My new pistol...

My new pistol...

This is a discussion on My new pistol... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Haven't posted in a while so thought I would show you guys (and gals) my new pistol. Picked up my Kimber Custom TLE II (and ...

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    My new pistol...

    Haven't posted in a while so thought I would show you guys (and gals) my new pistol. Picked up my Kimber Custom TLE II (and first 1911) on Wednesday after I cancelled my order for a Tactical Custom II. This is a brand new pistol with the IE shipped from Kimber on April 12th. Last Wednesday was my first disassembly of a 1911 and it went very well, except for figuring out how to depress the plunger when reinstalling the slide stop. It only took two hours for the disassembly, cleaning, lubing, and reassembly (there was a lot of intense studying of the internals and taking my time). The gun was surprisingly very dirty from the factory, but now it is spotless. I just got back from the range after 200 rounds of WWB 230gr FMJ without 1 single issue. This was all shot with 3 brand new Wilson Combat 47Ds. All in all I am extremely pleased. I would say that I shot as well if not better with this gun the first time than I do currently with all my Glocks. I am hooked!

    BTW, this pistol will be used for daily carry and IDPA competition. I am already planning a few mods!

    Here are some pics.





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    nice gun Hoss ! so she shoots as good as she looks, great !
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    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    good looking gun!
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    nice shooter!

    I love my Kimber. it shoots flawlessly
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    congrats looks good

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    From one Kimber owner(I own two) to another...congrats.

    Lots of pistols get a bad rep cuz the new owner(of a new pistol) doesn't take the time to give the weapon a very thorough inspection,cleaning,F&B(if needed,which I feel ALL firearms do) and a gentle lubeing in just the right places. It's amazeing how many shooters show up at the range with a box or two of ammo and the pistol streight from the gunshop.

    BTW great choice of mags. >> ENJOY -------

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    Nice

    Love the beavertail - and hey, is that std to come with flat MSH - or did you specify it?
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    lookin' good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Nice

    Love the beavertail - and hey, is that std to come with flat MSH - or did you specify it?
    The pistol is factory, delivered direct from Kimber. So yes it comes standard. Why do you ask?
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    Just curious as to whether an option choice, re arched or flat MSH. I have a pref' for arched, that's all so wondered
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    Congrats on the nice pistol -
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    Sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSSZ
    From one Kimber owner(I own two) to another...congrats.

    Lots of pistols get a bad rep cuz the new owner(of a new pistol) doesn't take the time to give the weapon a very thorough inspection,cleaning,F&B(if needed,which I feel ALL firearms do) and a gentle lubeing in just the right places. It's amazeing how many shooters show up at the range with a box or two of ammo and the pistol streight from the gunshop.

    BTW great choice of mags. >> ENJOY -------
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but if I've just paid serious money for a pistol, I EXPECT to be able to shoot it right out of the box. I'm not a gunsmith, and I'll be pretty upset if my new purchase needs work when it's brand new -- would you buy a brand new car and take it from the dealer to a mechanic for a tune up and brake job?

    I guess that's why I bought a Glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJH
    I guess that's why I bought a Glock

    -Paul
    I kinda feel the same about my XD. It came right from the factory ready to go, whereas I feel 1911s in general are a bit too finicky.

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    What a beaut!

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