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 Post subject: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:47 pm 
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My old friend Lefty got me to thinking about maybe retiring my faithful Kimber... And today I ran into a deal I couldn't resist. The twenty year old Kimber, with roughly 85,000 rounds through it, has been officially retired. Cleaned, lubed, and set in a place of honor in my gun safe. Ready as ever.

In my holster, as I type this, is a lightly used .45 Kimber Eclipse Custom.

Twenty year old Kimber atop, and the new pistol below:
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I put 75 rounds through the new Kimber today. This target was shot with my 185 grain handloads, from 7 yards, Weaver stance:
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Equally impressive were the groups produced by Federal 230 grain FMJ "hardball" ammo:
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And not just one target:
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At this point, I'm extremely pleased with the new Kimber! (y)

The torch has been passed.

Guy


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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:52 pm 

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Very good! Looks as if you have another winner on your hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:08 pm 

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Nice looking Kimber Guy!

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:27 pm 
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Great shooting Guy and that's a good looking new to you pistol.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 pm 
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It was so clean and tight... I'm not sure it had been fired by the previous owner.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:42 pm 

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Guy, I should've warned you, anyone who really knows me well would tell you I am a pot stirring aficionado.....

By the way, nice gun!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Shhh... It was a great excuse!

And the new one does shoot tighter groups than the old one!

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:19 pm 
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That's a handsome looking gun and it shoots as good as it looks. I imagine the old girl will make an appearance once and a while but the new one will be your work horse now :)

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:11 am 
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congrats

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 pm 
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NICE! CL

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Nice new 1911! That old war horse looks like she has been dependable too. That new one does look like a shooter


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:06 pm 

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That's great guy, congratulations on a great find. It does look like a shooter, but of course your shooting skills would make an average gun look good.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:35 am 
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Guy,

Congratulations on your new Kimber, she is a shooter for sure.
The operator isn't too bad either. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Changing of the Guard
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Thanks! (y)

Was teaching a self-defense shooting class this morning and used it again. Only shot 230 grain FMJ Federal American Eagle factory ammo. No bobbles, no problems. Great accuracy.

And I do like the looks of it!

Guy


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