To be honest, I can't answer your question. I own a Kimber Custom Royal. They are excellent guns. BUY THE KIMBER. YOU SHOULD PAY BETWEEN $750 AND $900 depending on the bells and whistles. Oops, I hit the caps lock key! $900 is a very high price, you can do better. You will never be let down by a Kimber!
A Gold Combat typically runs about the price of a Gold Match, maybe a little more due to the night sights. If you see one in the $1000 range you're probably in the right ballpark. I got mine used and it is a heck of a reliable gun. I was suprised it is the least accurate of the Kimbers (also have a Pro CDP and a Gold Match). Mind you, I like to be able to hold all head shots with a 1911 at 15 yards on a Q target. The Gold Combat will throw one out of the head occasionally where the other two Kimber's won't. It is still 100% reliable and has plenty of combat accuracy. Since mine is used it may even be a little shot out. I may try to have it professionally tightened up one day, but its good for now.
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