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Old 01-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #1
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Range Report KPCII in SS

Or Crosseyed Bart shoots his new Kimber....

Well, the gun preformed flawlessly. No jams or FTE. Pull tigger, "Bang". I however need work. I have a good bud who is Deadeye Dan with any pistol in his hand. He is going to come with me on my next trek to the range and get me squared away. I am a rifle guy, so I need some help....

This is 2 of the 4 targets I used. Forgot to take a pic of the first set. They were a little worse than these. Anyway, I had fun, love the gun and at least I can hit the paper.... most of the time Oh, this was from 5 yards, shooting Winchester white box 230gr FMJ. Fired 100 rounds.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #2
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As long as you had fun.

IMO, rifle shooting is technical, pistol shooting is more art/feel. The more you shoot a pistol, the more you will acquire the same grip, same pressures, same trigger pull, etc. After that, it is like pointing your finger at the target, instinctive.

I'm not a Deadeye Dan, but have found my comfort zone. The more you shoot, the more comfortable you'll feel.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:02 PM   #3
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Doons, You had fun. The gun cycled without error. You got better the more you practiced.

WIN !!!

Go home and clean the pistol. Oil the snot out of it. Go back next week and do it again. All of the above will only get better, and then you can go buy another Kimber (plenty of fit/finish to choose from).

Keep us up to date, and enjoy.
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Hitting the paper is like hitting the body and the goal is stopping the threat, not hitting a bullseye. With a few tips from your friend on fundamentals, you'll be golden. I have a friend who helped me (Deadeye Dave -must be a relative ) . The best part is having to (getting to) practice. Nothing more fun than going to the range. You've got a great gun, too.
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Randy that's not too bad for the first time out. With more practice you will be amazed how much your confidence and accuracy will get.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
As long as you had fun.

IMO, rifle shooting is technical, pistol shooting is more art/feel
Well said. I agree with that. Maybe if I put a Vortex scope and sling on the Kimber.... hmmmmm....nah....
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You're off to a good start. It does take some time and rounds to break in a new gun. Plus getting use to the new trigger, grip and sights... practice, practice, practice.

I thought my Kimber shot well the day I got it ... it has gotten better with time. And now that I've retired and have more time to shoot I've gotten better with it.

After you have owned your Kimber for over 20 yrs and shot thousands and thousands of rounds through it.... WW, white box, 230 FMJ ...10 yrds ...slow fire. 38 rounds (3x8, 2x7 mags).
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You're off to a good start. It does take some time and rounds to break in a new gun. Plus getting use to the new trigger, grip and sights... practice, practice, practice.

I thought my Kimber shot well the day I got it ... it has gotten better with time. And now that I've retired and have more time to shoot I've gotten better with it.

After you have owned your Kimber for over 20 yrs and shot thousands and thousands of rounds through it.... WW, white box, 230 FMJ ...10 yrds ...slow fire. 38 rounds (3x8, 2x7 mags).
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As long as you had a good time. Excellence will come with practice. Until next time let us know how you did.
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Ha! ... Yup sometimes. When I'm on the range with my buds and want to put them in their place I break out "that big black auto" and show'em what's what's.
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