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    Help me decide

    Ok so I have been going back and forth between a kimber 1911 or something with a more reasonable price like a glock 21 or a XDm. I have the money for the kimber but my heart hurts everytime I think of spending the money. Would I be satisfied with a glock or XDm, would be for home defense and deer lease, in case I run into a chupacabra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomex30 View Post
    . . . Would I be satisfied with a glock or XDm, would be for home defense and deer lease, in case I run into a chupacabra.
    I have a .38 Spl. J-frame snubby and a SIG P290 9mm sub-compact. They are working fine for any random meth-head attacks.

    But, for serious CHUPACABRA hunting, I pack my Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454 Casull snubby. The last three I have taken have been one-shot "drops without a whimper".

    Do you a source for info on how to properly skin a CHUPACABRA ? My attempts have resulted in their spines wounding my hands.
    I have to do something, because they are starting to REALLY stink.

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    A 10mm Glock would work fine for hunting and if you use lighter loads, for home defense.

    The lesser calibers would not be humane in my opinion for hunting.

    The Glock 29 has a thick grip, but if you are comfortable with it, it is reasonably concealable and it fires 10mm ammo.

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    All of the guns you mentioned above would certainly work and have proven themselves to be good reliable guns, but whether or not you will be satisfied is another question. I would strongly suggest that you handle and dry fire or live fire them to see if the glock and XDm will hold up to your expectations. My personal opinions is that while the glock will always go bang, it isn't nearly as fun to shoot as a kimber 1911. The triggers and ergonomics dont even compare between the two. I do like the XDm, but again, it doesn't feel nearly as nice or high quality when you hold it in your hand as the kimber 1911 does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper623 View Post
    All of the guns you mentioned above would certainly work and have proven themselves to be good reliable guns, but whether or not you will be satisfied is another question. I would strongly suggest that you handle and dry fire or live fire them to see if the glock and XDm will hold up to your expectations. My personal opinions is that while the glock will always go bang, it isn't nearly as fun to shoot as a kimber 1911. The triggers and ergonomics dont even compare between the two. I do like the XDm, but again, it doesn't feel nearly as nice or high quality when you hold it in your hand as the kimber 1911 does.
    I have both the kimber (pro and full size), glock 36, and had a SA XD. While I really do like the SA and the glock, I always find it more enjoyable to shoot the 1911's. Like cooper said from the trigger to the ergonomics, it just feels perfect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanish073187 View Post
    I have both the kimber (pro and full size), glock 36, and had a SA XD. While I really do like the SA and the glock, I always find it more enjoyable to shoot the 1911's. Like cooper said from the trigger to the ergonomics, it just feels perfect to me.
    But the O.P. mentioned deer hunting. Do you think these are suited to deer hunting? I think a .44 magnum or a 10mm with heavy loads would be more humane.

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    I have a 9mm XD and love it, for a guy I have smaller hands as I am pretty skinny lol, so the XD, at least for me, has a magazine release that's easier for me to get to without having to cock the gun to one side and really stretch my thumb to get to the release, possibly because it's not nearly as thick as a Glock. I haven't ever shot a 1911, so I wouldn't know about them. I think if you want a hunting pistol one with a longer barrel is gonna be better than any of the three mentioned......IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packard View Post
    But the O.P. mentioned deer hunting. Do you think these are suited to deer hunting? I think a .44 magnum or a 10mm with heavy loads would be more humane.
    I'm really not in to hunting, not that I have anything against it just never had the opportunity to try it out. So I'm not really sure what caliber is more suited for hunting a particular animals to be honest. I was just putting my 2 cents on the original options. But if a .45acp wont take down a deer, then yeah i would consider looking in to something a bit more powerful.

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    Kimbers are great guns.



    Better get ya one.


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    If you don't own a 1911 then the Kimber is the way to go. If you own a 1911 then get any of the above because all are good quality weapons. If you don't own a 1911 then your life isn't complete until you do. It doesn't have to be a Kimber but Kimber does give you a lot of features for the money.

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