View Full Version : Took New Kimber Raptor Pro 2 to Range Today..
I just recently caved in a bought a Kimber Raptor Pro 2 because my friends keep bugging me to get a 1911 and as soon as I saw it it caught my eye and I have heard that Kimbers are pretty decent. Well I was in town long enough to shoot the recommended break in amount of rounds, 200, and the slide only locked up on me once and did not experience any jams or failures to feed properly. The surprising thing though is I couldn't hit the center of the target to save my life. I had several ranger officers fire the gun and it hit almost exactly where they wanted it too, it did shoot a little too the left though. All my shots were low. They made a comment that it is completely different than shooting a Glock, they know that's all I've shot and do quite well, but I left disappointed in my abilities with the Kimber. I trust my shooting abilities of my Glocks, so I cannot understand why I couldn't hit the center of the target. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. They did tell me that I have to get used to the different style of trigger pull. The Glock being a more of a squeeze action and the 1911 more of a pushing back. I do not know if that is true, but at this point I am willing to listen to any tips. Am I able to repeatedly dry fire a 1911 too to practice my trigger pull? I know Glocks you can all day and it doesn't hurt the gun at all since it is a striker system. Thanks a bunch for your advice.
It does take practice. Try not anticiapting the shot and just follow through with your trigger pull. Anticipating the shot is causing you to shoot low and left. The trigger pull is light and smooth on the Kimber. You just need to adjust to it and practice will help you do that. Do not get discouraged. You will pick it up quicker than you think.
Lots of dry firing will help more than anything in my opinion.
Nice buy. Just keep shooting it, you will get it. I like your description of the trigger pulls. Try and "push" the trigger straight back, slow and controlled until the boom.
Congrats on a great gun. I have 3 myself. This may help.
Thanks a lot guys. When I get back into town from the rig I am going to try and try again.
I think it is just getting used to the grip angle and different trigger. I had to use my old Glock for a range class a few months ago and at first all my shots were going about 4" high (Been shooting/carrying only 1911's for the last 2 yearrs). After a bit of shooting I was right back on target with it, just had to get used to the feel again.
Here is a picture as a thanks to everyone's advice and help.
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