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First trip to the range with my first 1911!!!

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by 2001SportTJ, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. 2001SportTJ

    2001SportTJ 1911 Totin' Redneck!

    430
    Sep 17, 2011
    I finally got a chance to take my new(to me) Kimber Custom TLE II out to the range today. All I can say is WOW!!! I love this gun!!! I put 400 rounds through it without one malfunction. I was surprised on how manageable the recoil was(had never shot 45 ACP before). I think that I manage the recoil better on my Kimber than I do on my Glock 19. The trigger felt so much better than my Glock, so much so that I tried to put some rounds through my Glock after I got done shooting the Kimber but the trigger felt so mushy that I just packed up my range bag and left. Anyways, not much of a range report I know, but I had to share my excitement with someone.

    Here's a few pictures. Both targets shot at 20 yards.

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  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011

  3. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    807
    Sep 3, 2011
    welcome to the addiction
     
  4. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Congrats :thumb:
     
  5. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Yeah, its all down hill now. :lol:
     
  6. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    570
    Aug 16, 2011
    Nice shooting. :wave:
     
  7. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome to the addiction.. it just gets more expensive from here.. :thumb:
     
  8. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Yep. You're screwed. Welcome aboard. :thumb:
     
  9. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    460
    Aug 28, 2011
    You should be excited! Welcome.
     
  10. deadguy

    deadguy Mel Tillis Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Nice shootin. Welcome aboard
     
  11. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Nice shooting, nice gun!
     
  12. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

    394
    Sep 22, 2011
    Once you start shooting a 1911, you'll never really want to shoot anything else. JMO

    claire
     
  13. Midliferally

    Midliferally Member

    41
    Aug 19, 2011
    Nice shooting. A Glock just doesn't compare, does it??? Both put holes in paper, but its just not the same.....Welcome!
     
  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    When you get ready to sell that G19 to buy your next 1911 at least let me know.
     
  15. 2001SportTJ

    2001SportTJ 1911 Totin' Redneck!

    430
    Sep 17, 2011
    Thanks for the kind words and the warm welcome everybody. And Blayglock, I am still debating selling my Glock. It was my first handgun so it has sentimental value to me. If I do decide to sell it though, I will let you know.
     
  16. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    If you hang around here you will do the following:

    1. Begin looking around the house and/or gun safe for things to sell to buy next 1911.
    2. Try and part out your car, especially if it is a Saburu.
    3. Try and decide if you really need 2 kidneys.
    4. Become unproductive in other matters.
    5. Be much better off than if you went to another 1911 website.
     
  17. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome to the addiction, and great shooting! What is you next 1911 gonna be?
     
  18. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Not true. Some revolvers are just as much fun to shoot. And long distance shooting with rifles is more fun at least for me.:biggrin1:
     
  19. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    349
    Aug 23, 2011
    Great shootin' that was the very first thing that impressed me about the 1911 was how sweet the trigger was. After my first range trip I too has indeed hooked as yourself :thumb:
     
  20. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    I have a Kimber like that with a rail. It is wonderful. I see you can shoot great groups with yours.
    Enjoy and welcome...
     

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