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Springfield Operator vs. Kimber Warrior

I've been researching these two pistols for a few weeks now and I am torn as to which one should be my next purchase. I've owned several Springfields in the past and am confident in their quality, but something about the Kimber has me wanting one. I know side by side the two compare pretty equally. What has been y'alls experience with these pistols. Any insight?

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Springer > Kimber
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I've been researching these two pistols for a few weeks now and I am torn as to which one should be my next purchase. I've owned several Springfields in the past and am confident in their quality, but something about the Kimber has me wanting one. I know side by side the two compare pretty equally. What has been y'alls experience with these pistols. Any insight?

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I have two Kimbers, and would like a Springfield.
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Are Colts not cool anymore?

Nobody ever seems to mention them when talking about 1911s these days.
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Are Colts not cool anymore?

Nobody ever seems to mention them when talking about 1911s these days.
They are good guns I have one in .38 Super and shoot it just as much as my kimber but there are a few things that could be a lil fine tuned on. That being said the Colt gold cups seem to be right up there with two mentioned.
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Nobody ever seems to mention them when talking about 1911s these days.
I am not a fan of the XSE models they have out. I would much prefer a older colt to one of those though.
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Are Colts not cool anymore?

Nobody ever seems to mention them when talking about 1911s these days.
I have a Colt Officers and two Kimbers (UCII and Eclipse Pro II). I love my Colt and carry it everyday, but the Kimbers are better guns. They have much tighter tolerances and shoot much straighter than the Colt.

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I have a Colt Officers and two Kimbers (UCII and Eclipse Pro II). I love my Colt and carry it everyday, but the Kimbers are better guns. They have much tighter tolerances and shoot much straighter than the Colt.
People say this, but I have heard of a ton of peoples sending their kimbers back to get fixed, including a board member or two.
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People say this, but I have heard of a ton of peoples sending their kimbers back to get fixed, including a board member or two.
I have had issues with both of the Kimbers I have owned in the past. I would't buy another one again, I'll stick to Springfield and Colt from now on.
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Just put my deposit down on the Springfield. Should be here next week.
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I have had issues with both of the Kimbers I have owned in the past. I would't buy another one again, I'll stick to Springfield and Colt from now on.
What kind of issues did you have? Did it have the internal or external extractor? Just curious. Never had an issue with mine.




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But if I had to choose one, I'd go with the Springfield.

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What kind of issues did you have? Did it have the internal or external extractor? Just curious. Never had an issue with mine.
First one the only problem I had was a finish issue. The finish on my blued Pro Carry II had worn almost compleatly off the thumb safety and in other areas after only a month. I bought it brand new so it should have held up better than that.

The second Kimber I had problems with was a Pro Carry Stainless. It would stovepipe live rounds almost twice a mag with out fail. I tried sending it to a smith, using great mags (both wilson and tripp), tried changing the springs. Nothing fixed it. Every springer I have owned has worked perfect.
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First one the only problem I had was a finish issue. The finish on my blued Pro Carry II had worn almost compleatly off the thumb safety and in other areas after only a month. I bought it brand new so it should have held up better than that.

The second Kimber I had problems with was a Pro Carry Stainless. It would stovepipe live rounds almost twice a mag with out fail. I tried sending it to a smith, using great mags (both wilson and tripp), tried changing the springs. Nothing fixed it. Every springer I have owned has worked perfect.
Sorry to hear that man. My Custom Carry II is not a carry gun and spends most of it's time next to my bed so I haven't had any issues with wear. That being said, it's definitely been shot a lot and regularly gets 2-300 rounds every range visit through Wilson mags. Everything else is stock on it and the external extractor has never given me so much as a hiccup. I wouldn't hesitate to get another Kimber but I am lusting after a Springfield EMP right now.




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First one the only problem I had was a finish issue. The finish on my blued Pro Carry II had worn almost compleatly off the thumb safety and in other areas after only a month. I bought it brand new so it should have held up better than that.

The second Kimber I had problems with was a Pro Carry Stainless. It would stovepipe live rounds almost twice a mag with out fail. I tried sending it to a smith, using great mags (both wilson and tripp), tried changing the springs. Nothing fixed it. Every springer I have owned has worked perfect.
The Ultra Carry I had stovepiped like a mofo....just throwin that in there

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Curious. Where these internal or external extractors?
Internal.

The issue I was having wouldn't lend itself to an extractor issue. It was a feed ramp issue that I couldn't figure out.
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I believe mine was internal as well, but it's been a year, so I don't rightly remember

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