I shot my Kimber Ultra CDP yesterday for the first time, and again today just to make sure my experience yesterday wasn't a fluke. A little background first . . . . I've been concentrating all my training with InSights on my regular carry (G26). Many, many hours of excellent formal training with them over the past six months. I thought I was doing pretty well. Going to the range I have used my G26 for practice and drills as taught to do. And I hold my own quite nicely in the classes with LEO's and people with more experience than I. For fun at the range, I have also been using my Kimber Super Match II that I'd converted to a .22 (but still have not yet used the .45 slide it came with). Of course, the .22 is a piece of cake to shoot - feels like an extremely accurate pop gun. Early on in my training (with big eyes) I purchased this lovely Kimber Ultra CDP. Many might ask, how could I possibly have this K-CDP in my possession for the past five (yes, count 'em 5) months and not shoot with it? Well, I was waiting till I thought I'd "earned" it. :embarassed: Okay - the truth: On the first day of my little basic handgun training six months ago we all had an opportunity to shoot practically every make & model of handgun . . . and I was scared half to death when the girl next to me shot a .357 magnum revolver (I think the instructors just throw that one on the table at us newbies for their own sick entertainment). I thought the gun and she had exploded. Really. I hadn't even worked my way up past the 9mm, and was so shaken by the .357 explosion next to me that I (and she) took a pass on the .45's. :embarassed: I let my Kimber Ultra CDP sit for five months till I got up the courage . . . . . . . . So, back to my story/question. Yesterday I decided I was WAY past confident enough to try my K-Ultra-CDP, and quite determined to "get used to" that loud .45 BANG and everything that would come with it. Well, OMG - not only was it NOT SCARY, but I shot BETTER than I do with the .22, and far better and far more accurately with it than I EVER have with my G26. . That's the blasphemy part. I went back to the range today to see if it was a fluke, but no . . . I compared three target sheets, same groups and practice drills (1 on 2, 2 on 1, various reloads) with all three guns - the G26, and both Kimbers (the .22, and the .45), at distances of 25, 50 & 75 feet. It was as if I couldn't miss if I tried with that little Kimber Ultra CDP. I got rather cocky about the whole thing today, and relaxed . . . and still did my best with that little pistol compared to the other two. So, what gives??? Any explanations out there? Next course I take with InSights I'm using the CDP, no question. After today, it's my carry. I don't get it. I really don't get it. Aren't 45's supposed to kick my *** compared to 9mm? Anyone have this experience? I'm going to Glock Talk Hell for this, aren't I . . .