Americans vote with their wallets and, if market offerings are a reliable indicator of popularity, the 1911 still stands tall among gun buyers. Virtually every manufacturer turns out its own interpretation of John Browning’s masterpiece, though Kimber offers more choices than most
The 1911 pistol has long been a steady favorite of tactical operators. But, in recent years, it’s also surged in popularity among civilians. Production pistols are better made now than ever before, with features to meet most any need. Improvements in machining and manufacture has made them more reliable and accurate. While well-built 1911 pistols are not cheap, they are more affordable today than in years past. My first 1911 pistol, purchased over 20 years ago, cost close to $1,500 after minimal upgrades. Today that gets you an excellent factory 1911 with features not even available in the 1990s
Looking to purchase a 1911 and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. My budget is $1300 tops. I've been looking at the Kimber Tactical Custom II (does this come with a rail?). Does anyone own this gun (if so pictures please)? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.