Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Things that go 'Bang!'

I'm going to start posting some pictures and comments about firearms. I've been a shooter and collector (of sorts) for a very long time. In the last decade I've also been a certified handgun and self-defense instructor. Have even done a bit of competition shooting in the "old days." Nowadays I reload ammunition, tinker with "projects," do a little amateur pistol smithing, and make frequent and enthusiastic use of my several shooting ranges.

To start off I am posting a picture of my Kimber Pro CDP. This is a .45 ACP pistol in the Colt Commander style of slightly shortened barrel (4" instead of 5") and lightweight alloy frame with steel slide. Loaded, the pistol weighs less than an unloaded full-size 1911. It is a pistol meant to be carried, and it gets a lot of use from me.

I am very fond of the .45 ACP cartridge. It is powerful, accurate, and relatively easy to reload for. The Kimber likes it, too, as even in this lightweight carry version it is awesomely accurate as well as pleasant and easy to shoot.


Stephen said...

Great gun posts, love 'em.

Anonymous said...

I have a Kimber Custom II. I used to carry it in a Miami Classic shoulder holster from Galco. But the gun is so damned heavy, it got to hurting my neck. I think it is time to pass it on to my son, who will be old enough to get his concealed carry in about two weeks.

Carteach0 said...

Nice looking Kimber.

My own .45acp is a Colt Combat Commander. All steel, and originally blue, it's now nickel plated with Bo-Mar target sights.

I'd like a smaller Carry .45, but it will probably end up being a S+W M+P compact. Sacrilege, I know, but I'm partial to my M+P 9c.

Rio Arriba said...

CT-- Ooops! I forgot that "Things that go Bang" did not include a pic of the Kimber in my Galco ITB JAK slide. Sorry! Didn't mean to confuse you.