today I went to the shooting range for the first time with my new TLE II Stainless.
It was cold and moist with icy gusty winds. The last time I was shooting handguns was more than six months ago. We shot from 25 meters offhand.
I had the Kimber factory mag, a blued Mec-Gar 7-rounder and a nickel Mec-Gar 8-round mag.
I fired 171 rounds of 230grs roundnose and had one failure to go into battery (with the blued Mec-Gar), but that was very close to the 100 shots the manual states as the round-count for the first cleaning during the 500 shot break-in.
Precision with Magtech was so-so, but better than I ever did with my SA/DA HK45 (all over the place most of the time, hated that plastic trigger), that I sold to get the Kimber. But it wasnīt only my fault, my buddy, whoīs the best handgun shooter I personally know didnīt do much better.
I was a bit let down, but then we tried Remington UMC, of which I unfortunately only had 1 box.
I never was or will be very good, or even good with handguns, but the combination of Kimber and Remington immediately gave me the best group I ever shot at 25 meters offhand !
8 shots, the bigger hole at the bottom is only one hit from this series that took a sticker with it. Everything thatīs out of the 4-shot-string in the middle I already noticed when the shots fell, I had a little trouble concentrating on the front sight. I guess I have to cover the rear dots on the range with something.
In case you wonder about all those green stickers all over the place, most of them are Glock 19-holes, Iīve never been very good with that thing.
This group was shot by my buddy with Remington. The two "flyers" (that are sooooo far away...) were called.
I donīt know why the picture is turned....
Well, thatīs all I can say about that right now, but I guess I donīt have to say a lot more...
Iīm baffled not only how precise that pistol is, but even more so that I
can shoot such spectacular (by my usual standards) groups.
Thank you Kimber for making this great piece !