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Went to a gunshow yesterday and was drowling all over a very nice Kimber TLE Rail. In fact I made more than four trips by the gun...the only thing that saved my butt was the price tag. ($925 :shock: )

Havent had the chance to shoot a TLE before I've always wanted to get one, so I think I'm going to do some shopping around to find one that is slighly cheaper. I got to hold off buying until after the next gunshow though since you never know, might be a good deal at it. Wont have to wait too much since the next gunshow is Oct 7 & 8 :)

On a side note: Did get to put some rounds down range with my .30-06 after the show and tried to with my AR, but had some disappointing issues with it.
 

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Try looking at a Springfield Operator, it is the same except for the price. Or maybe its the TLR but, in any case there is often a similar gun to any Kimber in the Springfield line.
 

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Kewl, I'll have to look at that too. Money isnt the issue really...dont have a wife to nag me about buying a gun anymore :D


Edited to add - Looks like the MSRP of the Springfield Operator is higher than the Kimber TLE.
 

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Yeah, SA is proud of their guns and shows it through the MSRP but every one I've seen in a store is cheaper than the Kimber by about $80 or more. Even used, the Kimber is more than the SA new. I have only seen one SA Operator on the used rack and it was nearly the cost of new! I passed on that gun but somebody bought it when it went on a moving sale for 5% off. They are probably equal for dealer cost but the Kimber name gets a premium price on the shelf due to past reputation. Kimber is more of an assembly line operation now than the near custom shop they used to be.
 

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Map, I've got a TLE (w/o the RL) and am quite happy with it. I've had mine a couple years and I don't think inflation explains the difference between the $800 I paid and the $925 you saw; I'd shop around.

I was at a gun show myself last weekend and saw my dream Kimber--the Gold Combat, but this guy wanted about $1900 for it. Now I know it's not that much better than my TLE, so I'll go back to my Plan A of finding the best deal possible on a 1911 in either 9 mm or 38 Super (haven't decided which yet). T
 
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