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Old 03-17-2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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What is the proper sight picture for a Kimber as it comes from the factory? I have had 2 Sigs before the Kimber and the Sig is set up as a combat sight picture. Are Kimbers the same?
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Old 03-17-2020, 12:21 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ddphillips52 View Post
what is the proper sight picture for a kimber as it comes from the factory? I have had 2 sigs before the kimber and the sig is set up as a combat sight picture. Are kimbers the same?
depends how far you are shooting
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:52 PM   #3
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I'm gonna say number 3, it's what I do.
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Could not stand #3 myself. Don't want to occlude the target. #2 is what I strive for in any gun I shoot.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:24 AM   #5
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My Micro.380 has been updated with factory night sights and a requires #2 1/2 picture??? The PRO CDP I had was a solid #2 as are other pistols I own.
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Could not stand #3 myself. Don't want to occlude the target. #2 is what I strive for in any gun I shoot.
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:21 AM   #7
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It depends on the shooters grip, stance and what they are shooting. I typically strive for #2 as I like to see what I am shooting at.
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I have a 3-inch Kimber and I've never touched the fixed sight. If it's a Tuesday, I'll wager that a 185 grain bullet will print 4 o'clock, perhaps five inches off center. If I've had chicken the night before, a 230 grain hardball round will cut a lazy oval at 9 o'clock sharp.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never done an accuracy check on all nine of my Wilson-Rogers magazines. Now, perhaps an attacker might yell, "You stupid biker, you just shot me in my spleen!" In that case I'd just raise the front sight up a schoche and squeeze off another round...

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Old 03-18-2020, 09:57 AM   #9
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Here we shoot combat ranges; 7 yards to 25 yards using the six-o'clock hold so as not to obscure the target. This is the way I was taught in the Navy with the 1911 .45 ACP. (Image 1)

When we shoot our .44's out to 300 yards, the only way to get a sight picture is to hold the target as the lollypop on top of the front sight. Any other way, and you can't see the target. Simple really, if you want to hit the target.

Ever take your pet .44 Mag out and shoot water-filled gallon milk jugs at 100, 200 and 300 yards? If you've never tried it, the lessons learned are invaluable and mega fun to boot. Even bustin' jugs at 100 yards with your 1911 .45 is a great teaching tool.
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Rick, over time I "exploded" every frangible thing I could find. I had a stainless 629 that shot itself better than I did. Then my left eye became problematic.

As a reloader I had all the .44 stuff, but not .44 SPL brass. I loaded the rounds down, but after a very short time I decided I wanted to keep two eyes.

Everything with a "4" in it got sold. My most used caliber is now in the .22LR range.
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