Ahh... I had a great night at the range tonight!!!
OK, so I'm taking the NRA pistol safety class. I couldn't seem to hit crap with my USPc, so I figured I'd go take this class. The guy who is teaching it is giving me a discount, and it's fun. Anyway, after shooting the USPc for about 3 weeks with the guy, we figured out that my sites are all messed up (I posted last week), I have new sites on the way from the company (Ameriglo) at no charge :)
So this week, to keep going with class, he brought some other toys for me to play with. I asked him to bring a 1911, and he said he was going to bring a few Glocks also. He let me shoot his G27, and I actually really really liked it, for it's size :)
So he shows up tonight with a G17 (range rental), an HK USP .40 (range rental), a Ruger P85 9mm (rental as well), his G27 and his Kimber TLE II. I got to shoot the G17 (generation 1, I think), and it slid around my hands all kind of different ways. Put about 50 rounds downrange through the G17 and the Ruger. I put about 35 rounds through the full size USP, and a box of 50 rounds through the Kimber.
Ruger, G17... so so...seemed like big guns for the amount of firepower (bulky I mean...) and I dont' like loading 9mm mags (I dunno why exactly). The USP was nice, but it felt like it was weaker (more flex, cheaper construction almost) then my USPc. It was OK.
Now, the Kimber. Oh, the Kimber. When I bought my USPc and my Ruger 22/45 M3, I thought about just buying a Kimber and adding the .22LR conversion to it. Ultimately, didn't go that route because I wanted to be able to introduce new people to the sport (which I've done, more then once) and wanted to be able to shoot multiple different guns without having to swap out parts, etc. So I ended up with the USP and the 22/45.
I shot a 1911 for the first time tonight. I've been drifting between wanting a Springfield XD-40, a Glock (40 or .357) and a Sig 226 or 226, and of course the Kimber that I've known I wanted for awhile. It depends on the day of the week, and I figure I'll have them all eventually anyway. And multiple 1911s :)
After shooting the Kimber tonight, it almost seemed like a match made in heaven...
It fit my hands, the recoil wasn't too bad, and the rounds went where I aimed the gun. I LOVED IT.
Now... who can send me about $1k, or donations towards that goal, so that I can buy my TLE II / RL from Kimber?
LOL...just kidding guys, about asking for donations.
Bruce, I've been converted, although I still want a few Glocks :)