Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Super Moderator Emeritus

    Member #
    80
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    785
    Liked
    88 times

    PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    Many are argueing that the PT1911 is an "entry level 1911" pistol. However, be closest model on the market is the basic Kimber Custom II. The follow are quotes from the two websites describing their guns. The PT1911 is not a competator for the Springfield Armory 1911's... or the other 1911 clones on the market (S&W, Sig, etc.). Taurus obvious is shooting to capture the Kimber market and the newer models (commander size, alloy frames) will challenge most of the Kimber models feature for feature.


    Taurus PT1911

    Features:

    The Taurus 1911 features a forged frame, slide and barrel and comes fully loaded with approximately $1600 worth of premium accessories built-in as standard equipment.

    Chambered in .45 ACP with a 5' custom fitted barrel, the Taurus 1911 integrates nineteen custom features,
    including

    Full-Length guide rod & reverse plug
    Heinie Straight Eight Sights
    Serrated slide rear and front
    Checkered 30-lpi trigger guard
    Checkered 30-lpi mainspring housing
    Checkered 30-lpi frontstrap
    Ambidextrous safety
    Beavertail grip safety with memory pad
    Target hammer
    Skeleton serrated trigger
    Trigger job
    Custom fit barrel (with gauged bushing)
    Custom slide-to-frame fit
    Polished feedramp and barrel throat
    Lowered and flared ejection port
    Custom internal extractor
    Extended mag release button
    Beveled mag well
    Second 8-round magazine

    All the major components are custom forged not cast from ordnance grade steel and every component of the original 1911 design is machined by Taurus to tolerance levels that surpass even today's industry standards. As an added commitment to quality, the Taurus 1911 is the only production 1911 imprinted with matching serial numbers on the frame, slide and barrel, ensuring every gun is hand-assembled, hand-mated and hand-fitted for a flawless function.

    All models of the 1911 come equipped with two, eight-round magazines with bumper pads


    Model: 1911B
    Caliber: .45 ACP
    Capacity: 8+1
    Barrel Length: 5"
    Action: SA
    Finish: Blue Steel
    Grips: Checkered Black
    Weight: 38 oz
    Construction: Steel
    Frame: Large
    Front Sight: Heinie
    Rear Sight: Straight-8
    Trigger Type: Ventilated
    Length: 6.5"
    Width: 1-1/2"
    Height: 5.45"
    Rate of Twist: 1:16"
    Grooves: 6
    MSRP: $703.00


    Kimber Custom II


    Features:
    Full 5-inch barrel and steel frame.
    Match grade frame, slide, barrel, bushing and chamber.
    Custom features standard;
    extended thumb safety,
    high ride beavertail grip safety,
    beveled magazine well and
    slightly extended magazine release and slide release.
    Kimber Tactical Rail™ for accessory mounting available on some models.
    Match grade barrel is machined from a single piece of solid steel for accuracy and long life.
    Enlarged firing pin stop locks the extractor in position for absolute reliability.
    Beveled magazine well on all pistols ensures quick magazine loading.
    All Kimber pistols feature a polished breech face for flawless feeding and extraction.


    Specifications:Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 5.25
    Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 38
    Length (inches): 8.7
    Magazine capacity: 7
    Recoil spring (pounds): 16
    Frame:Material: Steel
    Finish: Matte black oxide
    Width (inches): 1.28
    Slide:Material: Steel
    Finish: Matte black oxide
    Front serrations
    Barrel:Steel match grade
    Length (inches): 5
    Stainless steel match grade bushing
    Twist rate (left hand): 16
    Sights:Fixed low profile
    Radius (inches): 6.8
    Grips:Black syntheticTrigger:Aluminum match grade
    Factory setting (approx. pounds): 4-5
    Suggested
    Retail Price:$795.00
    [size=14pt]Senior Grand Master Tin Can Shooter and Paper Target Puncher[/size]

    PT1911: Burnished Slide,
    Colobolo Grips,
    Millett 100
    Low Profile rear
    PT145: with HIVIZ
    Front Sight
    Browning
    Hi-Power,
    Green sealed
    Fiber Optic

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Member #
    571
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,032
    Liked
    24 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    From the pictures it looks like Kimber copied the Taurus PT1911...
    PT92 old model
    PT92 decocker
    PT99 decocker
    PT1911 45cal
    PT1911 45cal AR
    2x PT1911 45cal SS
    PT1911 45cal DUOTONE
    2x PT1911 9mm (one blued and one SS)
    PT24/7 45cal DAO
    PT24/7 PRO LS 45cal
    2x 24/7 OSS SS 45cal/9mm
    2x PT24/7 9mm standard and 9mm compact
    PT145
    PT745 PRO 45
    PT911
    PT908
    PT945 Factory Ported
    TAURUS 709 SS
    JUDGE Public Defender Polymer SS
    JUDGE Magnum 3"
    TAURUS 738 TCP 380
    TAURUS 738 TCP 380 SS/Rasberry (For the Wife.... Seriously)

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Member #
    1162
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4
    Liked
    0 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    I have had my Taurus 1911 for a few months now and it's great, I carry it on duty. I have had the Kimber TLEII and a Springfield I like the Taurus just as well as the others.The Taurus shoots very well.
    "Follow Me"

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Member #
    2268
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    13
    Liked
    0 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    man...i started out wanting to buy a 1911. then, i begain trying to get myself into the mindframe of buying a polymer 45, but every time i see this thing of beauty, i second guess myself. man, what to do........

  5. #5
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    337
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    8,072
    Liked
    630 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    Quote Originally Posted by brian923
    man...i started out wanting to buy a 1911. then, i begain trying to get myself into the mindframe of buying a polymer 45, but every time i see this thing of beauty, i second guess myself. man, what to do........
    Of the two, buy the one you want the most now. Flip a coin if you have to. Then when you have enough saved for your second purchase, get it. Out of curiosity were you looking at any polymer .45s in particular?
    "You gotta be one of the good guys, son, 'cause there's way too many of the bad." - John Custer to his son Jesse.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Member #
    272
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North, past the check point...
    Posts
    2,602
    Liked
    84 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    if you ask me .45ACP in a plastic gun is just wierd... :P
    Go your way now, go with God, bag full of guns…

    Check out my Pro Gun T-Shirts at http://www.cafepress.com/hotsky

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Member #
    551
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maricopa County, AZ
    Posts
    10,045
    Liked
    2264 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Wolf
    if you ask me .45ACP in a plastic gun is just wierd... :P
    Weird yet effective---try squeezing 14 rounds into a 1911 like I can get in my Glock 21 or XD-45.
    In Loving Memory---Anthony 10/12/1998 - 3/26/2010

  8. #8
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    337
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    8,072
    Liked
    630 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    The FNP .45 looks to be promising too.
    "You gotta be one of the good guys, son, 'cause there's way too many of the bad." - John Custer to his son Jesse.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Member #
    551
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maricopa County, AZ
    Posts
    10,045
    Liked
    2264 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus_9mm
    The FNP .45 looks to be promising too.
    Yes it does---if they ever release it.
    In Loving Memory---Anthony 10/12/1998 - 3/26/2010

  10. #10
    Member
    Member #
    2217
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NW FLorida
    Posts
    46
    Liked
    11 times

    Re: PT1911 Vs. Kimber Custom II

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Wolf
    if you ask me .45ACP in a plastic gun is just wierd... :P
    I agree...weird how accurate they can be, eh?



    Even the small ones...



    Too many guns to list...

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

is the taurus pt1911 duotone a steel or aluminum frame
,

kimber 911

,
kimber custom ii 5 .45 1911
,
kimber custom ii review gun blast
,
taurus 1911 custom slides
,
taurus 1911 vs kimber
,
taurus 1911 vs kimber 1911
,
taurus pt1911 customize
,
taurus pt1911 vs kimber
,
taurus pt1911 vs kimber custom ii
Click on a term to search for related topics.