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Range Report No. 1: Kimber Stainless Target II, 10mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by the pistolero, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. the pistolero

    the pistolero Well-Known Member

    Well, more like two preliminary reports merged into one...
    So far 150 rounds have gone downrange through my new Kimber. First up, last Thursday after work, I hit the door with the only ammo I could get my hands on at the time, a box of Blazer 200-grain FMJ - the lone box Gander Mountain had in stock. This ammo was rated at 1,050 fps out of a 5" barrel, if I remember correctly. Not too bad of a recoil at all, really, though I think this was because the Blazer was such a light load. And, of course, it was right on target. Reacquired the target, pulled the trigger, again, and again and again. I do believe that gun is more accurate than I am. 50 rounds through it last week, no FTFs or FTEs, and it was the same this week with 100 rounds of 180-grain Federal American Eagle rated at 1,060 fps, again, out of the 5" barrel. I can see a stronger recoil spring is in order, or some kind of recoil-buffering system, because the pistol was throwing the brass about 10-15 feet -- or is that normal? I noticed one thing today, though, that has to do with me in general and not the gun -- I seem to be shooting low and to the right. I am not sure what's causing this, any advice? I am a lefty, both left-handed and left-eye dominant, so I am not quite sure what it is. Time will see what hotter loads will bring, but so far I am really liking this gun. Definitely worth the coin. :D
  2. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member


    You'll have to reverse it being a lefty, so possibly tightening your fingers or jerking.

  3. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

  4. Glockfan.45

    Glockfan.45 member

    Hello again. I have no idea whats causing your low, and right trajectory. Maybe your not gripping it tight enough. As far as throwing brass goes I think its just normal for the gun. My Kimber Target II in .45 throughs brass like you wouldnt belive. I shot 200 rounds, and only managed to retrive around 100 cases.
  5. bakjr

    bakjr Active Member

    My Kimber Eclipse in 10mm throws the brass back and to the right about 12-14 feet.
  6. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    I have a eclipse custom II, and while at the range, I hit one of my buddy's in the cheek with a peice of brass from about 15-20 feet away. While I laughed my A$$ off, he was a little less than thrilled.:evil:
  7. the pistolero

    the pistolero Well-Known Member

    I can imagine. It's a bit hot when it pops outta there. :D What kinds of ammo do you shoot out of it? I know there's a good bit of stuff readily available that's loaded down to .40S&W calibers, but not so much for full-power loads, although the place I got the gun from had some Remington 180-grain, which is rated at 1150 fps out of a 5" barrel. There's also a fella who works up there who has a 10mm 1911 built on, I think he said a Caspian frame; he loads his own full-power ammo. I'm gonna go pick his brain some more soon as I can...
  8. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    The brass that hit him was .45acp Remington UMC 230 GR.

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