I've mentioned getting a couple new guns a few days ago (Friday), and finally got around to taking a pic.
Pardon the cheap Gerber Paraframe, but hey, it's a decent piece of cutlery for the price, and all gun pron needs a knife in the shot, eh?
(click for the full size 10MP version)
So far I've only fired about 80 rounds through the Kimber and 30 through the G26, as I got to the range late and our club rules prohibit firing after dark.
The Kimber was straight from the factory (as are all new Kimbers nowadays, no more distributors), ordered on Wednesday and delivered on Friday, so it should be fresh off the line. As expected, it was tight and will need some break-in to be 100% reliable, but surprisingly it did very well considering. Fired about 20 rounds 230gr HydraShoks (finished up my stash since switching to HST), the rest WWB 230gr ball. No FTE's, one FTF, and 3-4 times the slide failed to go fully into battery. A single slap on the mag butt seated it fully each time. This was without being cleaned & lubed prior to shooting, I went virtually straight from the dealer to the range. It came from the factory very wet so I thought I'd see what it would do as-is. I used the stock 7rd mag, two 8rd MCC Shooting Star mags that came with my Combat Commander, and an 8rd Wilson 47D. All performed well with the limited testing so far. Offhand at 7 yards it grouped into about 2-3 inches, pulling about an inch to the left but vertically dead center to POA-- probably due to me not being used to the trigger and getting a bit too much finger on it. I plan to put it on a rest next time to verify POA/POI. Overall I'm very happy, been wanting one of these since they came out years ago. I wish I hadn't waited until the street price had gone up $150, but oh well.
The G26 is my first Glock. I got it as something the wife will hopefully carry. She tried it on in a store a couple weeks back and liked how it felt in her hand, so I'm going to surprise her with it. If she decided she doesn't want to carry it, it will be my lightweight carry/BUG. I got it with the factory night sights, and the dealer threw in a pair of pinkie extensions (and installed them for me). I put 30 rounds of 115gr WWB ball through it, and I have some 147gr HST but didn't get a chance to try them yet. Honestly I thought it would be more accurate, but it's likely just me -- shooting almost nothing but 1911's for so long probably had a lot to do with it, and I just need to adjust to the trigger. Groups were about 5-6 inches offhand at 7 yards, not too bad I guess considering I've fired Glocks maybe 10 times in my life, and the last time was many years ago.
When the Kimber is broken in, it will replace the heavy Commander as my EDC of the last 10 years, for now carrying in an MTAC and eventually a VMII when it shows up in another 4 months (hopefully).