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Old 07-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #1
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New Pro CDP 9mm 300 rounds later

I've had this new Kimber Pro CDP 9mm now for about four months, but been so dang busy that I have not shot the thing till yesterday. So I took it out to my outback 'range' and had at it on steel and paper.

I put 300 rounds through her, with five FTE, all with Blazer Brass 115gr FMJ. Everything else fed perfectly, including 200 rounds of my 124gr handloads put up on my Dillon RL550B. It appears that with new springs in the pistol, it thrives on the heavier bullet, including some GD 147's. I'll run another 300 through her before I try the 115's again.

Back home and cleaned, brass tumbled and ready again.....



Only thing done since taking it out of the box was to install thin G-10 grips and polish the barrel and feed ramp. Sights shot perfectly to POA with all loads, and I was able to knock down my combat silhouettes easily out to 20 yards. Can't imagine engaging a felon farther than that, but it's nice to know the pistol is capable.

With a WC 10-round mag, it was no problem to ring steel 10 for 10 at 20 yards with the 124gr handloads. She's a keeper for sure!

(Handload consisted of Berry's 124gr FN over 4.2grs WW231, Fed primer at 1,050 fps...accuracy was excellent.)
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Sounds like you’ve got a keeper there Rick.
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CDP Pro looks great.
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Nice report Rick, that is a nice looking CDP Pro.
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New Pro CDP 9mm 300 rounds later

Try some of those 125 grain SNS RN coated hard cast bullets with the same W231 load at 4.2 grains. Youíll achieve a faster bullet around 1100fps and they are tack drivers. Also shoot cleaner then even the copper plated and easier on the barrel rifling.

SNS Castings. Size is .356 instead of the plated .355 size. I run the SNS in my 45ís too with a 200 grain SWC over 5.2 grains of W231. These are also tack drivers.

10 yards, two mags from my Stainless Raptor Ultra using those SWC 200 grainers. Bullseye Dot is about 1Ē in diameter for reference.




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Beauty Rick!!
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
Try some of those 125 grain SNS RN coated hard cast bullets with the same W231 load at 4.2 grains.
Maybe next time there, Al, as I've got beaucoup Berry's 124's on the shelf. Thanks for the intel though, always good to have options.
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Maybe next time there, Al, as I've got beaucoup Berry's 124's on the shelf. Thanks for the intel though, always good to have options.


Just so you know their $34 for 500 for the round nose 125 grain. Cheapest prices Iíve found anywhere on the web and quality stuff. All hard cast coated with a 15-18 BRN.
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I like the looks of those grips :-) Glad you made time to finally shoot her. And ya, that Blazer Brass is anemic, not surprised it was less than stellar.
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I like the looks of those grips :-) Glad you made time to finally shoot her. And ya, that Blazer Brass is anemic, not surprised it was less than stellar.
Thanks Mark. I put another pair of the G-10 thin grips on my other Pro CDP .45 to 'match' the pair. I sure do like the feel of the thin grips over the standard thickness.



In the four months this Pro CDP was in the house, I thought I may have worn out the finish, as it got fondled virtually every evening during 'movie-time'. Great fondling material.

Agree on your comment IRT BB 115gr also. The 124gr BB is better, but it seems all you can find on dealers shelves is the 115gr stuff. I try to buy ammo locally to avoid shipping costs. Another reason to handload.
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