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Old 07-24-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Range Report - Stainless Pro TLE II

As I expected, this Pro TLE is well mannered, balanced, and fun to shoot. I really like the checkering on the front strap and even on the standard plastic MSH. The lines per inch appear to be the same, so it looks good. The trigger measures out at exactly 5 pounds (measure 5 times to be sure.) This is a little heavier than my other Kimbers, but the take up is extremely short and almost no over travel. It is an excellent carry trigger, but maybe not great for target shooting. I fired 150 rounds of FM 230 RN reman without a hitch. Used the standard 7 round mag that came with the gun, a 7 round Kimber mag, and a 8 round WC 47D. No issues with either mag.

My shooting could have been better. First three mag were ugly. Probably withing a 10 inch group at 7 yards. Second set of three mags tightened up to less than 6 inches at 7 yards. Moved the target out to 10 yards and was holding groups of 8 inches or better. Yeah, nothing to brag about but this is a range report not a job interview. Most shots were within 4" but have to be honest about the flyers, too.

Overall impression: I love this gun. It is balanced, just like my Stainless Raptor Pro, but the checkering feels different. The trigger is still stiff, but I hope it will smooth out over time. The rubberized black grips feel very different. When I purchased the gun I thought the first thing I would do is replace the grips, but I really like the way it feels. Don't sell these grips short. Just because they don't look cool doesn't mean they aren't designed to make your gun a good shooter.

If you have a chance to purchase a Stainless Pro TLE, do it. You will not be disappointing.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hey Gator, congrats on the new TLE. I had changed out the stock grips on my pro carry 2 to the rubberized grips, the same ones you have on your TLE. Like them a lot and i'm gonna keep em right where they are. Thanks for th range report as well
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Expert report Gator. The plain black grips on the Pro TLE TFS feel good in my hand also.
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Nice report Gary, I'd rather work on my shooting then sending my gun back for service. Glad it's shooting the way it should. Congratulations.
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Awesome report Gator....Glad there was nothing but success in your range session...
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Nice report, got by me yesterday.
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Pretty cool Gary!
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Nice report Gary, This is the second range report in a row. Both good reports but both had no Pics. Not complaining just complaining.
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Nice report Gary, This is the second range report in a row. Both good reports but both had no Pics. Not complaining just complaining.
The shooting was substandard, so I chose not to photograph any targets. The fault was completely mine, not the gun's. Some of it was, I suck sometimes, and part of it was the new feel of the gun and the slightly heavier trigger. I'm sure the groups will tighten up over time.
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Gary, Glad you had a successful 1st session with the TLE. I have the rubber panels on my TLE and like them, especially with such a heavy gun, and I have the RL, so the added weight of the Surefire on the nose, the grips just help me that extra hanging on to things.
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