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Took my new LW Night Patrol to the range today for the first time. The headline is: Very Pleased. It’s been awhile since I’ve shot 45ACP and was curious to learn how this lightweight 1911 would handle loads up to and including +P. I usually shoot new guns right out of the box with no prep but this time I cleaned and lubed the Kimber before heading out. I shot about 300 rounds in total including 250 S&B 230 FMJ and a variety of defense loads consisting of Federal 230 HST, Speer 230 GDHP, Wilson 185+P Tac-XP ( my usual carry load), and even some Underwood Extreme Penetrator +P. This Kimber ate everything without a single hiccup. I was using the Kimber mag that came with the pistol and other Wilson mags. I was very pleased with the reliability. Accuracy was better than I expected. From 21ft groups averaged 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches with a few called flyers as I hurried toward the end.

I’m not saying the recoil was as light as a 9mm out of a full size but wasn’t bad at all. Certainly less than I was expecting. I had no problem staying on target with follow-up shots. Have to say I had forgotten how pleasurable it is to shoot a full size.

I’m on a Micro 9 kick right now but this was an impulse buy. I continue to be amazed at the value you get with the Kimber LW’s. I paid $770 out the door. Fit and finish excellent (I like the Night Patrol color scheme…not flashy), a pretty darn good trigger and the rubber grip panels enable me to keep a steady grip on things. And being lightweight is a big plus since I will be carrying it Fall/Winter. And, as evidenced by experience today, Uber reliable.

After I finish my Micro 9 collection I think I’ll get a LW in 9mm.
 

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Congrats on the new LW. Recoil should be pretty mild since I think the LW weighs 31.2 oz. or 1.94 pounds.
 
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Took my new LW Night Patrol to the range today for the first time. The headline is: Very Pleased. It’s been awhile since I’ve shot 45ACP and was curious to learn how this lightweight 1911 would handle loads up to and including +P. I usually shoot new guns right out of the box with no prep but this time I cleaned and lubed the Kimber before heading out. I shot about 300 rounds in total including 250 S&B 230 FMJ and a variety of defense loads consisting of Federal 230 HST, Speer 230 GDHP, Wilson 185+P Tac-XP ( my usual carry load), and even some Underwood Extreme Penetrator +P. This Kimber ate everything without a single hiccup. I was using the Kimber mag that came with the pistol and other Wilson mags. I was very pleased with the reliability. Accuracy was better than I expected. From 21ft groups averaged 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches with a few called flyers as I hurried toward the end.

I’m not saying the recoil was as light as a 9mm out of a full size but wasn’t bad at all. Certainly less than I was expecting. I had no problem staying on target with follow-up shots. Have to say I had forgotten how pleasurable it is to shoot a full size.

I’m on a Micro 9 kick right now but this was an impulse buy. I continue to be amazed at the value you get with the Kimber LW’s. I paid $770 out the door. Fit and finish excellent (I like the Night Patrol color scheme…not flashy), a pretty darn good trigger and the rubber grip panels enable me to keep a steady grip on things. And being lightweight is a big plus since I will be carrying it Fall/Winter. And, as evidenced by experience today, Uber reliable.

After I finish my Micro 9 collection I think I’ll get a LW in 9mm.
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Took my new LW Night Patrol to the range today for the first time. The headline is: Very Pleased. It’s been awhile since I’ve shot 45ACP and was curious to learn how this lightweight 1911 would handle loads up to and including +P. I usually shoot new guns right out of the box with no prep but this time I cleaned and lubed the Kimber before heading out. I shot about 300 rounds in total including 250 S&B 230 FMJ and a variety of defense loads consisting of Federal 230 HST, Speer 230 GDHP, Wilson 185+P Tac-XP ( my usual carry load), and even some Underwood Extreme Penetrator +P. This Kimber ate everything without a single hiccup. I was using the Kimber mag that came with the pistol and other Wilson mags. I was very pleased with the reliability. Accuracy was better than I expected. From 21ft groups averaged 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches with a few called flyers as I hurried toward the end.

I’m not saying the recoil was as light as a 9mm out of a full size but wasn’t bad at all. Certainly less than I was expecting. I had no problem staying on target with follow-up shots. Have to say I had forgotten how pleasurable it is to shoot a full size.

I’m on a Micro 9 kick right now but this was an impulse buy. I continue to be amazed at the value you get with the Kimber LW’s. I paid $770 out the door. Fit and finish excellent (I like the Night Patrol color scheme…not flashy), a pretty darn good trigger and the rubber grip panels enable me to keep a steady grip on things. And being lightweight is a big plus since I will be carrying it Fall/Winter. And, as evidenced by experience today, Uber reliable.

After I finish my Micro 9 collection I think I’ll get a LW in 9mm.
Very nice gun. I had a LW SS 9mm also no issues,accurate& fit & finish is excellent. I paid about the same @ cabelas. Ended up selling it a year later for what I paid for it only because of not being used. Enjoy!
 
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