Originally posted by mtrapper
I hope others here will not take offense, but I can\'t see paying what I consider extravagent prices for a custom pistol when I can shoot just as well in the $350 to $600 range.
Originally posted by Bumper
but they will have occasional FTF problems after shooting 200+ rounds. That\'s why I carry 4 guns to the range with me. Shoot till it\'s dirty, change guns, shoot till it\'s dirty, change guns.... :lol:
Yup, I just got a new one for the .45, Thank you Santa. I still need one for the .40 and 9mm. I really don\'t consider it much of a problem to me. I always clean my guns thoroughly as soon as I get home so as long as I don\'t shoot over 200 rounds at a BG in an incident I am okay.Originally posted by APachon
do you take a bore snake with you to the range Bumper???
I agree with you and disagree at the same time. At 53, my eyes are starting to degrade my shooting accuracy noticeably. I want a gun that is as accurate as possible so when I add a bit of fuzziness to my vision I am still able to make a decent shot. My shooting with less accurate guns are less than acceptable to me. I would still probably get the job done but would hesitate on a tight shot. When I was younger, I could do decent with just about anything, now I must take the accuracy of the gun out of the equation. There is, as Pyrolizer already said, however, a point of diminishing return to me. If money was no object....Originally posted by nf9648
Custom guns are great, but don\'t do you much good if you cannot shoot as good as the gun is capable. I found that out today shooting a customized springfield armory that a friend brought, he can get a lot more out of it than I could because hes a much better pistol shooter than I am. Once you get used to those light trigger pulls youll never want to go back to anything else.
200? I\'ve been known to put 2000 through my 5\" kimber and Colt with only the occasional wipe-down/boresnake/lube method of cleaning. My 4\" kimber gets cleaned more often, since the recoil spring wears out faster (that\'s when I detail strip and clean).Originally posted by Bumper
There are several I would love to have but I also have trouble justifying the cost. My Kimbers both have custom features at a less than custom cost and I am very satisfied with them. That said, I do want anything I carry to have the tightest slide available. Kimbers have all of the accuracy and reliability I could ask for, but they will have occasional FTF problems after shooting 200+ rounds. That\'s why I carry 4 guns to the range with me. Shoot till it\'s dirty, change guns, shoot till it\'s dirty, change guns.... :lol:
It was a home built gun, started life as a springfield loaded I believe with novaks, has a home beveled mag well and aftermarket barrel bushing, the trigger was of the aluminum three hole type and felt around 3-3.5 lbs. He recommended I dry fire it first before firing a shot which I did, and it was very light. I caught myself anticipating the shot a lot, I think that is what gave me such crappy performance, Im definitely not used to triggers that light.