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Old 08-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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New Compact CDP

After several 1911's, Kimber, Colt, Springer, Sig, etc, I finally came back to the Kimber line of pistols. I had a Colt CCO and always felt like the Cmdr/Officers integration serves as the best carry combo for a 1911, or at least for a pear shaped, getting up there in age guy like me.

I went to the range first day with 230 rds of mixed goodies, Federal 230, Federal 165 HP's, and WWB. The gun shot very well as I knew it would. It (I) was shooting high left at 15yds, and when I moved in to 7 yds, found a good sight picture for this particular pistol.

One (1) FTF at about 60 rds from a Wilson mag. Hmm..Then nothing for another 90 rds or so when suddenly, a squeezed trigger and no recoil and gun jams. I have been working ranges on and off for 30 years and remember seeing an squib load once in a SW 67 revolver. Well, number two was to be this day. Funny, I was I the middle of a string of Mozambique drills when it happened and lucky for me the round lodged near the chamber and would not allow another round to enter the chamber, Whew!

Anyway, went to the range office and the owner of the range cleared the barrel for me. He told me he was seeing an awful lot of these in Federal and 100 packs of WWB being sold at Wal Mart. I also noticed the Federal 230's were very DIRTY! I have shot the WWB before and they did well.

The GUN did well. I did get 20 Federal's JHP's off without error. I was shooting WWB when the squib occurred. Real happy with gun tho. Pic attached.

ps-Yes, the gun has aftermarket Wilson grips. I did not like the stock reddish grips and I had these in my stash.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for the report. Nice looking gun.

I like the grip of the compact/ultra. I suppose I have smaller hands, but it is quite comfortable and my pinky does not fall off the end.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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Nice report and real nice gun, I've got the Ultra CDP. I used to shoot a lot of WWB but have been avoiding it lately. They changed the powder they're using a while back and it's just too dirty for me now.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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Great report!!
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Makes me glad I load my on never had one in about 50,000 rounds now.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new CDP!! Very nice carry pistol and I like the WC grips. They are pretty jazzy!! G-10???

Range experience didn't sound bad until you got to the part about the squib load. That is a scary sound or lack of a sound. It is good that the bullet jammed in the barrel would not allow the next round to chamber. That saved a whole lot of grief and a possible injury or damaged gun.

I'm with Chuck, I have been avoiding WWB as of late, specially from Wally World!! I have recently found it to be really dirty. They must have changed powder in it. I've been using Federal American Eagle as my ammo du jour (as the French so eloquently put it). Keep 'em in the 10 ring and be safe!!!
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I'm with Chuck, I have been avoiding WWB as of late, specially from Wally World!! I have recently found it to be really dirty. They must have changed powder in it. I've been using Federal American Eagle as my ammo du jour (as the French so eloquently put it). Keep 'em in the 10 ring and be safe!!!

Keith, you've got to try Freedom Munitions reloads, I've gone through thousands of them with out a single problem. They are very clean burning and accurate, I use their .45, 9mm and .380 ammo.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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Nice pistol! Sounds like a great range visit until the squib arrived. Glad it turned out OK for you & the pistol!

We've been shooting a lot of Federal & Freedom Munitions lately. Husband has also been working hard on catching up on reloads...
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Thanks for the report and nice pistol!
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The WC's are G-10 and the grip on the gun fits real good. Will return to the range by end of week and hopefully will continue to be happy!







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