Kimber 1911 Range Report (PICS)


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StrikeFire83
April 13, 2006, 05:03 PM
In January I sold off my Ruger P345 because of its poor accuracy (in my hands at least). I took the money, and a bit extra, and picked up a brand new Kimber Custom II for right around $650.

Well, four months and 800 rounds later, I find that I made the right choice.

These are the bypes of Ammo I've shot:

FMJ
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Remmington FMJ 230 grain
Winchester White Box FMJ 230 grain
Mag Tech FMJ 230 grain
Wolf 230 grain (Steel Case)

JHP
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Speer Gold Dot JHP

People have said that 1911s have poor reliability, but that hasn't been my experience at ALL. ONE malfunction in 800 rounds, and that was a Wolf round with the steel casing that failed to eject and caused a jam. As for 1911s not being able to feed Hollow Points, I put 50 rounds of Speer JHP through with NO problems.

I could barely put all my shots on a target at 7 yards with the Ruger, but this is what I'm doing now with my Kimber.

15 Yards - Standing - Two hands
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1129032/1911@15Yards.jpg

25 Yards - Standing - Two Hands
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-1/1129032/1911@25Yards.jpg

What do yall think?

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Lonestar.45
April 13, 2006, 05:48 PM
Nice report! I like hearing good reports on the Kimbers, so many are negative. I think we haunt the same shooting spot, here's a pic of a target I shot with my Kel-Tec 3AT about 6 mos ago. 7 yds, two hand hold:

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9880/keltectarget0017fz.th.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keltectarget0017fz.jpg)

StrikeFire83
April 13, 2006, 05:58 PM
Pretty damn good shooting with a little sub-compact like a kel-tech.

I can't group that well yet with my Kahr K9, but I think I'm going to be shooting the hell out of it until i get more accurate.

And yeah, I usually go to Red's North, sometimes the South location, but North is so much better.:)

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