I love this gun. this is by far my favorite gun in my collection. Now I totally understand why a 1911 style pistol that shoots the venerable .45ACP is the most popular handgun in this country. It’s a Kimber TLE / RL II Stainless with a G10 VZ Gatorbacks grip, Ed Brown Maxi-well and TruGlo TFO night sights (green front, yellow rear).
I use this configuration when I shoot IDPA in the CDP division. You can see it in action here : http://www.youtube.com/gunrobot
Shoots like a dream and so frigging nice to hold 🙂
here it is with a 10 round Chip McCormick Powermag+ and a X300 Surefire LED light. I use this configuration as my home defense gun.
After consulting with the venerable Rick Breneman, he suggested that I replace my full length guide rod for a G.I. Guide rod. I ordered the pair of Ed Brown Heavy Duty Recoil Spring Guide & Stainless Recoil Spring Plug.
Got it installed (was more tricky than my full length guide rod) and weighed it to see if I’ve shaved off some weight.
the Spring Plug looks good.
The new guide rod doesn’t hold the spring straight, I’m guessing it’s wobbling a little inside of the dust cover, I can hear the spring scratching the sides, making it sound “springier” than if you were using a full guide rod. I’ve read on many forums that this will not affect the performance of your gun at all.
that’s 2lbs, 8.2 ounces = 40.2 ounces! Just shy of the 41ounces weight limit for the CDP division.
finally! I get to keep my Magwell.
Just got back from San Francisco for a business trip and found these two on my doorstep today. I bought the VZ Gator Back 2 Bottom Grips Black Canvas from John VanZyck of VZ Grips :
and ordered a used Ed Brown Maxi-Welll & Flat Mainspring Housing (MSH) combo from a forum member. Great condition, looks something like this :
Installation is surprisingly simple. here’s a video of me installing both of them :
here’s the result, pretty isn’t it? 🙂