October 2014

Kimber Tactical Pro Vs. SIG’s Scorpion: Two Good Carry Guns

One is the better choice for concealed carry, we think, but the other is filled with high-grade features. The more expensive pistol just may be the better buy, depending on your needs.

Kimber Tactical Pro Vs. SIG’s Scorpion: Two Good Carry Guns

Fired offhand while moving or from cover, the Tactical Pro proved comfortable and accurate. The 4-inch 1911 is proving to be popular, and, in truth, these handguns give up little to the longer-barrel 1911 handguns.

In our latest shoot-out between 1911 handguns, we chose two of the most popular 1911s in their respective lineups. Each lists for well over twelve hundred dollars and has a legion of adherents. There are certain subjective differences in appearance that many find attractive, and design features that one shooter or the other may find more desirable. But there are differences in the handguns that will make one or the other the best choice for the individual. This was a shoot-out of the elite among 1911 handguns in some ways, and the pistols were given a thorough test for their compatibility with daily concealed carry. Our test guns were the Kimber Tactical Pro II 45 ACP, which lists for $1317. We paid $1215 for it. The SIG Sauer Carry Scorpion lists for $1213 and we paid $1180 for our test gun. The pistols are each shorter and lighter than the Government Models and are intended for 24-hour carry.

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