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Went to doug's yesterday to check on some grips and found myslef eyeballing the Kimbers. Well I guess I spent too much time touching and feeling on this sweet peice. Guess I'll take her out tomarrow and run a couple hundred rounds through'er and see what she's made of.
 

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DeeJay, That is a very nice piece! Treat her well and she will remain with you a long time.
I don't own a Kimber myself, but I understand they are reliable and this little mama looks like a very nice conceal piece.
Nice Job!
 

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DeeJay, Very nice, I had one like that for quite a while then I got crazy and traded it off, they are fine guns, have fun, post a review.
 

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Congrats on your new baby. Yes post a review, inquiring minds want to know. :crown:
 

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DeeJay, I have a pre-Series II Kimber UC that has almost 3,000 rounds through it without a problem. I pocket-carry it most of the time.
 

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That's a nice one. :shades:
 

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DeeJay said:
Went to doug's yesterday to check on some grips and found myslef eyeballing the Kimbers. Well I guess I spent too much time touching and feeling on this sweet peice. Guess I'll take her out tomarrow and run a couple hundred rounds through'er and see what she's made of.
That's the kinda gun-porn we like :crown:

I have a Pro TLE/RL II. LOVE IT

TJ
 

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I barely escaped the clutches of an SIS Ultra last week. :wink:
 

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Well folks,
Went out Saturday with my son and 3 grandsons with four guns and a total of about 900 rounds of 45acp, 9mm and 22Lr. Took a couple hundred rounds of various FMJ and JHP handloads and some Fedral Hydros and FMJ, Speer Gold Dots, Mag-Tech FMJ and Premium Gold JHPs, Seller Bellot FMJ, and Hornady XTPs, all 230s. With a new 1911 style shooter I expected at least a couple of FTFeeds or FTFire, but was suprised that in nearly 350 rounds through the little Sweetheart not one single malfunction of any kind. Shot 5shot groups with every load I took at 20 yards, all were well within 2", the best being the Fedral Hydros that clustered 4 shots in one raged hole with one out about 1/2". Also the fastest "Tapping" shooter I've ever handled.
This Sweet shooter has a home. VERY impressed!!

Also took my S&W 4516-1 and a new to me Beretta 92FS.The old 4516 did just as she always has, very well, and the Beretta was better than any 92 I have ever handled.

Great day, and the boys had a good time with the Ruger MarkII "Bull".

DJ
 

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Shot 5shot groups with every load I took at 20 yards, all were well within 2", the best being the Fedral Hydros that clustered 4 shots in one raged hole with one out about 1/2".
Ummm, either thats a fish story (or gun story) or you are an INCREDIBLE, shot. Anyway, I guess maybe I'm just plain jealous I can't shoot like that. Nice review.
 

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DeeJay said:
Shot 5shot groups with every load I took at 20 yards, all were well within 2", the best being the Fedral Hydros that clustered 4 shots in one raged hole with one out about 1/2".
Ummm, either thats a fish story (or gun story) or you are an INCREDIBLE, shot. Anyway, I guess maybe I'm just plain jealous I can't shoot like that. Nice review.
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Well,

I'm perty handy with a 1911 as that is what I cut my teeth on (some 40yrs ago) :crown: , but I should have mentioned that those groups were fired from a bench with bags. Very deliberate and slow to find out what the gun was capable of.

I can shoot perty good, but won't claim that kind of consistancy of hand these days. :wink:
 

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DeeJay said:
PW said:
DeeJay said:
Shot 5shot groups with every load I took at 20 yards, all were well within 2", the best being the Fedral Hydros that clustered 4 shots in one raged hole with one out about 1/2".
Ummm, either thats a fish story (or gun story) or you are an INCREDIBLE, shot. Anyway, I guess maybe I'm just plain jealous I can't shoot like that. Nice review.
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Well,

I'm perty handy with a 1911 as that is what I cut my teeth on (some 40yrs ago) :crown: , but I should have mentioned that those groups were fired from a bench with bags. Very deliberate and slow to find out what the gun was capable of.

I can shoot perty good, but won't claim that kind of consistancy of hand these days. :wink:
Thats still pretty awesome shooting.
 

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DeeJay said:
PW said:
DeeJay said:
Shot 5shot groups with every load I took at 20 yards, all were well within 2", the best being the Fedral Hydros that clustered 4 shots in one raged hole with one out about 1/2".
Ummm, either thats a fish story (or gun story) or you are an INCREDIBLE, shot. Anyway, I guess maybe I'm just plain jealous I can't shoot like that. Nice review.
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Well,

I'm perty handy with a 1911 as that is what I cut my teeth on (some 40yrs ago) :crown: , but I should have mentioned that those groups were fired from a bench with bags. Very deliberate and slow to find out what the gun was capable of.

I can shoot perty good, but won't claim that kind of consistancy of hand these days. :wink:
There have been a few times in my life when I could shoot like that and just hit everything I shot at, BUT conversely there have been others when I couldn't hit anything.

I have never shot a handgun from a Bench with bags, but my first thought when I read your post was, "I wonder if he was shooting from a bench with bags."

My personal best story for shooting my 1911 A1 GI .45 ACP is this; I often practice point and shoot at multiple targets in an effort to hit what I am looking at. I also practice at home with snap caps and then stop and check to see where the gun is pointing when I pull the trigger. My goal is generally to hit within an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper on each of the targets.

We must realize that in actual shooting conditions your ability to do that will vary.

Last summer I was in Wyoming looking at some coal bed methane gas wells on a Ranch near Sheridan Wyoming. Me and this other guy I work with had finished for the afternoon and so we pulled out the rifles and were shooting some prairie dogs. I was using a .22 and he used a .22 for awhile and then pulled out his '06.

Of course after a shot or two the prairie dogs were all underground so I was walking around looking for a curious one that I could get. I came across a well the was leaking a lot of water and this was running down the country side. I put my .22 up and decided to walk out the area that was damaged by the water flow to see the extent of the damage.

As I walked along I kept scaring up sage grouse, and after awhile I decided that I might have a little fun practicing my draw and shoot at the sage grouse, with my .45 that was being carried openly on my right hip. I took of the thumb break for a quicker draw and got ready.

I walked a ways and of flew a couple of grouse. I drew and fired. As expected I missed.

I walked on and another sage grouse flew. I drew and fired and down he went. I had drawn and fired hitting a sage grouse in flight at some 30 yards with my 1911.

I put my gun up and figured that was a good time to stop.

Tarzan
 

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Tarzan1888 I walked on and another sage grouse flew. I drew and fired and down he went. I had drawn and fired hitting a sage grouse in flight at some 30 yards with my 1911. I put my gun up and figured that was a good time to stop. Tarzan[/quote said:
Did'ya blow the smoke off then a quick twirl into the holster?? :wink:

Been there done that. ( in a couple of diffrent ways) Usually no witnesses to the fact, but quite satisfying none the less.

That might be a good new thread. " Your most memorable shot" mabey?

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.....Did'ya blow the smoke off then a quick twirl into the holster?? :wink: ......DJ
No I didn't and since there were two witnesses I thought discretion was the better part of valor and quit while I was ahead.

It reminded me of a time way back in about 1973. I was at Summer Field Camp and was doing field mapping on the East side of Indian Peak. I was walking along swinging my rock hammer (I'm a geologist) and I saw this jack rabbit out there at about 40 yards just sitting there.

I don't particularly like Jack Rabbits and so I decided to scare it off. I swung my rock hammer around by the piece of parachute string I had tied in a loop through a hole in the bottom of the handle and let her fly.

I hit that rabbit square in the head and dropped him dead. :shock: Always sorta felt bad about that one though. :dunno:

Tarzan
 
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