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kimber vs hi power .40

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by herman76, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. herman76

    herman76 sherwood or Member

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    Hey, looking for input on a kimber 45, a 10mm or a B. hi power 40 :huh:
     
  2. pgablazers

    pgablazers Oregon New Member

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    I have a kimber eclipse 10mm showing up tomorrow. Cant wait to see it. If you dont mind spending the dough then I think the 10mm is the best round short of a .44mag. Its a really nice gun.
     
  3. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    I've got a .40 Browning Hi-Power. It's strictly a range gun. It was made in 1994 and I bought it used last year.

    It's wonderfully made. I've had no ejection failures or any other kind of problems.

    The return spring on the slide is very strong. The spring is so compressed that, when I field strip it, I've got a special tool to help me wrestle that spring off and then back on.

    I have no experience with Kimbers so I can't compare them for you, sorry. I do like my Browning, though.
     
  4. orchemo

    orchemo Portland Active Member

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    The comparison gun for a BHP is the CZ. BHP needs to be 9mm, the classic
     
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    farmdog Northern Oregon Member

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    That is a tough call. I have shot several models of Kimber and a HP in 40. Ergonomics are excellent in both and your calibers are all good to. I would say what best fits your hand and your pocket book.
     
  6. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I have never been a fan of the High Power, I like the 1911 much better. I'd go with a Kimber or Springfield Armory 1911.
     
  7. herman76

    herman76 sherwood or Member

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    Thanks to all for the input I end up buying a hi power .40 , great gun !
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I own 1911s in 45, BHPs in 9MM and 40 and at one time or another I have carried each of them as a primary CCW for years

    The BHP 9MM has a charm all it's own and a different feel than the 40, which kicks harder and as a result has a slower rate of fire. The 40 BHP is my daily CCW and has been for years and I love it. The recoil spring R & R is no problem for me but I have a strong grip and have owned and carried BHPs for 25 years so far

    I cannot see any appeal in a 1911 chambered in 40. The gun is too large for the caliber IMO. If you're wanting a 1911 why not the 45 ACP ?