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Old 05-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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First Lightweight Full Size 1911

Due to arthritic issues I had to rid myself of my all steel heavyweight 9mm 1911 that weighed in at 44 ounces unloaded. My issue was holding it for more that 30 seconds my hand would shake thereby reducing my accuracy to a great degree. After a lot of searching I found a Kimber Aegis that weighed in at a light 31 ounces which helped immensely in improving my accuracy. I went further by replacing the wooden grips with slim polymer grips and replacing the end cap and guide rod with GI spec parts. The total weight savings has now brought the gun down to 29.3 ounces unloaded. The difference for these tired hands was remarkable. I'm now back to shooting accuracy like the good old days. Saving almost a full pound has made a significant improvement.

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Old 05-13-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Gun looks great bimmerland, Congratulations.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #3
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Gun looks great bimmerland, Congratulations.
Thanks. I just did a comparison between my pro carry and the aegis is only 1.5 ounces heavier.
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Congrats on your new shooter. That is quite a difference in weight and I'm glad that your back to shooting like the good ole days...
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Congrats on your new shooter. That is quite a difference in weight and glad that your back to shooting like the good ole days...
Thanks. Feels good to be back
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Nice work bimmerland, I like your attitude, never give up.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #7
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Nice work bimmerland, I like your attitude, never give up.
Thanks. Us old coots never give up.
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