Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2012, 15:59   #1
mainegunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: maine
Posts: 1,137
Kimber TLE II to the range today

I got a chance to take my new TLE II to the range today after field stripping it and cleaning it. Probably about 24 degrees out with a little breeze not bad. I only had time to put 50 rounds through it but it shot great no hiccups. I was just shooting pmc 230 ball ammo. Very accurate. I would like to make this my if SHTF gun. Thought I would ask the experts what they would change on a kimber TLE II to make it bullet proof so to speak. Maybe send itb to wilson combat and have some upgrades down.
__________________
NRA Life Member
Certified glock Armorer
mainegunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 16:53   #2
faawrenchbndr
CLM Number 281
The Dude Abides
 
faawrenchbndr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: east of East St. Louis
Posts: 33,621
Congrats on the new Kimber!

Throw the Kimber mags in the trash & get some Wilson Combat 47D mags.
faawrenchbndr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 17:12   #3
Rally Vincent
Bipolar
 
Rally Vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Bar.
Posts: 1,115


+1 on the 47D's.
__________________
"There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man."
Niners Club Member - #196
1911 Club Member - #001
"All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them."
Rally Vincent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 17:13   #4
Shipwreck-The-Sequel
Beretta 92 Nut!
 
Shipwreck-The-Sequel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hockey City, Texas
Posts: 2,520
1911 Forums
__________________
-
Visit:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 17:15   #5
mainegunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: maine
Posts: 1,137
Wilson mags

I have the bases covered on the mags. I have 6 wilson mags so far and more to come. What else should I do? I have mep night sights so I am good to go with sights for now.
__________________
NRA Life Member
Certified glock Armorer
mainegunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 17:34   #6
faawrenchbndr
CLM Number 281
The Dude Abides
 
faawrenchbndr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: east of East St. Louis
Posts: 33,621
Buy 300 rounds of what ever hollow point ammo you plan to use.
Take it to the range and blast away,.....
faawrenchbndr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 17:39   #7
swinokur
Senior Member
 
swinokur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bethesda, MD
Posts: 2,217
I use 230g HST and Gold Dots in my TLE

No issues
swinokur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 18:12   #8
Gunshine
Senior Member
 
Gunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,923
I'm still stuck on the 24 degrees with a little breeze part.
__________________
Florida Glocker 154

Quote: Ancient_Serpent. Being kind, polite or having class isn't PC.
Gunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 22:11   #9
Bodyarmorguy
Senior Member
 
Bodyarmorguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 1,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Congrats on the new Kimber!

Throw the Kimber mags in the trash & get some Wilson Combat 47D mags.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rally Vincent View Post
+1 on the 47D's.
Agree to ditch the Kimber mags....but I will put on my flame retardant suit and disagree on the 47D's. They are good mags, do not get me wrong, but can be difficult to seat in a slide closed pistol when loaded with 8 rounds. The 7 round 47's seem to bit a bit more reliable. If you insist on an 8 round mag, look at Wilson's new ETM. I had an opportunity to use one this weekend. It has enough extra play to assure seating when fully loaded into a slide closed pistol. They are pricey...but I think they will be worth it.

I had a TLE II and kind of miss it.....the mods I would do would be to ditch the FLGR and replace with a standard GI length guide rod and spring plug from Ed Brown, mag release from 10-8 Performance, Heinie "Ledge" rear sight and a Wilson Bulletproof slide stop/release. That part takes a pounding. Last but not least, ditch the plastic mainspring housing and replace with a flat checkered model with integral lanyard loop from Gun Crafter.
__________________
"If you are ALWAYS ready....you never have to GET ready....."
Bodyarmorguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 04:20   #10
mainegunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: maine
Posts: 1,137
Kimber TLE

Thanks Guys some great ideas
__________________
NRA Life Member
Certified glock Armorer
mainegunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 14:54   #11
brickboy240
Senior Member
 
brickboy240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 3,481
I have been rocking a TLE II for 4 years now. Very accurate and no jams at all.

Your TLE II needs three things: a good holster, good mags and plenty of ammo.

Seriously...if it runs 100%, hits where you want ... don't go messing with it.

Some 1911 owners LOVE to "mess with it until it is unreliable" but that is not my bag.

If it runs well, is 100% and hits where I want....I leave it alone.

- brickboy240
__________________
Our founders would be shooting by now!
brickboy240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 16:56   #12
gator378
Gator378
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: St. Peters, Mo, USA
Posts: 581
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunshine View Post
I'm still stuck on the 24 degrees with a little breeze part.
Weather for the big Magnums. Keeps the barrel from getting hot.
__________________
gator378
gator378 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 18:16   #13
FLIPPER 348
Happy Member
 
FLIPPER 348's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lyle WA
Posts: 22,972
Quote:
Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Congrats on the new Kimber!

Throw the Kimber mags in the trash & get some Wilson Combat 47D mags.

Why throw away perfectly good mags??
FLIPPER 348 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 18:35   #14
jaklcrow
Senior Member
 
jaklcrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 365
My Kimber mag has never had a single failure. Agreed on buying Wilson mags though.
__________________
Want to learn how nutrition/weight loss REALLY works? Check out my youtube channel and watch my Abs & Ice Cream vids


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
jaklcrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 21:13   #15
barnettbill
Senior Member
 
barnettbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Abilene TX
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by faawrenchbndr View Post
Congrats on the new Kimber!

Throw the Kimber mags in the trash & get some Wilson Combat 47D mags.
Definately!
__________________
The Big Dawg's Club #1324
Thin to win - G36 Club #48
Kalashnikov Klub #1337
Kel-Tec Club #88
G-36, PF-9,P-3AT, Romanian WASR 10/63, Kimber 1911 TLE II Stainless
barnettbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 21:47   #16
FLIPPER 348
Happy Member
 
FLIPPER 348's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lyle WA
Posts: 22,972
You have to be a true 1911-Operator to start 'throwing away' perfectly good mags and using only Wilson Combat mags!
FLIPPER 348 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 21:51   #17
Ruggles
Senior Member
 
Ruggles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tejas
Posts: 9,326
I agree on 7 round mags, I prefer them as well to the 8 rounders. Plenty of folks love the 8 rounders so I am in the minority here I guess

I like the Ed Brown mags with a regular baseplate on them for my carry 1911s. I like the flush fit with the gun better. Wilson mags are good as are the Brown mags, I also use and like mags from Mec Gar. The Kimber Pro mags are pretty good as well IMO. The Kimber base mags are not trash IMO but there are better mags out there.

The only thing I changed on my TLE was the plastic Main Spring Housing to a metal one. Not needed but I felt it was something I wanted to do.

Congrats on the new 1911, I have said before on here and still think the TLE is the best "bang for the buck" 1911 on the market all things considered.

Last edited by Ruggles; 01-19-2012 at 21:52..
Ruggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 15:23   #18
Badger1911
Member
 
Badger1911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 82
Congrats on the TLE II! I've had mine for about five years and have NEVER had a problem with it...or the stock Kimber mags.
__________________
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum ~ Μολών Λaβέ
Glock 19 Gen 4, Glock 21 Gen 3, Kimber Custom TLE II, Beretta 92FS, S&W 629 Classic
Member: NRA & GSSF

Last edited by Badger1911; 01-20-2012 at 15:24..
Badger1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 10:38   #19
drobs
Member
 
drobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MO
Posts: 58
Hope your TLE luck is better than mine.

Brought mine to my CCW class, was getting light primer strikes then had a failure to feed where a WWB 230grn FMJ round came 1/2 way out of the Novak mag and locked itself into the feed ramp.

Couldn't clear it by pulling the slide back. Couldn't get the mag out and a normal slap to the back the slide didn't solve it either.

Took banging the slide on the bench to finally clear it.

Tightened the screw on the trigger stop, that looks to have solved the light primer strike issue.

Cleaned the hell out the gun, ran a couple 5 (recently purchased) Ed Brown mags through it with only 1 easily clearable failure to feed (it was cold and I was wearing gloves).

I pulled the FGR a long time ago but after the CCW class fuster cluck, replaced my no name GI guide rod & plug with Ed Brown ones.

Next mod will be to take off the rear sight and remove the Kimber Swartz mechanism.

Not quite ready to ditch the TLE yet but seriously looking at the TRP.

I've lost confidence in my Kimber. For CCW I carry a Glock 26 or 19.
drobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 20:44   #20
bac1023
Senior Member
 
bac1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 91,693
Congrats!


__________________
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
bac1023 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 23:45.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 830
196 Members
634 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31