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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingpin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2009 at 19:57
As long as you have one Huntin. I have a 220 too and like it a lot. I guess personal choice works. I don't think I ever saw a more reliable pistol than the SIG, in any caliber..........Kingpin
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Actually have 2 Sig's, the 220,and a P229 in 40S&W. Prefer the 220 though. Carry it most often, even though the barrel is longer, it's more comfortable to carry. Maybe because of the single stack mag.

A buddy has a Gold Cup and a Kimber Custom II, they are both sweet shooters. I've shot them quite a few times, still prefer my 220.

But, if I could swing it I wouldn't mind having one of those Kimber Customs as well.

 

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I bought a P14 for my son's first 1911.  It had feed problems from the get go.  Traded it in for a Kimber Custom II that he shoots really well.  Soured me on Paras even though I know that any make can produce a lemon.  I just don't get the Sig thing.  They're wide, grips are weird feeling, and the DA/SA trigger...well, it just ain't natural.
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I've always liked the S&W 1955 as my 45 ACP.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote klallen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 August 2009 at 20:35

i have the .45acp in a basic ria1911, a bersa thunder45 and a glock21.  i like each but am not overly picky.  if a handgun functions well and offers the accuracy needed for it's purpose, i can deal with pretty much anything.

some of these are more conducive to cc then the other but i wouldn't want to be a nasty feller looking to do harm an caught in front of either.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote C1PNR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2009 at 05:02

Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

I've always liked the S&W 1955 as my 45 ACP.

Yeah, but you're an anachronism.  OK, I do like my 25-2, too.

If I were to buy a new to me 1911, I think I'd like to get the Kimber in 4", kind of like the old Commander.  My Commander is the LW version in alloy frame, but without the Series 70 or 80 trigger abominations.

I will also admit that I really like the P14 Para Stainless I bought in '98 and had worked over.  I especially like the tritium front sight.  Not really a carry gun, unless conditions are REALLY right, but with a couple of extra magazines you're ready for a long night!

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Kinda late to the party C1, but no matter, always room for another 1911 post.  I think I've got all the 1911s a man could want.  My Commanche Length Les Baer gets the most carry.  I'm most confident with it.  Not sure why.  I've got two Wilsons that are prettier, and a Colt that was overhauled by Wilson that is the most accurate one of the bunch.  The Baer just seems to fit.  A couple weeks ago my son and I were at the 100 yd range with the AR.  He pulled his Colt Commander and popped of a few rounds at the sillouette target just for the hell of it.  The first couple rounds kicked up dirt at the base of the target and he walked it up until he had three holes in the pecker area.  I pulled the Baer, loaded with my special recipe for dirtbags, fired one round right through the head of the sillouette.  I stopped right there.
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One thing to consider about the good old 45 Auto.

     Good old hardball is still a prety decent stopper. I belive .68 stops with one torso hit. 

    I would prefer to carry hollow points but sometimes they can be hard to find...tj3006

   

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I'm not a 45 auto guy.  To big for CCW.

But younger brother won a "gun option" at a local sportmens club (actually his wife had the winning ticket).

He asked me what to get, as he didn't think he needed anything special.  I told him to take the Kimber Gold match II; figuring as a NIB it would be an investment.  Gun looks great and feels OK to me.

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Guns are a sucker's investment.  They're overpriced new, and it takes way too long for mass produced pieces to get back to their original market value, let alone surpass that value.  No matter, you've got a good shooter there that will do surprisingly well as a CCW piece with the right holser.  I like the Milt Sparks VM2.  You can get one from this place http://www.topgunsupply.com/, and they will notify you when they're in stock.  Much faster than having one built.  After a month, you won't know you're carrying a big gun and no one else will either.

 

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Bear;

If he ever has the hankering to get rid of that Kimber, I'd be interested.  If he weren't going to insist on full retail you understand.

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He got the gun, and it will stay NIB.  I told him to get something fast; because if the dealer (large one) goes bankrupt...he would be out the $1400 credit he had.

He wasn't looking for an investment, just a stabilization of his asset base.  I felt the Kimber pistol will hold its value and easier to store than the Weatherby Mark V in 340.

It is a beautiful piece, outstanding grips and finish.  My shooting group is mostly federal law enforcement types, and they are already to get one after seeing this.  Must be a change after seeing so many Glocks???LOL

 

But I will pass it along CB.  And periodically remind him.  Until he sees some thing he really likes/needs it is just relaxing in his safe ( not a high quality safe, just a BrowningWink  ).

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340 Weatherby....Nice too.

Handguns always sell better than rifles, as high power long guns are of limited utility in many places. 



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