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So I got a call yesterday...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by the pistolero, Sep 21, 2006.

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  1. the pistolero

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    ...from one of our friendly local gun stores, Shooters Supply in Beaumont, Texas. If you'll remember, about five weeks ago I ordered a Kimber Stainless Target II in 10mm, and as the weeks wore on, I started getting more and more, ah, impatient. Well, I got outta the shower yesterday right before I hit the door for school, and this message was on my voice mail...
    "Yeah, Pistolero, this is Friendly Gun Store Guy at Shooters Supply, that Kimber Stainless Target II in 10mm is in whenever you want to come pick it up..."
    I seriously thought about skipping class to go and get it, but considering the gun is my graduation present to myself, I thought it might have been bad luck, so, I went to class and afterwards on to Shooters. Filled out the 4473, wrote the check for the gun and two extra mags, had them put on the Hogue finger wraparounds I ordered for her, and brought her home, cleaned and oiled her. And here she is, in all her resplendent glory -- sorry for the quality of the pic, it was on my cell phone camera:

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    I was going to pick up some ammo for her too, but as it happens, they were completely out of 10mm...they had a few boxes of 180-grain Remington UMC last time I was in there, but I asked them to order some for me. Not sure when it'll be in, a few days, I suppose, but when it gets here, you know what that means. :cool: Range report to come...
     
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  2. 10-Ring

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    Congrats! I'd high 5 ya if I could reach ;)

    I'm riding the new gun high myself...SWEET! :cool:
     
  3. Bazooka Joe71

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    Yes, congrats! I just got a Kimber Eclipse Custom II so I am also riding the new gun high!:D

    Have fun.....And how about some pictures of her?
     
  4. EdLaver

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    Having to wait will make the 1st time shooting it even sweeter.:D
     
  5. Josh Aston

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    Congrats!

    I just ordered a Dan Wesson Razorback. Love the 10mm. Try some Double Tap ammo, it's very good stuff.
     
  6. StrikeFire83

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    My Custom II was a piece of ShihTzu, so I hope you have better luck.

    I've never shot a 10mm before, what is it like?
     
  7. the pistolero

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    I am thinking I will. This is my second Kimber; I picked up a slightly-used Tactical Ultra II back in April, not long before I discovered THR, and aside from last-round feeding issues due to a bad magazine, I haven't had any problems with it. As for how shooting 10mm is, well, I think it's safe to say that depends on what load you get. I was shooting Blazers this afternoon (yes, I took her out, range report to come!), and if I remember right, they're loaded to about 1,050 fps out of a 5" barrel, so the recoil's not bad at all. I've heard some say the .40S&W has a really snappy recoil, but this light 10mm load wasn't like that. I'd say it's somewhat similar to the .45, at least what I shot today, but that might have been partly due to the weight of the gun. With something like the Winchester Silvertip or Double Tap loads, though, I am sure it's much different.

    That'll be on the agenda, as soon as I get more money. :D What other guns have you run DT through? I was thinking of getting a Glock 20 or Witness, but I saw the Kimber 1911s and, well, I was smitten. I thought of getting an Eclipse myself, but the fella I talked to at the gun store told me the wait time was going to be a few months on those, so I told him to see how long it'd take to get the STII and he said four weeks. Not quite on the dot, but I have it now and that's all that matters. ;) Let us know how you like the Razorback...I was thinking I wouldn't mind getting one of those eventually, as I've heard pretty good things about them.
    Oh, and scroll up for a pic, apparently it did work. :cool:
     
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  8. RH822

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    Congrats on the new gun and up coming graduation. I was supposed to be on a "new gun high" also, but my truck needed tires...

    RH
     
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