RANGE REPORT: Kimber Pro Carry, Marlin 795, S&W 629

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by spittinfire, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    Well, yesterday was my birthday and I just happen to have the day off work so I decided to make the drive up to my family's property and do some shooting. I loaded up my Kimber, my newly purchased 629, my model 19(not a glock) and my Marlin 795 that I recently mounted a scope.

    First the Kimber...

    I put about 200 rounds thru it yesterday and I'm now a fan. I was before, but I'm sold on it now. I love the trigger, the fast reset, the break, and just how easy it is to point. Here is a couple of targets I saved.

    The first target is 25 rounds @ 10 yards. I was drawing from the Crossbreed supertuck, this is all double taps using 230gr FMJ.


    Here is one mag from 20 yards, again 230gr.


    I knew this was going to be my carry weapon but my XD was my go to weapon. Well gents, that has now changed. The XD got a good oiling and is resting safely. The Kimber now lives on my nightstand or on my person. Moving along...

    Marlin 795.
    I put a Bushnell 3x9x40 scope on this little rifle for the huge pricetag of $55 which brings the total price of this rifle to about $175. After getting it sighted in and playing with a couple hundred round I decided to actually shoot. Here are the results,



    You can see on the second one I was getting tired and was stringing it, it ws the end of the day. Distance was 30 yards, 10 round groups, using a make shift rest.
    I don't want to hear people saying the 795 is not accurate. I got this rifle for small game hunting and I'm sure it will get the job done. It's a bear bones, no frills rifle, it shoots and shoots well.

    I took the 629 along and put a total of 12 rounds thru it. I will not post the paper as I don't want to embarrass myself. The only ammo I could find for it was WWB, 240gr JSP. That wood grip may look pretty but it sucks for function, a Hogue grip is going to be ordered before this cannon's next outing. I'm going to need some time and practice to learn how to tame this thing and actually put rounds where I want them.

    Side note: IGETEVEN aka Jack, is a liar! I was in the chatroom with him the other day and asked him about the recoil on a 44 Magnum. He said it wasn't bad, the 8" barrel should help and that it was similar to a 357. He was clearly mistaken. Keep your eye on him.

    The model 19 got one cylinder and then a squib. My fault, it was one of my loads, not sure what happen there. Not having the proper tools to clear it, it got put away.

    All weapons were cleaned once I got home wrapping up a good day.
  2. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

    Sounds like you had fun! I wish I could have joined you. How do you like the CBST? I'm loving how mine fits and feels. Oh and BTW, Happy Birthday!


    IGETEVEN New Member

    ROTFLMAO!!!!! :D

    I guess that would depend on who's girly hands are a shoot'in it! I also stated mine was ported.

    Eat your wheeties boy! :rolleyes:

    P.S. good shoot'in with Kimber and the Marlin Spitty. Keep practicing with the 629. You are new to this "Big Boy" caliber world. You feeling lucky yet, punk? :D :p

  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    That's a great, honest report.

    I'm always suspicious of perfect range trips. I look closely for powder burns on the targets. ;)

    Take a good look at Kim Ahrends grips. I had his finger groove grips on a 2 "' Model 19 and a 6" 629 Classic.
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Excellent Range report Spitty. Thanks for showing the whole truth.

    And Happy Birthday!!

  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    Good report Spitty. I use Pachmayr grips on all my revolvers as they help the most with recoil. They cover the backstrap whereas Hogues don't. Wood stocks are pretty for pix, but I shoot with the rubber wraparounds...
  7. utf59

    utf59 Member

    Is this the kind of advice you should take from someone named IGETEVEN? :rolleyes:
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    Point well made. :D
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    Thanks for the report spitty. Well done! :cool:
  10. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    Damn fine report, Spitty. That was written in the spririt of the "Range Report" section, imo. Good and not the best. You sir, are one fine shooter and one honest member. :D

    Happy Birthday and Happy Shooting!
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    Apparently I missed the part where you mentioned the porting. I'll make you a deal, you come over, one hand this thing and keep them on target, and I'll call you Harry.

    Thanks for the advice. I hadn't looked into them yet but I was under the impression the Hogues would cover the backstrap. That is the main thing I wanted to do as well as give me something a little better to hold on to.

    I have to give Ruger one thing on their SPs and GPs, good factory grips. Not as pretty, but my wife's SP snubbie is a pleasure to shoot even with hot magnums.
  12. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

    Great post and Happy Birthday,Spittinfire. Glad you like the Kimber,and yes,the 629 S&W will punish your palms with the factory wood grips. Aftermarket grips are a must for them unless you just shoot 44 specials through it.
    After you get used to the 629,you will be able to stay on target one handed!