11-10-2013, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Oct 2013
9 mm Aegis II Custom Shop - Initial Impressions
Swapped my 9 mm Colt Defender + $350 (OTD) for brand new Aegis II Ultra.
The Kimber shoots better, is lighter, slimmer and easier to conceal. Fits MY hand better. Seems more accurate too. Fit and finish is good, but I don't give it an edge over the Colt in that department - despite the "custom shop."
At the range, I experienced several failures to feed or eject during the first box-and-ahalf of ammo (Blaser FMJ 124 grain). After that, it ran flawlessly for another 150 rounds. Shooting time on this pistol was split between me and my daughter.
We were also playing with my Glock 26, Keltec Sub2000 (9mm Glock) and my Solo.
Rifle aside, I was more accurate - by a hair - with the Glock, which always gives me the tightest groups. Try as I might to dislike Glock, it keeps winning me over.
Meanwhile, my daughter LOVED the Aegis and was producing 2 inch groups (excellent for her) from the get-go at around 7 yards.
(The Solo, which is now my EDC, is remarkably accurate out to 10 yards, which is surprising for such a short barrel. I put 30 rounds through it for practice. But IT IS NOT A RANGE FUN GUN!!!!! Mucho recoil. This is okay since it is a defensive weapon, not a toy. My daughter won't shoot more than two magazines!!!!)
Aegis has a very crisp and consistent trigger. Slide is smooth. Excellent sights. Shoots soft, though not like my Sig P226, which I think is the finest 9 mm ever. I like the Kimber's checkering, I'm not sure about the wood grips. The esthetics of the gun are bland. But again, it's a tool
I'd give the pistol 4 stars. Maybe 4.5.
Certainly, it has it all over the Colt, which was surprisingly inaccurate. And that's what the swap was all about. I'd recommend the pistol.
Last edited by Boscoe; 11-10-2013 at 08:39 AM.