Warning, don't ever get old and bored... it'll cost you money. The calendar says it's spring so I assume once it stops snowing I'll get to spend the next 6 or 7 months shooting. The thought of dragging the same old guns to the range every time was a little depressing so I decided it was time to indulge myself with an anti-depressant. Went down the hill and bought a new gun. Feel better already and haven't even shot it. Wanted something to mess around at the range with plus double as another carry gun when I travel to less desirable parts of the country... which is pretty much the whole rest of the country. Knew I wanted another 1911 platform but wasn't sure which one. Ended up with a Kimber Ultra Crimson Trace Carry II. Wasn't really interested in the Crimson Trace grips but that's all they had. Already worth the money... spent the last half hour or so shining the dot on the wall and watching the dog go crazy trying to bite it. I know it's hard to believe but there are times I can be a mean SOB. Have two moulds that I'll try out of it first... 200 grain SWC and 225 grain RN. I'm hoping the SWC's will feed reliably, they do in all my .45's except for my G30. If they won't I imagine the RN will do fine... if they don't it won't be the first feed ramp I've ever worked on. Even though I've been loading a lot of .45's with Power Pistol since last fall I'm not sure I want to see a nuclear fireball mushrooming up at the end of a three inch barrel. Think I'll start out with Clays, have almost 16 pounds of it and Unique, have almost 12 pounds of that left. Obviously with a 3 inch barrel I'm not looking for NRA target accuracy more concerned with reliability. Have a few boxes of 185 and 190 grain JHP's so I'll run a bunch of them through it and see how they work for social situations. I prefer the lighter bullets in a light frame .45 over the 230 grainers. I'm kinda quirky that way. Anyone been loading lead for a 3 inch barrel, would be very interested in hearing your thoughts and suggestions... never loaded for shorter than 4 inch .45's. Looking forward to running it over the chrony. RDRoX you're more than welcome to come along and watch... as long as you don't get within ten feet of a gun. Jack Wanna kill these ads? We can help!