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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/15/2003 3:55:04 PM EDT
Hey guys, thought I would start a new thread for this topic since I hijacked my own thread regarding spotting scopes (still looking for recommendations).

7pm at American Classic Marksmen on Peachtree Industrial in Norcross.

I should be there around 7pm after I leave work. Let me know if anyone else would like to join me. I have a new Kimber that I "need" to try out.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:11:44 PM EDT
Here's a tentative yes, but it depends on what SWMBO feels like doing tomorrow night.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 5:59:07 PM EDT
Dammit dood, why do people always go shooting when I have prior engagements? Oh well. I'll be there next time. Bushmaster-M4gery, what Kimber did you buy?

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 6:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Dammit dood, why do people always go shooting when I have prior engagements? Oh well. I'll be there next time. Bushmaster-M4gery, what Kimber did you buy?

Ghost



Tactical Pro II
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 6:51:06 PM EDT
Nobody else? I thought you guys liked guns.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 7:23:49 PM EDT
Dude, don't tempt me, I might have to skip my Strategic Management Class to come...now if you bump it to Friday...lots of paper will have to die.

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 7:31:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Dude, don't tempt me, I might have to skip my Strategic Management Class to come...now if you bump it to Friday...lots of paper will have to die.

Ghost



Consider yourself tempted. Unfortunately I have plans for Friday night. Fortunately I have several years of management experience, so I can tutor you on your course.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 7:32:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_reject:
Here's a tentative yes, but it depends on what SWMBO feels like doing tomorrow night.



What the hell is SWMBO? And why would you let it affect your trigger time?

Scot
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 8:36:58 PM EDT
Well, you wanna go Friday morning also? I sure do Anyone else want to go Friday morning, maybe around 11am?

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 2:09:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:

Originally Posted By the_reject:
Here's a tentative yes, but it depends on what SWMBO feels like doing tomorrow night.



What the hell is SWMBO? And why would you let it affect your trigger time?

Scot


She who must be obeyed.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 4:32:28 AM EDT

She who must be obeyed.


I have one of those too, but I just make her work until 8:30...
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 1:53:00 PM EDT
I will be at the range by 6:30. Reject are you coming?

Scot
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 2:23:26 PM EDT
That's a negative.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 5:47:22 PM EDT
RANGE REPORT:

Well the group shoot (just me) was a success. Tried out the new Kimber and a Walther P22 that I bought a few months ago. The only problem I had with the Kimber was a few times the slide would not return all the way forward into battery. Anyone else have this problem? I'm new to the 1911 world, could it have been a grip issue or does it just need to break in a little more.

The Walther performed flawlessly, great gun and fun as hell to shoot.

Scot
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 7:42:00 PM EDT
I was really really tempted to skip class, and now wish that I did. Dude, that's not what I wanted to hear about the Kimber. I am saving up to get a Pro Carry II later this year. I've been reading the 1911forums postings about the FTRB issue with Kimbers and was hoping that they took care of it already. I had a Custom II (purchased in January, sold in June [:C], wish I still had it) that was flawless in the 525 rounds I put through it. I put 500 rounds of Winchester Q4170 230gr FMJ (various lots), and 25 rounds of Georgia Arms 230gr +p Gold Dots through it, all using Wilson Combat 47D mags, and never experienced this problem. Weird. Are the FTRBs occuring when you are shooting, or just hand cycling? Also, not to insult your intelligence, did you throughly clean the gun, lube lightly, and hand cycle a few times before you shot it?

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 8:23:33 PM EDT
I sell quite a few Kimbers and haven't had anyone come back with a problem of the gun not returning to battery. I'll ask my Kimber rep about it. I asked about the change to external extractors and was told that they found that the external extractors was the easiest way they found to make the pistol 100% reliable out of the box. I know she's trying to sell guns so I don't know. Also I've seen plenty of 1911 style pistols that were 100% with an internal extractor. I guess time will tell if Kimber screwed the pooch on this one.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 7:16:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushmaster-M4gery:
RANGE REPORT:

Well the group shoot (just me) was a success. Tried out the new Kimber and a Walther P22 that I bought a few months ago. The only problem I had with the Kimber was a few times the slide would not return all the way forward into battery. Anyone else have this problem? I'm new to the 1911 world, could it have been a grip issue or does it just need to break in a little more.

The Walther performed flawlessly, great gun and fun as hell to shoot.

Scot



You sissy limp-wristed!
Mangina!

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 1:38:20 PM EDT
Kimber's tolerances are so tight I wouldn't call it ready until you have about 500 rounds through it. AND STOP LIMPWRISTING IT!
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 1:59:28 PM EDT
The bit about the tolerances is true. If you held a Springfield and sorta rotated your wrists back and forth, it rattles like crazy. Do the same with a Kimber: silence. I played with my old Custom II a lot right when I got it, racking the slide, dry firing, etc, so when I finally got to the range, it was probably kinda starting to wear in, so it shot flawlessly. Now I'm really looking forward to a new Kimber.

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 9:36:24 AM EDT
I suggest you keep your new kimber well lubed during break in. That will solve most of your problems. Clean after each session as well.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 7:06:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2003 7:10:17 PM EDT by Bushmaster-M4gery]

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Are the FTRBs occuring when you are shooting, or just hand cycling? Also, not to insult your intelligence, did you throughly clean the gun, lube lightly, and hand cycle a few times before you shot it?

Ghost



The FTRB's occured during firing. The gun was cleaned and lube. I'll be taking it back to the range in a few days to try again. Any 1911 "experts" want to join me. It would need to be around 6:30 or so. How about Thursday again? Let me know.

Scot
"the limp-wristed mangina"
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 8:20:27 PM EDT
Goddamn it dude, why do you keep tormenting me like this? I have to go to class, can't blow it off this week because I have a presentation to do. How about Friday? Please?

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:00:53 AM EDT
I can't make it. My Kimber Custom II has given me zero problems. I haven't had one failure of any kind.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:45:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2003 4:45:34 AM EDT by s0ulzer0]

Originally Posted By BookHound:
I can't make it. My Kimber Custom II has given me zero problems. I haven't had one failure of any kind.



Are you saying you only go to the range when your Kimber IS giving you problems?

Your sentence fragments seem to give that impression.


~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 5:41:54 AM EDT
Frag this.

Link Posted: 10/21/2003 3:51:56 PM EDT
Hate to butt in(I know so don't)but, if only I could sell my Jeep(HINT HINT) I would prolly buy a Kimber,From a reputable LOCAL dealer.Then I could offer advice on any break-in problems...;)
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 6:09:06 PM EDT
Welcome, RippleSoul!

What kind of jeep? I'll trade you a mini-30 for it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 7:32:07 PM EDT
It's a '98 TJ,I'll take the Mini-30 and $8,125...hair.gif
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 4:58:44 AM EDT
Book, I'll give you $50 for the mini-30.

~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 6:43:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Goddamn it dude, why do you keep tormenting me like this? I have to go to class, can't blow it off this week because I have a presentation to do. How about Friday? Please?

Ghost



Sorry, hockey tickets on Friday night. Minor League season opener.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 9:25:22 PM EDT
AAHHHHHH!!! Damn, always the little things...how about friday daytime? BTW, Bushmaster-M4gery does your Kimber have the new external extractor?

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 1:43:36 AM EDT
While all of you were arguing about when to go, I just went ahead and went to ACM shooting! A couple of hundred rounds and a Subway sandwich. That is a power lunch!
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 4:04:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Book, I'll give you $50 for the mini-30.

~ s0ulzer0



Cool. And for that amount it comes with free anal delivery. Bend over, here comes the Ruger.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 5:10:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Book, I'll give you $50 for the mini-30.

~ s0ulzer0



Cool. And for that amount it comes with free anal delivery. Bend over, here comes the Ruger.



I'll pass on the free Greek Delivery.

~ s0ulzer0
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