Originally Posted by ybbiz34
Thanks for the responses, guys. I appreciate it. That helps to ease my reliability concern. So bottom line, should I snag this thing after work?
Solefald, how much will those parts run me (ballpark)? I can handle the installation.
Mike, how's the recoil on the aluminum-framed 1911? My old Springfield Loaded absorbed recoil nicely.
Recoil is not an issue for me. The recoil on a .40 glock it worse IMO. If you avw a proper grip and stance, recoil is never an issue provided you don't have any physical issues. I teach my students that recoil is a natural part of semi auto pistols, and I make them shoot my .45s. All of them are able to handle it, including the 60 year old females.
I carried the Kimbers on duty for years, and reliability was never an issue. I shoot about 10000 rounds a year, and nothing ever broke on the Kimbers.
What I didn't like was the holster wear that happens to aluminum Kimbers. There was substantial wear in a short time. I still have an Ultra Raptor that has held up very well. I also think Kimber makes the best 3" gun on the mass produced 1911 market. That said, I'd rather have a 4" Springfield or Ed Brown any day.
If you struggle with recoil, llet me know. I'll help you.
EDIT: That's the gun I'd buy. Even if I had to wait to get it. Ed makes a sweet piece.