Shot my Kimber Custom II 1911, Glock 34, my new Glock 19 and my Ruger LCP while I was there. As an added bonus my neighbor "Larry the Fireman" just happened to be there with his teenage son showing him how to properly shoot a handgun (and responsibly) so it was a variable "shootapalooza" as much as it could be for an ad hoc pistol shoot. God help the fool that thinks a break in or home invasion on my street is a good idea.
Quick video of me putting some rounds into a target with the Kimber, G19 and the LCP...
Couple of points of interest...
- The Kimber is great 1911 and deserves the "street cred" it has, the pistol is much more accurate that I am. Larry was able to shoot a nice tight group with it at 30 feet to back this claim up. I have the "budget" Custom II model that does not come with checkering or advanced sights and retails for about $700, its still an incredible piece of engineering.
- Despite S&W introducing their highly touted Bodyguard .380 at this years SHOT show, the LCP is still a hell of a pocket pistol to own. I was shooting at approx 3 yards which I feel is in the range that this pistol was designed to operate from. The first set of shots I was using a 6 O'clock hold, saw the pattern and adjusted to a center hold on the target for the next 3 rounds. Pretty good accuracy considering the sights are tiny and almost non existent.
- Those were some of my first rounds using the new G19. I wasn't going for either single aimed shots or rapid fire but somewhere in between. I just put an XS Big Dot sight on it and was just trying it out and also putting rounds down the barrel to "break in" the pistol. Feels great when I shoot it. Compared to the G23 that it replaced, the 9mm G19 shoots softer in my hand and the sights seemed to come back onto the target quicker. I also ran a mag of hollow points through it without a hitch.
I will post a bit more on all three of these pistols in the next few days.