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You can probably buy less expensive 1911s for $500 or so, semi-customs are usually $2-3.5k, and full customs can be much more.
 
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Last non-1911 thread, I promise.

I went through this with my wife, euros always think guns are like a rabid dog waiting to bite anyone who gets too close.

I did a paper in college about gun violence rates in Japan (almost no one has guns) vs. Switzerland (almost every house has a military rifle). Both have very low firearm violence rates. If the gun is the issue, can you explain? A hint, the answer deals with training and culture.

For you a gun might seem like a dangerous weapon, in our family a gun was like a kitchen knife. Yes you can cut yourself with it, but only if you're being stupid.
 
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Back on topic. Currently have 3 1911s. Two Springfield Professionals (sequential serial numbers) from the custom shop and one TRP Operator.





 
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Im not saying i know everything, but 'gunfacts.info' doesn't seem to be a very reliable source in this case. I get a feeling that they might speak for people who like guns and not from both parts view..

I don't want to get in a big discussion about this, i just asked a question how easy it was to get a gun in US. I've just heard that it is quite easy compare to other countries..

Or, instead of instantly discrediting something because you don’t like the name, maybe you could actually read the info in the link I posted? There are 111 pages of facts and statistics there that are fully referenced. Feel free to post which of those are inaccurate including all of your references that backup your claims.

Be careful, you may actually learn something that bursts the bubble you live in.
 
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Originally Posted by cmayer View Post
Im not saying i know everything, but 'gunfacts.info' doesn't seem to be a very reliable source in this case. I get a feeling that they might speak for people who like guns and not from both parts view..

I don't want to get in a big discussion about this, i just asked a question how easy it was to get a gun in US. I've just heard that it is quite easy compare to other countries..
it takes too much time to get a gun in the US. ive only had the time to pick up 5 this year...
 
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As my fiancee pointed out, the Kimber in that picture is now hers. I gave it to her as an engagement gift... I am down to the Ed Brown and Nighthawk 1911s at the moment. I would really like to pick up an EB EE soon and add some smooth cocobolo Esmeralda grips to it.
 
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FWIW, my Kimber was amazing right out of the box. It destroys my new SIG in accuracy...

If you don't like guns, DON'T OPEN THE THREAD.
 
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Originally Posted by Chris from Cali View Post
FWIW, my Kimber was amazing right out of the box. It destroys my new SIG in accuracy...

If you don't like guns, DON'T OPEN THE THREAD.
Kimber makes a great 1911. A lot of people with EBs, Wilsons, etc on the 1911 forum will talk down on Kimber but I have never had a problem. I wouldn't give my fiancee anything less than a perfect running pistol. As far as accuracy it is as accurate as any pistol I have ever shot. Revolvers are a different story because the fps is very different and there is less movement when fired with a revolver.
 
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I made a thread for my first 1911 purchase here:

https://teamspeed.com/forums/team-sp...-purchase.html


Some pics of it from the thread...






BTW, I am drooling over the Nighthawk above...

I'm now eyeing an STI Ranger for my next 1911 purchase myself.
 
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Originally Posted by b9ev View Post
Kimber makes a great 1911. A lot of people with EBs, Wilsons, etc on the 1911 forum will talk down on Kimber but I have never had a problem. I wouldn't give my fiancee anything less than a perfect running pistol. As far as accuracy it is as accurate as any pistol I have ever shot. Revolvers are a different story because the fps is very different and there is less movement when fired with a revolver.
Looking to buy my first Kimber very soon now after shooting a "match version" last night..... stay tuned!
 

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