With a newly acquired Kimber in hand, this time a new-to-me Ultra CDPII 9mm from azguy1911
(thanks John), I headed out to the desert outback to put a few mags through her.
Being a lifelong 1911 .45 kind of guy, this whole 9mm thing is new to me. For years I poo-poo'd the nine as being not so effective in social situations (have a medical examiner friend), so always favored the .45, as I've seen it's effects first hand in a land far, far away. But the new 9mm defensive ammo has changed my mind.
Anyway, I was more than pleased to have a stable-mate to my Ultra CDPII .45, and was not disappointed in her performance either. After 100 rounds of R-P 115gr FMJ, and a few mags of 124gr Hydra-Shock without any failures of any kind, I feel she's worthy of carry now.
First off, verify the sights shot to POA.....they did indeed:
Then a few more offhand at 10 yards to see if I was on my game. I had direct sunlight on the sights, so shifted my position twice. It can be clearly seen on the target. Light DOES matter!
Then it was drill time on combat silhouettes.....one of my favorite pistol games. Informal fun, and best with two shooters with a set of targets for each shooter. By myself, it's fun to ramp up the speed and see if any "bad guys" escape getting shot (safety glasses a must here!):
Great fun with "bang - clang!" at every shot (hopefully
). I made these back in the early 80's, and have only repaired a couple in all that time. T1 steel or AR plate was the way to go; they have really held up well.
Tailgate clutter we all can enjoy. High marks to the Wilson Combat 8-round ETM 9mm mags too. I'll be ordering more of these babies:
As always, my two hound pups Ruby and Lily went with me for a romp in the outback. The new Kimber did not seem to impress them at all though. (Ruby is now 1 yr, and Lily is 6 months old.....full-on romp buddies.)
So now I'll attest to the myth that Kimbers do indeed breed in the safe when left without any adult supervision. Who'd of thunk my Ultra .45 would spawn a 9mm clone?
And another reliable Kimber for carry too. Can a fellow really have too many?
Just wanted to share a nice fall morning in the Oregon outback with my forum friends.