Re: Trying to decide, Kimber or Springfield 4 inch
You know I am so sick of hearing that Springers are loose, and sloppy and not built well. Does anyone realise that the fucking 1911 was built as a fighting pistol. It was designed to be run thru the mud and still function. A 1911 was never meant to be an ultra tight, bullseye pistol. It was meant to be an ultra reliable save your ass cause you are out of ammo and only have your sidearm on you left and you may die weapon. The original design 1911 had shitty sights, and only 7 round mags, but how many guys did it keep alive in the theater of war?
I mean seriously, do you want the worlds finest fighting pistol designed or do you want a fucking target gun that is going to shoot 1/2 inch groups at 25 yards. If you want the later then you really dont want a 1911 you want a 1911 to do that which you CAN have but you have to be willing to give up something to accheive that.
I believe that Larry Vickers said it the best, if you you are going to treat your pistol the way you treat your lawnmower buy a Glock. But people want to buy a tight fitting 1911 and treat it like shit, dont clean it, dont oil it, allow it to get lint all in it, dirt and grit in it but yet still expect it to perform flawlessly. Then when it doesnt perform flawlessly you say "this piece of shit aint worth a fuck and I had to spend half a billion dollars to take it to the smith to get it to run and this is that biggest piece I ever owned." but yet you are the one that wanted the tight pistol and abused it.