Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kimber Ultra CDP II Range Report.

I just got back from the range. I took the CDP and my Classic Stainless, bought a box of American Eagle 230 grain hardball and had half a box of that already, and I brought about 350 of my favorite handload. That handload is the Speer 200 grain Gold Dot hollowpoint over 7.0 grains of Unique (use this load data at your own risk. It is a mild +P loading.)

The good news: The CDP worked perfectly and recoil was not unpleasant and easily manageable. The rounds went where I put them. Unfortunately I tended to put them low and left. Oh - and all that held true for the hardball ammo.

It didn't like my handloads at all. The feedramp is a bit steep and the rounds hung up on the mouth of the hollowpoint. Ah, well. I've got some of Speer's 230 grain hollowpoints for short barrels coming. We'll see if they feed any better.

The thing that surprised me most was that if I took my sweet time and really concentrated, that little 3" pistol is damned accurate. I probably shouldn't be so surprised, since it has a hand-fitted bushingless barrel, but still - I'd say that 3" groups at 25 yards should be attainable off the bench if the ammo is up to it.

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