Kimber SIS versus SA trp

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by axeman_g, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. axeman_g

    axeman_g Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2011
    For 1K, which would you get? I am looking for the best combat handgun I can get for that amount of money.

    Kimber is Series 1, 5" non rail.

    TRP is SS.

    Both are under 500 rds fired.
  2. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    I would say TRP.

  3. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    I would second that.. Kimber does not have much in their line that can compare with the TRP..
  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Have you looked at the rear serrations on the SIS? Ron
  5. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
  6. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I would drive 7 hours one way to pick up a SIS, but I'd choose the TRP. :thumb:
  7. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    hahaha I remember that thread.......
  8. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Springfield>Kimber always. at least in my book
  9. dnuggett

    dnuggett Your ad goes here for $20/month or $200/year Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    You should choose the one you like the best. I would chose the TRP. YMMV.
  10. ontarget1911

    ontarget1911 Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    TRP. I can't get passed the goofy cockers
  11. axeman_g

    axeman_g Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2011
    Hmmm.... democracy in action. To bad I am an anarchist.

    I dont mind the SIS serrations.... dont love but dont mind.

    The TRP it is.
  12. WahWah

    WahWah Debbie Downer ... WahWah! Supporting Addict

    Oct 26, 2011
    ^^^My book as well.
  13. Lordofbarbeque

    Lordofbarbeque New Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Since both are used you can do a thorough review of each. You need to throw out assumptions that one trumps the other by name and do your homework.
    Get your calipers out and check some measurements, check barrel hood fit on each, check chamber depth against ejector contact. ( this is easily done by putting dummy round in chamber area and looking thru ejector slot for potential contact on ejection ) You may be surprised how many times a 1911 manf. is cutting a chamber too deep in the slide ( ie, ejector is barely hitting cartridge at ejection ). And the checklist goes on.
    Get out the sharpie and check lower lugs, check wear on slidestop pin ( is it even? ), and TS contact when engaged ( don't assume it is contacting sear ). Just because it is stamped by ABC doesn't necessarily mean the workmanship is better. And since they are both used no one can complain about you disassembling and looking each over. Goodluck with your choice.
  14. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    I don't have either. However, I have handled the SIS guns and found the finish is relatively slippery. I've heard owners have complained about the same, and that i can be aggravating in aggressive gun handling. An arguably minor thing to consider, but I think it's reasonable part of the equation.

  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Springfield, least they HAVE a Custom Shop! :pound:
  16. CanIhaveGasCash

    CanIhaveGasCash Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    You can't go wrong with a TRP

  17. Nick

    Nick Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    TRP by far.
  18. John

    John Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 7, 2011
    One thing no one else mentioned, there's no way Kimber would do any warranty work on that pistol, if any is needed. Springfield would do warranty work.
  19. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Springfield all the way!!!
  20. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Whatchutalkin about Willis? Kimber HAS a Custom Shop. clearly says CUSTOM SHOP right there on the side. :der:


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