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Kimber 1911s Last Man Standing Style - full video

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by duelist1954, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Central Pennsylvania
    I put up a little 17 second teaser of this video last week. This is the full video.

    I thought that I'd have a little fun with a pair of Kimber, 45 ACP 1911 pistols.

    One is a Custom II, fitted with an Ed Brown Bobtail and the other is a Super Carry Pro.

    I always liked the Bruce Willis film "Last Man Standing" So I thought I'd try shooting these Kimbers like Bruce did in the movie...one gun in each hand. Bruce made it look easy, but it wasn't easy for me.

  2. HiWayMan

    HiWayMan Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    NE Ohio
    Well I say you were cheating.......you used the sights. Bruce would have just blazed away and hit everything.:neener:

    Well done as always. I enjoyed watching. We'll try this this spring when the snow goes bye-bye.
  3. BCRider

    BCRider Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    Pacific North"Wet" Coast of Canada
    For this style of shooting I think the sights might be getting in the way. They force you to acually USE them because that's what we're used to doing. But instead of using the sights instead try holding the gun up where it's sort of between your two eyes so you see a double image. Then look past the gun so you just sort of see the two muzzles pointed at the right height with the target in between them.

    I've done this for a couple of cases where up close and very rapid shots were needed. In such a case there was simply no time to use the sights. It was for a double flap clamshell sort of IDPA target. The bad guy springs up and as he hits the top it releases a no-shoot that came up in front. Total exposure time of the bad guy was maybe 1.3 seconds... Yet by pointing instead of aiming I managed to get 3 shots into the BG target with a double action revolver and stop as the no-shoot came up.

    Try it one at a time and then try it two up.

    And yeah, it is a HEAP O' FUN ! ! ! ! :D
  4. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    If you decide to do some dual wielding for fun, remember to hold the left hand gun higher than the right hand gun.

    Unless you want lots of peens and scratches on the side of your right hand gun from the left pistol ejecting casings.
  5. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    Happy Valley, UT
    Cool vid, Mike. You forgot the 67 round mags, though.
  6. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

    iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    As always another great video Mike! Loved it, my girlfriend did too :)

    I go against my practicality-instinct by practicing dual-wielding with my 1911s at least once every time I go shooting. It's just so dang fun. Results on targets do certainly improve with practice, and if this video was your first attempt than you hit your targets better than pretty much everyone else's first that I've witnessed.

    I've practiced a dual-1911 reloading technique as well. I should just make a short video as it's pretty simple but much harder to describe in writing. For now here's an attempt at describing it:
    Mag pouch on weak-side holds two or four magazines so that two will be side by side or one on top of the other depending on how you look at it.
    (like this in pic. I just use a double-stack mag pouch that fits two 1911 mags in each quite nicely)

    When slide-lock occurs, drop mags, weak hand puts gun into dominant hand which will now be holding both guns. Weak hand easily grabs two magazines with one reach as they are one on top of the other or side-by side depending on how you look at it. Weak hand brings both mags up to both butts of guns in strong hand. Guide them in and give 'em an extra smack to make sure they secure. Return weak-hand gun to that hand, drop slide-stops and continue shooting. This can be done quite quickly once you get used to it. Extended slide-stop helps on weak side.
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