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Congrats,......love the solid trigger
 

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Congrats :cool:
 

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Very nice my friend:thumbsup:
 

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It is a beautiful gun! Let us know how it shoots.

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Congrats! I pondered way too long on one at my local shop and the day I made my mind up, it was gone.
 

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Thanks for all the compliments. I plan on hitting the range either tonight, or tomorrow morning.

I was surprised, the shop had three of the 4 SIS models in stock, the 5", 4", and 3" (but not the 5" rail). It was a tough call between the 4" and 3" model. (I have a couple 5" 1911s, so I wanted something different.) Even better, when I decided on the 4", they had a couple in stock, so I got one that hadn't been man handled. Funny thing is, the one I got had a noticably heavier trigger (but not bad by any means). I'm making the assumption that the "floor model" had probably been dry fired thousands of times, and mine will be better once it's broken in.
 

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Well, had my first range outing with it. For the cost, I have to admit I have a few reservations. However, since a pistol of this type requires a "break in", I'm going to keep an open mind.

First off, I'm shooting 6" left at 25 yards. This is not a huge deal, as I can drift the rear sight to correct this. However, the elevation was right on, which is good, since that is not as simple a fix. Second, the grip screws came loose by the end of the shooting session, to the point that I could feel the grip moving. Again, some blue loctite should rectify this.

I shot a little over 200 rounds of various ammo, a mix of factory and reloads. Here's the results:

Stoudt 185g JHP reload (50 rounds): While this is a "stoudt" load, it's still within loading specs of a non +p load. The Kimber really liked this load, and put out quite a flame while shooting it. This load really reminded me that there IS a difference between a 4" and 5" gun.

200 LSWC Reload (50 rounds): This is an IDPA load. While I had a hangup once on initial chambering, the gun ran these just fine. This load was super accurate too.

230 ball IDPA Reload (50 rounds): This round is loaded 167 pf (power factor) out of my 5" Colt and is my IDPA match load. Out of the 4", I am guessing it doesn't make pf. This round didn't feed too well. However, it is a light load and I'm still in the "break in" period. Hopefully it will feed well after the break in. All my other .45s feed this just fine.

Federal 230 FMJ American Eagle (50 rounds): Early on I had one feed jam with this ammo. The rest shot just fine.

230 Win SXT (16 rounds): I ran two magazines through the gun with this load. One early on when it was still "clean" and one as the last mag through the gun. Each mag had a feed jam. I stopped after two mags, since this is not cheap ammo. I figure it best to wait until after the break in period and try again. This is the round I would use if I decided to rotate this into the carry rotation.

I'm going to clean it really good, drift the rear sight, and loctite the grip screws. Guess I'll flip through the manual too. I've read here that the break in period is said to be 500 rounds. I should be through that after the next range trip. To be continued....
 

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I had similar problems with loose grips and the gun not liking reloads, in my case some done by my brother in law. When I shoot WWB and HydraShoks I have no problems wither with Wilson Combat or Kimber Pro-Tac mags. I bought the Wolff Spring kit but have yet to shoot it with the new springs to see if it makes a difference. Other than being a little torqued (pun intended) about the grip screw situation I'm happy with my choice and how it shoots, I ended up shelling out $980 when the dust settled.
 

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I should have mentioned, I am using Wilson mags.

I got out and did another 150 rounds. Still having a couple feed issues, this time with factory American Eagle and 230 SXTs. It seems the rim is getting hung up on the extractor. A quick push gets the round into place. I inspected the extractor, and the cut on it is very rough. I'm still trying to keep an open mind, but I am a bit put off by this. I am considering an Aftec extractor, as I've had great luck with them in my STIs. Also, I just got the Wolf recoil spring, so I'm going to give that a try as well.

I had moved the rear sight and now am pretty much dead on, so at least that's resolved.
 

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Very nice I was looking for a SIS but i settled for a Pro Carry II that had the same paint as a SIS, Kmber calls this a limited Edition model seeing it has the SIS paint and Crimson grips
 

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Well, I got to put a few more rounds through it last night and try out the Wolf recoil spring. It ate everything I put through it!! Just to be sure it was the spring, I put the factory one back in and by the second mag, I had a failure to feed. Wolf spring back in and works 100% so far. :highfive:
 
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