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September 8, 2007, 09:34 PM
Okay, I'll admit it. Though it wasn't my first time shooting a 1911 or even this particular 1911, my last time out convinced me I need a 1911. I've been a Glock guy for a while so was considering the new 21SF to fit my craving for a .45 ACP, but now I've been bitten by the 1911 bug.

I am looking at the Kimber Warrior because my understanding is that it is essentially a Series-70 pistol without the firing pin safety. I like this. It seems like it is basically the pistol JMB intended for it to be with a few minor, mostly cosmetic additions, such as the rail and the better finish. It is pretty much what I'd try to turn a MilSpec in to if I went the same route as my bro.

I was told that there is now a Warrior II that has the firing pin safety as necessitated by stupid Commie Cali gun laws. Have I been misinformed somewhere? And if not, is there any way to tell a Warrior from a Warrior II without field stripping it? I really like the idea of a Series-70 pistol with a rail, night sights, and an ambi safety.

Regardless of which manufacture and model I get, it absolutely must have an ambi safety, a light rail, and night sights, or be cheap enough that these things can be added while still keeping the price competitive.


September 10, 2007, 08:34 AM
Like all kimbers that have the pin safetry it should say 'II' on it after the model name, from what I know kimber religiously puts that on every 'comicali' gun.

September 10, 2007, 12:41 PM
I don't believe that the Warrior or Desert Warrior have firing pin safeties.

FR Baseball
September 10, 2007, 04:38 PM
Forgive me if I am mistaken, but I believe that you can get the Warrior both with and without a firing pin safety.

September 10, 2007, 09:06 PM
I held a Desert Warrior today and man, I have to say, those things look and feel sweet.

The guy behind the counter said it did indeed come with night sights.

I was surprised how well it locked into my hand without any sort of stippling on the front of the grip. Those G10 grips and the aggressive stippling on the back of the grip really lock it into the hand well.

Definitely high on my "to get" list--everything I want from a 1911, nothing I don't.