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Old 06-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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I shot the snot out my Raptor!
100 rnds 230 grn Winchester fmj RN
50 rnds FM 230grn new RN
So tight I could not rack the first round. Had to lock slide open insert magazine then rack it. After 150 rounds I could rack it but no pansies. I had to grunt. OK maybe I'm a pansy. Gator, I love the front strap. I remember you told me it wasn't for tender hands. It really grips good. I did not have any failures at all. I even did a little limp wristing on the last round of a few magazines and very happy there. However I did not shoot this gun as accurate out of the box as I did my Ultra. But it's going to get plenty of other chances if God be willing.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good trip to the range. Kinda thought the full size would automatically be a little more accurate? Keep on trying!
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Sounds like a good trip to the range. Kinda thought the full size would automatically be a little more accurate? Keep on trying!
The Ultras are amazingly accurate, I would put my 3" Eclipse up against any 5" 1911
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:06 PM   #5
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I agree. The Raptor feels different. It's as if the grip is a little wider, so the trigger reach is a small fraction of an inch longer than my Ultra and even my Custom. I wonder if they put some extra material in the frame so they could create that front strap? I really like that front strap. It's coarse but not painful. I've read some posts on the 'other forum' where soft-handed people were complaining.
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Man, does that look NICE! I've been jonesing for a black raptor but that looks gorgous.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #7
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Did that little blemish affect your shooting...?? Love the looks of that pistol.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:18 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
The Ultras are amazingly accurate, I would put my 3" Eclipse up against any 5" 1911
Albert you know we gotta Thang for them front serrations that's why I picked the Raptor as my full size Kimber it's got the ace serrations. imo
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:29 PM   #9
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Did that little blemish affect your shooting...?? Love the looks of that pistol.
Thanks, I don't think so. If anything affected it was time. I wanted to shoot a 150 rounds with my Raptor and 50 357 jhp's thru my Python. It was King and Queen day. Royalty has to stick together.
I also had to go to the hardware store and get me a Guage for my new BBQ pit my family got me for Father's Day. I want to start curing it tonight and tomorrow so it will be ready for Sunday and I got a late start so I was in a rush. I got it curing tho.
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Wow!!!

Thanks for the range report GR!! Sounds like you had a good time with the new toy. BTW, it's beautiful!! Even dirty, it's beautiful!!

Looking at your target, I have to ask.....are you a lefty?? It kind of looks like a bit of a pull going there. If so, try adjusting the trigger stop and do a bunch of dry firing. You'd be amazed as to how much that helps. The added bonus is that you will smooth out the action while you are at it. I like to do my dry firing while watching TV. I enjoy shooting the bad guys!!! Of course, you physically and visually verify that your pistol is unloaded prior to practicing and leave all ammo in another room. The TV you save may be your own!!! Be safe!!


Shot TV.jpg <------ OMG!!

How much snot was in that Raptor, anyhow?? I believe Hoppes #9 will remove that stuff!!!
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