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Kimber Stainless Target .38 Super

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Point-and-shoot handling and exceptional rapid-fire capability makes this is a great defense gun. its 9+1 .38 Super capacity is better than other 1911s, and it still has sufficient power.

Kimber Stainless Target .38 Super

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Home Defense
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Trigger Pull Single
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The narrow profile of 38 Super +P rounds made performing a quick reload a little more difficult when compared to .45 ACP rounds, which are tapered and short. Our Kimber already had a beveled magazine well but we would probably add a magazine guide, like this Wilson Custom Magazine well, which slips underneath the grip panels. Little or no fitting is necessary. It's $30, blued or stainless, from
The Kimber Stainless Target II was tagged with the suffix "Polished." This meant the sides of the gun were glossy. The surfaces facing forward and back, plus the dustcover, were a sparkly matte finish. So was the top of the slide to limit glare. We like the way Kimber carried the matte finish into the cocking serrations. The Bo-Mar fully adjustable target sight was mounted low into the slide.

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