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Old 10-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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A few weeks back I picked up a 2.5" barrel S&W 686 for carry. Well it was just a bit too heavy and bulky. Stopped by the LGS and low and behold they had a used (not a mark, stain, or even a fingerprint) Stainless carry II. It was beautiful and had all the goodies including the case. No extra mag...as I found out that is how they come. (really kimber throw in an extra mag with a gun of this price). Took it out to the range and it was amazing. I shoot mostly 44 mag so the recoil seemed dainty from this lightweight. I like the weight, size, and performance. I shot as well with this the first time out as I did with any other pistol. Really amazing. Trigger came in at just a tad under 5 lbs but very crips. Much better than my over-smithed Glock at 4lbs. I will be looking for an inside the belt holster and have been reading the forum here quite a bit but am open to any suggestions. This is a definite keeper.
PS they LGS had the nice wood grips for $30 so I just could not pass up. I really dont like rubber for carry.
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Congrat's and welcome. The Ultras are nice, have been one of my favorites for years. BTW, what time zone/location are you in?
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Welcome from Texas. Great choice!
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Cool Hey Ya'll!!!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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That is one nice pistol that you picked up there!!! I do like those grips. While the 686 is a hell of a revolver; a 2.5" one is hardly a concealed carry permit holder's dream gun!!! That's a lot of gun to try to hide!!! Me thinks the Kimber will be much easier to lose on your person, if you know what I mean!!! Glad to hear it's a shooter, too. Thanks for including the picture.

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Another welcome from Ohio! You picked a great gun for concealed carry.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:42 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from Colorful Colorado! Congrats on your new pistol. Looking forward to a full range report.
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum from Colorful Colorado! Congrats on your new pistol. Looking forward to a full range report.
Just got back from CO archery Elk hunting, No luck but a great time.

My first trip to the range I set the target out at 25 feet. About halfway though the box of 50 I pulled one 9 inches low and to the left. The old timer ranger officer told me "hey you jerked that one" All there rest were in the 10 or X ring of the silhouette. I am not a great shot but that was really good for me. I traded it for a CCW gun and I feel very confident it will serve its purpose. Not to mention it is just a bad A** beautiful firearm. Thanks all for the kind words.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:26 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois twistedlim, I'm really liking those grips.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:00 PM   #10
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Twisted, welcome to the site from Tennessee! Love the Stainless pistols the wood grips really make it pop. Don't know how much the pistol was BUT you got a good deal on the Kimber wood grips. I think they are around $60.00 on the Kimber website. Yeah, we all think Kimber should include at least one spare magazine!
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