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Old 06-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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First Outing. New Baby goes to the Range...

Well got the proceed word from the FFL and picked up the 2017 Kimber CDP Pro 9mm about 2 p.m. yesterday.

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Already had loaded 5 Nine round mags from Joes Mag Mania with Freedom Munitions 147 gain RN.

Initial impressions:
Fit and Finish: Typical Kimber #1.

Changes. Main change 2017 is a series 70 vs. the CDP II being a series 80 or Swartz Firing Pin Safety....
Could care less.
Subjective....

Addition of and Undercut to the Top of the Slide.
Love it......
Subjective.

Color: Exactly identical to Micro 9 CDP.
The 2017 model is finished in the same Gray as the Micro 9.
Changing from the Black Frame of the CDPII.
The trigger is finished in Black instead of a Bright Finish on the sided of the hammer.
For me its doesn't seem to flow with overall color scheme.
Strictly Subjective.

Grip: Absolutely Wonderful.
You can really feel the additional stippling on the underside of the trigger guard.
Front Strap, Back Strap are Outstanding.
I would appreciate stippling even on the front side of the trigger guard.
Something I have always appreciated on my "Legions".
Subjective....

Weight. Much lighter than my other Pro models.
An aluminum frame projects somewhat a different feeling than my (stainless steel framed) SCPHD, SCUHD, and Stainless Pro Raptor.
Not Bad, just Different.
Again Subjective.....

This is my first 9mm in a 1911 platform.
My remaining Kimber's are, and always have been .45 cal.
Not new to 9mm.
In addition I have the Micro 9 CDP and a Sig Sauer P226 Legions. Both SAO and DA/SA.

But I have to admit the recoil felt somewhat strange coming from a 1911 platform.
Again Subjective....

Purposely. I did not clean and lube the handgun before its first trip.
Maybe WRONG thinking....
But I want to see the gun firing and cycling behavior at its worst....
Total of 4 STOVEPIPES. Strangely on #2 and # 3 mags of 6 shot last night.

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Now all that being said. I caught myself somewhat loosening my grip and just enough toward limp wristing.
Now was it that or lack of lube that ensued the malfunctions?
I do know I tightened my grip.
No further malfunctions......

Really taking aim.....
First rounds....
15 Yards.

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Results at 15 yards....
Firing 1 round per second.

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All being said after I found where the pistol shot grouping really tightened up.

My Total Rating on 2017 Kimber CPD Pro 9mm.

9.5 out of 10 stars.

Largest Subjective: Disappointment with Color.

But that has absolutely; NO Bearing on Performance.
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:08 PM   #2
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Nice report, congratulations.
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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A very good detailed report Darrell....The new shooter really is a looker, but the next time you buy a new gun give it a good bath before taking it out for it's first prom date at the range...

"Cleanliness is next to gunliness"....Marshall 6:04.......

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Nice range report! Happy to hear that you like your new Kimber.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:46 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by marshall View Post
a very good detailed report darrell....the new shooter really is a looker, but the next time you buy a new gun give it a good bath before taking it out for it's first prom date at the range...

"cleanliness is next to gunliness"....marshall 6:04.......

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Personally I think the stovepipes had more to do with a loosening grip.
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
So you're saying that maybe you have a screw loose ? On the gun.....
No loose screw one the pistol.
My grip on the pistol..
Probably on more than the gun.
Remember I take people apart and put them back together for a living......
U gotta have a screw loose......
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Second Outing........

Well tonight was outing #2 for the "New Girl".

Tonight's menu for the lady was Federal American Eagle 124 and 115 grain(out of Freedom Munition 147 grain).

And I know Marshall will be disappointed in me, but once again I ran the Princess not only UNLUBED but DIRTY from Saturday.
Had NO malfunctions and shot well..........

The more I shoot it the better I like and perform with the Princess.

So much so Marshall she now gets a bath and a good rub down.

Tonight's results. !5 yards, 115 grain....

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I was very well satisfied with the groupings both dead center and off center. As long as I did my part; she is a shooter!

Oh forgot to mention; Round Count now sets at 150.
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Good report Darrell....Now scrub it down good and for God's sake lube that new shooter......
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Great report. I have to agree the colors have gotten a bit muted, they used to be more distinctive. I also second Marshall's comment regarding a good scrubbing and oil bath.
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
Good report Darrell....Now scrub it down good and for God's sake lube that new shooter......
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Great report. I have to agree the colors have gotten a bit muted, they used to be more distinctive. I also second Marshall's comment regarding a good scrubbing and oil bath.
For You Fellas........

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Princess got a bath....
Hot Oil Treatment......
And Rubdown.........

Ain't she Purdy..........
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