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Old 11-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Super Carry Ultra 3rd Range Visit

Visited the range with Mr. Chickadee, my new Super Carry Ultra HD & 150 rounds of .45 ACP yesterday.

I'm disappointed to say the pistol was not flawless.

Started out with 50 rounds of JHP (20 of Hornaday Critical Defense & 30 of Remington UMC) - flawless with both brands.

Then finished off with 100 rounds of Freedom Munitions 230 gr RN Reman. That's when all the problems were.

Most common issue - slide locks open with ammo still in the mag - 4 occurrences today, overall 9 out of 400 rounds.

This issue has been the most common issue with this pistol. Doesn't matter what brand of ammo (except it didn't happen with JHP's ??), doesn't matter which magazine I use. Sometimes the slide stop is fully engaged, other times (most common) the slide stop is just barely engaged - just enough to catch the slide & hold it open.

Also had 3 other failures - all various failures to chamber.

It's looking like this pistol will follow in the footsteps of it's 'big brother' & head back to Kimber. Not planning on calling them until my .380 returns home. Will post updates soon.

My only comfort at this point is it was flawless with JHP rounds - since my .380 is visiting scenic NH I have been using the Super Carry Ultra as my EDC - I know, not ideal - but better than no gun at all....

Targets were all at 7 yards - 1st 2 with the Super Carry, semi-rapid fire: not great, but much better than I am with the Tactical Ultra! Still need to work on my hand/wrist strength to control that recoil!

3rd target shows what I'm capable of with my Sig P226
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Nice shooting.
Good chance a new slide release is in on the menu.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #3
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Hey Annie Chickadee, nice shooting with the Sig P226. Improving your grip is easier then you might think. Get a
"hand exerciser" "hand exerciser"
then keep it next to the chair you sit in while watching TV in the evening. Picking it up will soon become second nature and you won't even know your using it. This one is nice because you can increase the tension on it as you get stronger. With a little bit of practice you should be able to exercise one hand while sipping your evening drink with the other, just remember to switch hands so they both get built up.
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Just ordered one of those. Looks way more comfortable than the old coil spring models.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Just ordered one of those. Looks way more comfortable than the old coil spring models.
LOL, those old coil spring models are what I use.
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With a little bit of practice you should be able to exercise one hand while your evening drink with the other, just remember to switch hands so they both get built up.
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You talking about equal drinking build up or hand muscles????
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Originally Posted by Nellybelle View Post
With a little bit of practice you should be able to exercise one hand while sipping your evening drink with the other, just remember to switch hands so they both get built up.
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You talking about equal drinking build up or hand muscles????[/QUOTE]

Yes, both.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
Hey Annie Chickadee, nice shooting with the Sig P226. Improving your grip is easier then you might think. Get a "hand exerciser" then keep it next to the chair you sit in while watching TV in the evening. Picking it up will soon become second nature and you won't even know your using it. This one is nice because you can increase the tension on it as you get stronger. With a little bit of practice you should be able to exercise one hand while sipping your evening drink with the other, just remember to switch hands so they both get built up.
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Just ordered one of those. Looks way more comfortable than the old coil spring models.
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LOL, those old coil spring models are what I use.

This is what I have - the red one (medium). Just have to remember to use it!
http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger
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This is what I have - the red one (medium). Just have to remember to use it! http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger
That's a good start, but it's more for finger strength. You'll need something a little heavier to build on your grip and forearms.
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That's a good start, but it's more for finger strength. You'll need something a little heavier to build on your grip and forearms.
Twelve ounce curls maybe?
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