But Then You Kiss Her Sister

This never happens to me. I mean never.

In the continuing saga of the new (to me) Kimber, I neglected to mention that when I picked it up last Monday the salesman told me that they were giving away a new Ultra CDP this Saturday (today). Anybody who came in the store on Saturday would have one entry for the pistol, but anybody who bought a Kimber during the week would get an additional five entries. I filled out the tickets, but I knew it was just an exercise.

They just called me.

I won.

One of these:

Here’s Kimber’s stats on the Ultra CDP:

Caliber: .45 ACP


* Entirely built in the Custom Shop for enhanced concealed carry.
* Carry melt treatment rounds and blends edges to avoid snagging on clothing or holsters.
* Blackened aluminum frame with 30 lines-per-inch checkering contrasts with the premium aluminum trigger, stainless steel slide and satin ambidextrous thumb safety.
* Hand-checkered, double-diamond rosewood grips and low profile Tritium night sights finish these elegant carry pistols.

Specifications: Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 4.75
Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 25
Length (inches): 6.8
Magazine capacity: 7
Ambidextrous thumb safety
Carry melt (frame & slide)
Recoil spring (pounds): 18
Frame: Material: Aluminum
Finish: Matte black anodized
Width (inches): 1.28
Frontstrap checkering (30 LPI)
Checkering under trigger guard (30 LPI)
Slide: Material: Stainless steel
Finish: Satin stainless steel
Barrel: Steel match grade
Length (inches): 3
Twist rate (left hand): 16
Ramped Sights: Meprolight Tritium 3-dot night, fixed
Radius (inches): 4.8
Grips: Rosewood double diamond
Trigger: Premium aluminum match grade
Factory setting (approx. pounds): 4-5

My wife comes home occasionally from the casinos with a few hundred dollars, but I pretty much never win anything.

Not today!

Now I don’t mind waiting for the Eclipse to come back from the factory.

Oh – it’s got an internal extractor. I asked.

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