ii or the Sprinfield EMP. To those who have experience with the two, which is your preference and why?

What should I expect to pay for either model?


Thanks,

Matt
The EMP only comes in .40 or 9mm. The Springfield micro line comes in .45

polizei1
03-25-2011, 19:29
Well, that pretty much solves that. :rofl:

Personally I would go Colt or SA.

flynnstone
03-25-2011, 19:50
Oops I guess I didnt mean the EMP then! I'm really open to other manufacturers but I've always tended to lean towards Springfields and Kimbers.

What model is this? I like that finish

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/Mcoupe/IMG_0707.jpg

bac1023
03-25-2011, 19:50
I carry a Pro CDP II and its been great.

polizei1
03-25-2011, 19:54
That is a modified Micro Loaded.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=6

Mr. Gekko
03-25-2011, 19:57
Nevermind. Already answered above.

CanIhaveGasCash
03-25-2011, 20:07
I've had a Kimber CDP and I currently have an EMP in .40. You can't beat the EMP for the size. If I had to do it again I would go with an EMP in 9mm since it has an aluminum frame instead of steel like the .40. The CDP is an excellent gun, but the EMP fit my needs for CC better.

flynnstone
03-25-2011, 20:24
Thanks for the all the response guys. Any recommendations on where I can get the best deal?

Hokie1911
03-25-2011, 20:31
STI Escort or Shadow. :supergrin:

Out of the two you listed....the micro SA.

glock2740
03-25-2011, 21:06
Hard to go wrong with either. I give the "feel" to Kimber for the frontstrap checkering, but SA makes one hell of a pistol. I've never shot the EMP9, but have shot the EMP40 and liked it alot. I have 2 Kimber Ultras(UCII and Raptor) and both are great guns. I actually posted a thread about my UCII, as possibly being the most accurate 1911 that I own...and I have a few pretty good ones. :whistling: :cool:

TKR Reptiles
03-25-2011, 21:20
I have a CDP Pro and love it... The EMP is definitely an amazing firearm, but I would choose my CDP over it everyday...

flynnstone
03-25-2011, 23:00
Is the reliability just as good with the Ultra as it is the Pro?

knedrgr
03-25-2011, 23:10
wow...OP is all over the place...4" barrel vs 3" barrel.

A friend is selling a Pro CDP 2 NIB for a pretty good deal.

flynnstone
03-25-2011, 23:15
It's not like I'm talkn apples to oranges here... 3" vs 4"

What price is he lookin for knedrgr? PM me if you'd prefer

djackson
03-26-2011, 15:47
I have several kimbers and a couple sa 1911, I like the cdp II i have the cdpII pro and love it.

glock2740
03-26-2011, 15:53
Is the reliability just as good with the Ultra as it is the Pro?
I have a couple of Ultras and a few Pros. Haven't had any issues with any of them. On a side note, I ONLY use Wilson and Tripp Cobra mags in ALL of my 1911's and pretty much exclusively use Gold Dots as SD ammo. I have ran quite a few other of the "top" brand SD ammo through them and haven't had any issues with any kind of ammo. I just prefer the Gold Dots accuracy and performance.

RMTactical
03-26-2011, 16:49
Wow, I can't believe I would come across a post like this right now. I just posted this question without even looking for a thread like this and frankly didn't think there would be anything like this out there...

Oh well. :supergrin:

flynnstone
03-26-2011, 19:08
Ultra it is!

http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k604/flynnst0ne/56c2eda3.png