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Kimber or Sig

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wayneo, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Looking at two used guns in .45acp.

    One is a Kimber Pro Carry NRA special. $750

    The other is a Sig P220. 4-1/4 bbl. $575

    Both guns are in original condition, 95%. The Kimber has the box and papers, the Sig does not. Both guns have been shot very little. One of these will be my carry piece. Pros or cons on these. Thanks, Wayne
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    For me it would be the Sig, I have one on my side and have for over 15 years. Never a feed problem and I love the safe aspect. Hammer drop lever is awesome. It simply will not go off when you dont want it to. But then I hate single actions for that reason. If I remember right, I bought mine at a gunshow in Ft Wayne which is where you are I think?
     
  3. Setterman

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    You can't go wrong with either one. I have 2 Kimbers and like the 1911 frame/feel. My Pro Carry has been flawless. Pick the one that feels the most comfortable.
     
  4. jsa3107

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    I would pick the SIG better customer service
    Also a little cheaper
    And it is a excellent side arm in every way
     
  5. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I'm wedded to the 1911 style so the Kimber for me, cocked and locked.
     
  6. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    You have to decide whether you want a single or double action pistol. I have several 1911's and 3 Sigs. My carry guns are a P220 (W.Germany) and a P250 The P250 is a double action only.
     
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    I own 6 1911 style pistols and 8 or 9 Sigs.

    Both are great platforms, but I have to agree with Cubancigar on this one.

    Sigs just feel better (try a set of Hogue grips) in my hand.
     
  8. wayneo

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll go with the Sig because it fits my hand great, price, and its a DA/SA. But the Kimber Pro Carry fits good too, and since its an older one, seems to hold its value more than the Pro Carry 2.

    Cubancigar, I am in the Fort. Shot trap today at Southwest Conservation Club in between rain and snow showers. Wayne
     
  9. wayneo

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    Need some more input, going to buy one or the other tomorrow. Thanks, Wayne
     
  10. shannon391

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    Shoot them both if they are used, one should stand out

    Which one fits your hand best.
     
  11. Bushmaster1313

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    These are both relatively large guns for concealed carry. Even if you are licensed to carry there are times when you will not want to be "made" and a thinner profile would be useful in such situations.

    Also, are you comfortable with the 1911 style-I never liked cocked and locked.

    Many Sigs have a decocking lever which gives you a double action pull on the first chambered shot.

    Lou
     
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