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Old 04-04-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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Smile Got my Ultra CDPII 9mm back today

I have 2 Ultra CDP II's, one of each caliber, and the nine just could NOT seem to make it through a box of 50 HST's without ONE failure to feed, so could not be a carry gun

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped it off with Endeavor Arms. He did a basic action job on the gun, and while he had it, I had him install slim bushings, screws, and Stoner CNC slim grips that I already had.

Got it back today, and took her to the range......PERFECT.....and, as a bonus, due to the tuning, the trigger went from close to 5 pounds to just a tad over 3.......BTW, the grips look GREAT, at least to me.....

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Old 04-04-2019, 06:53 PM   #2
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I think the grips make the gun, nice choice.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:07 AM   #3
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Very nice indeed!

I also put thin grips on most of my 1911's and chose the same G10 grips with the "super scoop" cut for the mag release on both my Kimber Pro CDP's; love 'em!



My two Ultra's wear Kimber's thin micarta grips for carry. No checkering to tear up clothes, no hang-ups on the draw either.



Like Chuck mentioned, the grips make the gun.
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I have 2 Ultra CDP II's, one of each caliber, and the nine just could NOT seem to make it through a box of 50 HST's without ONE failure to feed, so could not be a carry gun
There's a way to have both, trouble-free feeding and round that makes gang-bangers cry.

It's Hornady Critical Defense ammunition. Follow me.

Pull your slide off. Set the barrel into the frame. Load a round of the Hornady ammunition into a magazine and slide it into the frame.

If your experience is like most of ours, the nose of the round is halfway up the ramp. The tip of the round is truncated, and there is a little red ball in the hollowpoint that aids in chambering.

This round never produces a stoppage. And here's the pay-off.

Yes, over time you will have to swallow your pride and cheap hardball to polish the slide and frame rails. We've all had to suffer and spend money on ammunition for break-in.

But with the combat power Hornady, and a superior designed bullet, you can holster the pistol right now, and never worry about reliability.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:45 PM   #5
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I use the Critical Defense as my standard carry round, especially after testing both my Ultra CDP's with it. No failures of any kind; perfect feeding and ejection in both .45 and 9mm.

The real upside is the actual terminal performance. The little nine shows expansion around .65", the .45 is over .75".

The 9mm load shot into water-filled milk jugs from 7 yards:



All bullets stopped in jug 5, perfectly expanded. From tests I saw on Lucky Gunner, average penetration in ballistic gelatin runs right at 12". Another plus for this CCW ammunition is it's specifically designed for use in 3" barreled pistols....a la the Ultra's.
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Looks great congratulations.
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Critical Defense has a great reputation for feeding well. So do Golden Sabers.
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My Micro 9 will NOT feed Hornady Critical Defense. Go figure. I use HST or Speer Gold Dot and it eats them up.
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Glad that the Critical Defense ammo works for some, but my ammo of choice is the Federal LE HST's. The gun now functions perfectly with them, and the cost of them is 2/3 the cost of the CD, so I can afford to fire my carry ammo more often....
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I think the grips make the gun, nice choice.


They feel super nice too!


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