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Old 05-23-2018, 05:48 PM   #1
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I was getting ready for my annual LEOSA qualification and stopped by a local, "LE friendly", gun shop. He was advertising reduced prices on target ammo.
As I looked around, I didn't see any of my Federal 185gn Truncated rounds. I use those for target and the 185Gn hollows for carry. I asked about the ammo and was told, "the only real round for a .45 is 230Gn." This, of course began a little discussion where in I tried to explain the advantages of the light round. My words were lost. Eventually, he asked what I was shooting. I proudly acknowledged my Kimber Ultra Carry II. He immediately scoffed and declared, "I don't carry those". "They have cheap, plastic back straps". Rather than argue I merely pointed out his show case was full of Glocks, so he must have some affection for plastic. I don't think I'll be going back.
The Ultra performed flawlessly, as usual.
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Maybe this will explain it?

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Originally Posted by pbsdaddy View Post
"They have cheap, plastic back straps".
The Ultra performed flawlessly, as usual.

I can't begin to tell you how many times I've heard and read that comment about the main spring housing. I always challenge them to produce either a broken housing or introduce me to a guy that had one break on him. You would think that with all the Kimbers produced each year if they were causing a problem that Kimber would stop producing them. I own a lot of Kimbers, one with an excessive amount of rounds through it and I've never had a single problem with a plastic MSH.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:23 PM   #4
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Like Chuck, I've never had a problem with the plastic MSH and I have a few Kimber's.
I think the member I bought the Stainless Ultra Raptor from installed a metal MSH so I have at least one metal housing, maybe two but I can't remember for sure.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I can't begin to tell you how many times I've heard and read that comment about the main spring housing. I always challenge them to produce either a broken housing or introduce me to a guy that had one break on him. You would think that with all the Kimbers produced each year if they were causing a problem that Kimber would stop producing them. I own a lot of Kimbers, one with an excessive amount of rounds through it and I've never had a single problem with a plastic MSH.
Going on 5 years on KT and I can't recall a post of a broke/cracked mainspring housing. Many bitches and complaints about some being plastic, but none that had issues.
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Originally Posted by pbsdaddy View Post
I tried to explain the advantages of the light round. My words were lost.
Uh, oh. Your words were lost again. Please tell us again why lighter projectiles are better than heavier.
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Uh, oh. Your words were lost again. Please tell us again why lighter projectiles are better than heavier.
True-dat lol...
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Uh, oh. Your words were lost again. Please tell us again why lighter projectiles are better than heavier.
Interesting article in Guns & Ammo -- on "plastic" rounds/shells. (Some kinda fancy composite -- every the stuff I didn't understand was interesting!! Same weight, you can can 300 rounds instead of 220; doesn't heat the barrel in #%^&*%^& fancy heavy "I've never heard of it" rifle (machine gun?)... No hot brass to the face (pic of hte guy catching the shell out of some ... "I've never heard of it" rifle.
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