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Kimber 1911 Range Report (PICS)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by StrikeFire83, Apr 13, 2006.

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  1. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Member

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    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
    1911@15Yards.png

    25 Yards - Standing - Two Hands
    1911@25Yards.png

    What do yall think?
     
  2. Lonestar.45

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    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:

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  3. StrikeFire83

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    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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