.45 ACP Kimber Stainless TLE II - Range Report

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by mesinge2, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I asked you guys a while back about which stainless 1911 I should get (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/stainless-1911-a-37937/) and I got great help from everyone. Well, I picked up a Kimber Stainless TLE II; its the same as the custom stainless II but comes with grip strap checkering and night sights. The first thing I did it to replace the Mag with a Wilson Combat and the grips with double diamond Walnut.

    Rubber grips on a $1000 gun, for shame!

    Here she is:

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    I finally got to the range on Thursday and I put exactly 372 rounds through it in a few hours. I have went through 4 fifty round boxes of 230gr. Magtech FMJ and 2 fifty round boxes of 230gr. Federal FMJ. Finally I went through 72 rounds (8 mags loaded 8+1 each) of my carry load 230gr. Hordady TAP +P to test for relaibility after I went through all of the FMJs.


    IT NEVER JAMMED!!
    No problems at all



    Here is the last target of the Hornady TAP +P load at 17 yards:

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    Thanks for the help everyone :)
     
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  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Beautiful pistol.
    Congrats and great shooting[​IMG]
     

  3. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It shouldn't have, that Kimber's a great gun. I've put about 3000 rnds thru my SA 1911 GI Champion with never a jam. Keep on keepin on.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations and that's good shooting too. It looks like a good match to me. :cool:
     
  5. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    DAMN nice! I almost drooled on the keyboard when I saw that pistol and I'm very impressed with the shooting also! Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. jd45

    jd45 New Member

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    Hey, what's that flier up there between the ears? Tsk, tsk! (grin) Ain't she sweet? Love those grips! jd45
     
  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Great looking pistol,and some pretty fine shootin!
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I've had one jam on any 1911 I've shot and it was the magazine.

    Looking good are you're a good shot!
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Very nice choice...good shooting as well.
     
  10. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Beautiful gun, and great shooting.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Very nice looking gun and I am very impressed with the shooting.
     
  12. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Thanks, everybody.

    I have been shooting a 1911 45 since I was 8 years old with my pop's old Colt.
    He still carries that same colt and I still go shooting with him with it. He has had
    it since Vietnam and I don't think he will ever part with it.
     
  13. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    Looks great with the walnut, and shoots great with you behind it!
     
  14. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed, I concur. :D

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  15. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Aw, Mel Brooks

    Here's another favorite:

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  16. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Nice looking Kimber, I have the same gun in all black and its never had a malfunction yet nor has my 3" ultra carry :)
     
  17. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    How does your 3" handle hollow points?
    If my new Kimber proves very reliable I plan on getting an Ultra Raptor.
     
  18. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    I have never had a problem with that one either.. Its chewd up what ever I put through it.. Now I am jealous,, I have sooooo wanted a raptor for a couple years now.. I am thinking the 4" to complete the trio:cool:

     
  19. stag1

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    Just picked one up myself, going to shoot this weekend. Excellent shooting!
     
  20. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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