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.
Invented by Matthew Graham of Graham Combat and sold by Surefire. It changes how one would utilize a flashlight in combination with a handgun.
You can watch a great video by MilSpecMonkey about the Graham Method of using flashlights.
this is very useful and practical. I’ll try to use this method at our next night match.
Got the privilege to be invited to a night shoot yesterday at the Renton Fish & Game club in Renton, WA and tried to record some videos. Shooting in the dark has to be one of the most challenging things to attempt, especially when you have to practice safe / proper use of a flashlight. As someone told me last night, "A light attracts two things, bugs and bullets". You use your light sparingly, light the target, move and shoot, don’t let them have the opportunity to shoot back at you cause you effectively give your position away when you turn on the light.
There were 3 "simple" stages (if you were to shoot them in bright daylight) but challenging in total darkness. Here’s the video I put together. It’s mostly black but you can see quite a bit when the muzzle flash & flashlight lights up the scene.
The best was the last stage of the day when I just left my light on and ran through the stage with the paper targets. fun!
Just thought I’d just trick out my XDm to see how far I can get. Bought a cheapo Aim red dot mount for a pistol with a rail. Cost me just $20 from ebay.
That’s my .40 S&W XDm with a pistolgear magwell, canyon creek ext mag release, polished barrel, don’s guide rod, Surefire X300, Aim red dot mount and Barska red dot optic.
From the other side:
View from the front :
All I’m missing is an offset mount & a lasermax green laser.
After getting some tips from our forum members about getting a concealed mag pouch that let’s me carry one 1911 single stack magazine and a Surefire 6P light, I ordered one called the SOS-DL One Magazine One Tactical Light Pouch from Dillon Precision. (never knew they sold anything other than reloaders).
Here’s how it looks like carrying a CMC PowerMag+ and a Surefire 6P Defender light :
Wore this on my belt at 8:00 :
feels really good and the leather is tough and hard. I had to insert the light and mag in and out a few times to break it in.
After a few days of background checks and FFL transfer, I got my very first 1911! I’ve always dreamed about owning one and have been checking out thousands of pictures of all the forum member’s beautiful 1911 handguns.
I decided to go with the Kimber Stainless TLE / RL II. I love the 1911 and had to get one with the rail. here are some pics :
Still waiting on the Wilson Combat magwell.
The next would either be a Commander style 1911 or a small sub-compact for carry. What do you think?
I just bought my first ever gun a month ago after a long long 15 year wait. You see I’m from Malaysia and it’s really hard for you to own a gun, but after moving to the USA for work, I quickly took up the opportunity to get a Firearms license, CCW license and bought my first pistol.
Say hello to my Springfield XD(m) .40 S&W.
Why an XD(m)? It feels SO good in my hands. I’ve shot many types of pistols through the years, from Glocks, 1911s, Para, Deagles, SIGs, nothing feels this good. It just “clicks”. I also picked the Bi-Tone version because of the looks. What you see here is the XD(m) with a PistolGear Operator Magwell and a Surefire X300 weaponlight.
Here it is from another angle :
Looking forward to shooting it more!