Kimber SIS Custom--- Range report

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Gatekeeper, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Took out my fairly new-to-me SIS today for some practice.
    Shooting MagTech 230gr FMJ
    Top target 32rds aimed semi-rapid fire @ 21ft
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    Bottom target 32rds rapid fire from CC Holster @10ft dbls and triples
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    Mozambique Drills from CC holster. Draw DblTap bottom, aimed single Top, reholster/repeat
    54rds @ 10ft
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    Had 2shts go a little low(duct tape)and two a little high into the top target on the double tap, but not bad overall for point shooting doubles.
    Was working on improving speed and accuracy from my Supertuck IWB cc holster. I need to work some more on trigger control as the flyers on aimed single target show. Rolled into the light trigger trying to go fast before getting front sight alignment right a few times (still trying to shake the Glock trigger muscle memory:D)
    No major problems or malfunctions, however once when doing a slide lock reload, I had a round fail to go all the way into battery.
    Any suggestions why?? Only time its done this---Recoil spring maybe?
    I cleaned it before taking it out----Ken
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's some good shooting there brother. Nothing to be ashamed of with those targets.

    What kind of rounds were you using? Hollowpoints? Or round nose? I would imagine they are round nose, but I don't know for sure.

    Did it hang on the feed ramp? Or did it hang on the magazine lip?

    The SIS comes with a polished feed ramp from Kimber. If it's clean, you should be table to take a cotton ball and rub it on the ramp and not have it snag or anything. That would be the first thing I would check.

    Possibly dirty after all the quick fire drills?

    Recoil spring could be a problem, but I highly doubt the weapon has that many rounds thru to make it a wear issue. Underpowered possibly?

    Only one FTF from one mag? I might be tempted to run it for a few hundred more rounds, with multiple different mags, and see if it occurs again....

    Nice shooting and nice pistol. :D
     

  3. canebrake

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    100 + rounds and one FTF?

    With not knowing the context I'd guess a light load on the previous round, a hot or dirty rapid fire complication OR a tiring shooter limp wristing.

    obama-limp-wrist.jpg

    Did you shoot the SIS before or after breaking in the LCR?

    This is not a fix for a limp wrist!

    LimpWrist.jpg


    PS All kidding aside, great shooting!

    If you are in doubt about the recoil spring, change it! A $7 piece of mind. Always measure your new spring and record the length dimension. Each cleaning I remeasure for relaxed condition. This is the easy way to discover a worn spring.

    From the ISMI Gunspring site: "The recoil spring should be changed, at the latest, when it has lost 0.500” of free length from new. At this point, the spring has suffered a considerable reduction in load exerted at installed (when the gun is in battery)."

    http://www.ismi-gunsprings.com/
     
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  4. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Thanks!
    Shooting Magtech 230gr FMJ roundnose.
    I had the slide at lock. Inserted mag hit slide release lever. It looked like the round ran halfway up the ramp and stopped, so I dont know if ramp caused it or didn't release from mag lips. Honestly should have checked it out better so I dont know for sure. It was after around 120rds fired so it was probly fouling on the ramp. Not too concerned, just something I need to keep an eye on.
    Now have 250rds through the 1911, and Im a believer. Traded the glock away the other day for the ElsieArr:D
     
  5. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    It WAS after shooting the LCR
    It was during a slide lock mag change not during firing.
    Probly fouling related.
    Dont think you can Limp wrist a reload can ya???:confused:
    Funny pics as always Cane:D:D
    Thanks
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    I think I'll change the spring anyway cause I can't be sure how many rounds have been fired through it or if the spring has been changed for a lighter one. It does have a straight trigger which I think is aftermarket, so who knows if the spring was changed or not.
    What weight spring is suggested for 230gr practice and 230+P carry ammo??
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yes! Right there is the best use of a glock pistol I have ever heard!

    God damn it, Gatekeeper! You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a ******* I.Q. of 160. You are ******* gifted, Gatekeeper.
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Another convert!!

    You hear that GLOCK FANBOYS????

    The 1911: The pistol every other pistol WISHES it could be!

    Congrats on coming to the dark side and enjoying the tradition Gatekeeper.

    Trading that damn Glock away was the best move you made this year... outside of buying that SIS. :cool:
     
  9. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Damn good shooting with that Kimber SIS, GateKeeper. Congrats on a 1911 choice!

    The "Dark Side" awaits you, sir! :D

    Jack
     
  10. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Gate,

    My brother, all your targets are dead bad guys. Not even a whimper. That is all you need. Keep in mind in a bg intrusion, you have the advantage of knowing your surroundings AND shooting lights out on a new dead guy. :D Remind me to never cross your comfort zone. :D
     
  11. Glockmaniac

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    quite nice targets considering it's a 1911!:rolleyes:


    i'm kidding, i work on a plan myself, involving a target stainless ll. i must get the price right,then...bang!
     

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  12. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Do it Glockmaniac! You wont look back!;)
    I learned how to shoot with a Glock. The G21 is a great weapon I've put thousands of rounds through. I got used to frontsite-bang-bang shooting double taps. I got pretty fast&accurate with it over the 7years i had it (+3yrs G22)......but
    Ive only got 250rds through the 1911 and Im faster and more accurate than I ever was with the G21. This thing point shoots like a dream.
    Its almost like you draw, think about where you want to hit and bang-bang two rounds CM in a group the size of your fist so fast it sounds like a full auto burst. Its like it was made to dbl tap.
    Take the split second to take a flash front sight-picture and I can almost fire aimed faster than I could dbltap the G21.:eek:
    Thats with 250rds through it, Im still getting used to the light crisp trigger. Its feels like clicking a ballpoint pen. I still sometimes roll into it too soon when taking a flash site-picture. My finger still wants to "stage" the trigger sometimes like it did when I was shooting the Glock.
    A little more ammo downrange will hopefully remedy that:D

    Im not trying to brag, hope it doesn't come off that way. Im just excited about the results I've gotten in the short time I've had it!
    My brothers JD,Cane,Jack,Skull, thanks for the all the help and the compliments:eek:
     
  13. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Great firearm and great shooting Gatekeeper! That's a winner! :cool:
     
  14. JeanClaudeSegal

    JeanClaudeSegal New Member

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    Cool Gun..I love Kimber Pistols..I really wanted that Compact .45 SIS before i bought my Glock 21SF...But since I did my conversion to a 50cal on my Glock 21 Frame..there is no way im turning back..