Saw this posted on a few blogs about the new Kimber Royal II. It is a beautiful gun, with stainless charcoal like finish custom made by Turnbull Manufacturing Company
I’m surprised how well the faux ivory grips look on the charcoal finish, decided to get a cheap ivory grip from Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Colt-Kimber-Taurus-1911-Smooth-IMT-Ivory-Grips-Beveled-/250628585642?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5aa0b8aa) and install them on my Kimber Eclipse Pro II.
What do you think? Looks similar? considerably much cheaper than the Royal II.
and a studio shot :
Guess this is the problem shooting cheaper lead cast bullets. If you don’t get the recipe right (or don’t have time to get it right), this will happen to your barrel.
It’s called Leading. Where hot gasses cut through the lube/lead and leave lead deposits on your barrel. As leading increases, accuracy will be affected and pressure in the barrel will increase.
It’s not permanent. It’ll come off with a good Hoppes scrub and that’s what I just did. Guess I’m going back to shooting my Moly bullets. Not only does Lead Cast bullets “lead”, it’s also VERY smoky because the lube burns up and generates a ton of smoke.
Someone had ask me for more pictures of my Heinie Ledge Sights that I put on recently.
This is by far the HARDEST sight change I’ve ever done. The front sight on the Eclipse Pro II is so hard to remove, it’s even harder than the XDm’s front sight. It took me a hour of banging and hammering with a steel punch with some Liquid Wrench to remove it. Ugh!
I wanted a really good carry sight since this is going to be my other carry gun, and after watching numerous tactical videos / training DVDs, I decided to get a Heinie Kimber LEDGE Straight Eight Sight Set that would allow me to manipulate the slide one handed by hooking the sight on to a belt or holster or anything hard. It also comes with tritium dots that form a figure 8 when you acquire a proper sight picture.
Here’s what it looks like after it’s installed :
Closeup of the LEDGE :
and the sight picture :