I finally came to the conclusion that I need (want) a .45. I already have 9s and 40s but no 45. I started by checking out the Sig P220, HK45, and HK USP 45 but ended up really liking the feel of the 1911s. Note that I already have a carry pistol that works just fine for me, XD9SC, so the 45 is just for the range and cause I want one.
Based on my budget of $700-$800, give or take a little, I narrowed my choices down to the Ruger SR1911 and the Springfield Range Officer and headed to the local gun store. Neither of these were in stock so I spoke with the owner and got on the waiting lists. The owner did mention that both of these were excellent pistols and asked if I wanted to check out some other 1911s he had in stock just to get an idea of the options I liked or didn't like.
One 1911 I kept coming back to was the Kimber Custom TLE II. The fit, lockup, trigger, and slide to frame smoothness were excellent.
Hello all. I am new to these forums, and it appears I found them just in time! I turn 21 in July and plan on purchasing my first gun. I have been a big fan of 1911's since I have started shooting, and have narrowed it down to a Kimber Custom TLE II. These are beautiful guns and I have heard great things about them.
Anyone who currently has a TLE II, would you mind posting your reviews of this gun? I have heard only good things so far, but thought I would ask around here. After searching these forums, it appears that most people on here like them as well.
Also, what are some good mags to order for it? I will be shooting IDPA. If you could point me towards some QUALITY magazines, I would appreciate it!
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