Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: MUNSTER, IN.
Location: MUNSTER, IN.
Sportbike: Borrowed Ones
Years Riding: 11
How you found us: through SBN
I'm very fond of the Eclipse line up.
For the question asked about what Kimber has along the same lines as the TRP, nothing. I don't believe any Mfg. makes a 5" 1911 with a full length picatiny dust cover such as teh TRP.
With that said I've always been one to weight out the NEEDS of the shooter Vs. the WANTS.
With all due respect, if anyone is up in arms about being in a certain price range then the pic rail under the gun serves NO purpose becuase the odds are you are not going to spent the $100, $200, $300 or even $400 dollars for either a light or a LAM ( Laser Aiming Module).
So to me everyone should start off with a clean slate and "BUILD" their gun from there.
Aluminum Vs. Steel.
It all boils down to carry weight, Aluminum will be lighter but the trade off is recoil. Now, it's not that big of a diffrence. People general make a bigger deal about the percieved recoil in Aluminum vs. Steel. Think about what the poly guns must be dishing out if we are going to gripe about oz.
In the Kimber line they had the TLE and TLE variants that came close to the TRP. As a side note, I do NOT hold teh TRP to any standard when judging 1911's. The TRP always gets the nod here cause Ken has one that shoots well and has had GREAT C/S from Springfield. That's great, but one happy customer does not make Springfield the greastest co in teh world. I know for a fact that Ken had a fucked up time with RUGER and caught hell for it when he posted on another forum about it. If anything the key is to get a gun that will never need C/S.
If your never going to carry it, nothing is going to beat a 5" 1911 in good old .45acp.
You can rack up a huge price tag with front and rear strap checkering, ambi safeties, night sights, "custom shop" trigger jobs, exotic finishes and goofey extras such as pic rails or mag wells.
All these things are great BUT have their place. In a sub QUALITY gun your not going to find them.
At this time TAURUS does make a good gun with some of these features in a very good price point. But compare the taurus to a Springfield Loaded or a Kimber Classic and you'll see the diffrence imediatly.
Para Ordance, RRA, Caspian, STI and Sig all make great 1911's yet no one has mentiones them. Even S&W has entered teh 1911 market.
My advice right now would be to check out a SIG GSR, you won't be disapointed and it should fall in your price range
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