My new best (inanimate) friend!

My new best (inanimate) friend!

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    My new best (inanimate) friend!

    A while back I was at the range and on a whim rented a 1911. A Wilson Combat. I learned that day that not only do I like the aesthetics and history of the 1911, I can shoot them pretty well!

    Well, this weekend I caved to my desires and bought a new friend, trading in my reliable M&P .40c, which I will still recommend to anyone who asks. Filled out the paperwork, paid the nice man behind the counter and I'm now the proud owner of this beauty:

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    A Kimber Gold Match II. The pictures don't do the blued finish justice. Bought a box of 50 FMJs and hit the range where, as last time, I cut my group size in half, while shooting at a longer distance than usual. The trigger has about 1/8" of take-up, after which it breaks clean at a comfortable pressure, as opposed to the long, smooth pull of my former M&P.
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    Nice Kimber, now remember 1911s are communal critters and you cannot have just one.
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    now thats a shooter. AWESOME purchase. congrats

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    Yep. Nothing like a truly good trigger to aid in accuracy.

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    Congrats! I enjoy shooting both of my 1911's
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    So jealous. That is beautiful.

    I passed on a minty gov't model a few months ago and have been hating myself since. I haven't bought a 1911 in over two years and it's eating at me.
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    I like it, congrats paaiyan! I have its smaller cousin and I can say that it's a really sweet shooter. Enjoy!
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    I'm seeing a magazine in the gun, hammer cocked, thumb safety in fire mode and an object in the trigger guard...I really hope that thing isn't loaded..and yeah I carry a 1911 so I do know about the grip safety,but mechanical objects can fail
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I'm seeing a magazine in the gun, hammer cocked, thumb safety in fire mode and an object in the trigger guard...I really hope that thing isn't loaded..and yeah I carry a 1911 so I do know about the grip safety,but mechanical objects can fail
    It was unloaded. The safety was in the "off" position and the hammer cocked because I had just cleared it and hadn't reset them. I you look at the top of the picture with the flash you can see the reflection of the brass on one of the rounds I removed.
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    Very nice. Didn’t know that any pistol manufacturers cared about trigger pull anymore.
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    Congrats on the new Kimber. Here's my last "I haven't bought a 1911 forever acquisition". Not the most expensive 1911, but I like it.

    Disclaimer:
    1. No round in the chamber
    2. Magazine is empty
    3. Barrel is pointed towards a wall which is backed up by another 12" concrete block wall
    4. No animals were harmed in the making of this picture.

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    You really went all out. Congrats, she's a beauty! I've been wanting a 1911 again for a LONG time now. Just have to stop buying S&W revolvers. Any help there, Brian?
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    Can't be much help myself. I still have a "want" list of Smith & Wessons I want to play with and besides, I'm dually afflicted. I do like 1911 pistols, especially those from the company that first cranked 'em out.

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    Yea dude, I fell in love with the 1911 just last year and I now own three of them. A colt, a springfield and a Kimber. great guns. The Kimber is now my EDC.

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