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Short question here. Thinking I’m gonna break the bank for a Kimber. RK Guns has them on sale.

Should I get the .45 or 9mm? For some reason the 9mm is $40 more.


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I bought a 9mm 1911 because I wanted ammo compatibility with what I already had. That may or may not apply to you. A 9mm compact will likely shoot easier than a .45 so you might enjoy it more and practice more.

With the money you’re spending, though, $40 isn’t much of a marginal cost. If you want 9mm more, but are hesitating at the price, I think it’s a false economy.

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$700.00 for the Kimber makes me even happier with my Walther PPS M2. I like the idea of an AL frame, but the recoil control if the PPS M2 is the best there is so no advantage to the AL frame for me.

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bajajoaquin wrote:I bought a 9mm 1911 because I wanted ammo compatibility with what I already had. That may or may not apply to you. A 9mm compact will likely shoot easier than a .45 so you might enjoy it more and practice more.

With the money you’re spending, though, $40 isn’t much of a marginal cost. If you want 9mm more, but are hesitating at the price, I think it’s a false economy.
You are right $40 isn’t much for a $700 gun. I have a number of 9mm already and was thinking .45. But I do shoot fairly well and have never owned a .45


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chas310 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
But I do shoot fairly well and have never owned a .45
shoot a .45, then decide. or spend your money, your choice.

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My EDC is the Kimber Ultra Carry II in .45acp with the grip laser. If you are not accustom to shooting .45, then it might feel a little "Sharp." With such a short sight radius, I am not very accurate at longer distances. However, using the laser I can keep a 2-3 inch group at 10 yards with out trying too hard. I find it difficult to understand that the 9mm only holds one more round then the .45acp.
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Seems to me that if you're looking for a gun called "Ultra Carry," it's for the purposes of carrying. I'm not a carry guy, but I understand that you should train with what you carry. If you carry/shoot/train 9mm, you might want to stick with that.

However, if you want a .45, why not just get one? And if you want one, does it need to be a carry gun?

So my advice is.... buy both!

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bajajoaquin wrote:
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So my advice is.... buy both!
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lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:45 pm
chas310 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
But I do shoot fairly well and have never owned a .45
shoot a .45, then decide. or spend your money, your choice.
This.

I tried 45 and was instantly hooked. I love it. Some people don't like it. Some people don't want to buy an extra caliber.

Remember that it adds an extra caliber to your shopping list.
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K9s wrote:
lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:45 pm
chas310 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
But I do shoot fairly well and have never owned a .45
shoot a .45, then decide. or spend your money, your choice.
This.

I tried 45 and was instantly hooked. I love it. Some people don't like it. Some people don't want to buy an extra caliber.

Remember that it adds an extra caliber to your shopping list.
Thanks guys for all the helpful hints. Extra caliber to my shopping list is certainly a consideration. I’m shooting a sig938 right now and find it’s just a bit small (physically) for me. Shoot the 9mm fairly well


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chas310 wrote:
K9s wrote:
lurker wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:45 pm
chas310 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
But I do shoot fairly well and have never owned a .45
shoot a .45, then decide. or spend your money, your choice.
This.

I tried 45 and was instantly hooked. I love it. Some people don't like it. Some people don't want to buy an extra caliber.

Remember that it adds an extra caliber to your shopping list.
Thanks guys for all the helpful hints. Extra caliber to my shopping list is certainly a consideration. I’m shooting a sig938 right now and find it’s just a bit small (physically) for me. Shoot the 9mm fairly well


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Try the mag pinky extension? It helped me when I was carrying my Sig 938. (Since switched to the P365, but occasionally still carry my 938). That said, I hear you it is small.

I have a UCII in .45 and love shooting it, but have not carried it a lot. Mostly due to not having a good holster/belt, and because I pocket carry a lot, and the UC is just too big for that. If I felt the need to carry .45, I feel the UC would be a great choice. Trigger can’t be beat, short and crisp. I find .45 to be more of a powerful push than anything sharp or snappy. I will say shooting the UC made me want a full sized 1911. I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to my .45 stuff for a while, but this conversation is stoking the flames a bit.

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Went with the 9mm. Got her home and need to clean. Thanks everyone


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I like the Stainless/Blue combo.

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Nice looking gat!
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She's perty!

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that's a pretty little thing.

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