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Offline mesinge2

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Bought a kind of 1911 I said I'd never own
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:50:48 AM »
I have never liked aluminum 1911 frames. When I carry a 1911 (about twice a week), it is always a commander 45 but since my back surgery the 42oz gun is a bit too heavy. So, I finally broke down and bought an aluminum one. I wanted a commander with a full size frame not an officer's; so, I shopped around for the lightest model. It came down to the SA Range Officer Champion at 30oz and the Kimber Pro custom II at 28oz. The beautiful bluing on the Kimber sold it.

It turned out to be a great shooter as well. It does have more felt recoil then the steel one but just barely.
All shooting done at 14 yards. I shot it comparatively with my now retired SIG Emperor Scorpion Commander.










Grouping with the SIG







Groupings with the Kimber and a spent case for size comparison. The center grouping in the chest is shooting as fast as I could pull.



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Re: Bought a kind of 1911 I said I'd never own
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 11:29:58 AM »
As fast as you could pull the trigger, huh? With a grouping that size, that would damn sure count as "self defended".