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Gun Test: Testing Four Kimbers, 9mm, 38 Super, 10mm, .45

The Kimber Ten was tested with 11 factory loads and five handloads, and just as the other three Kimbers, turned in some astounding results. CCI Blazer 180-grain JHPs, along with Hornady 155-grain JHPs, 180-grain JHPs, 200-grain JHPs, and 200-grain FMJs all grouped right at 1″ for five shots, with muzzle velocities ranging from 1,346 fps for the 155-grain Hornady to 1,075 fps for the 200-grain loads.

When I originally ordered these four pistols from Kimber, I had the thought in the back of my mind that I would wind up purchasing all four of them. This will definitely be the case, as these 1911s exhibit everything I could want in a practical packin’ pistol.

 

Kimber Stainless Target II .45 ACP x 5″

Load      MV (fps)               5 Shots/20 Yards (inches)

Black Hills 185 Barnes TAC-XP +P 920        1-1/8

Black Hills 185 JHP            991        1-3/8

Black Hills 230 FMJ           781        1-1/8

Black Hills 230 JHP            790        1-1/8

Federal 230 FMJ 827        1-1/2

Federal 230 Hi-Shok JHP 880        1-1/4

HPR 230 JHP       823        1-3/8

Remington 185 JHP          1,014     2

Speer Lawman 230 TMJ  804        1-3/4

Winchester 185 Silver-Tip HP        936        1-1/2

Winchester 230 FMJ        785        1-3/8

Winchester 230 BEB        843        1-3/8

Oregon Trail 225 RNL/5-gr. Bullseye          797        1-1/2

Oregon Trail 200SWC/9-gr. AA5  1,018     1-1/8

Oregon Trail 200 SWC/6-gr. WW452AA    965        1-3/4

Oregon Trail 230 FN/8-gr. AA5     842        1-1/2

Oregon Trail 225 RNL/4.5-gr. Bullseye      767        1-3/4

Lyman #452460/7-gr. Unique       970        1-5/8

Lyman #452460/6-gr. Unique       926        7/8

Lyman #452374RN/6-gr. WW231               829        1-3/8

RCBS #45-201SWC/6-gr. WW231               958        1-1/2

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Kimber Stainless Target II .38 Super x 5″

Load      MV (fps)               5 Shots/20 Yards (inches)

Buffalo Bore 115 JHP       1,470     1

Buffalo Bore 124 JHP       1,377     1-3/4

Black Hills 130 FMJ           1,182     1

Cor-Bon 115 JHP +P         1,424     1-1/8

Cor-Bon 125 JHP +P         1,380     1-3/4

Cor-Bon 147 FMJ              915        1-1/4

DoubleTap 115 Nosler JHP            1,422     5/8

inchester 125 Silver Tip HP            1,208     1-1/4

Winchester 130 FMJ        1,182     7/8

Lyman #358156GC/5.7-gr. Unique             1,135     1-7/8

RCBS #38-150KT/5-gr. Unique      1,071     Erratic/Keyholes

RCBS #38-150KT/5-gr. Universal  1,109     Erratic/Keyholes

Oregon Trail 125 RN/5-gr. Universal          1,118     1-1/8

Oregon Trail 158 RN/5-gr. Unique              1,046     1-3/4

Oregon Trail 158 RN/5-gr. Universal          1079      2-1/4

Oregon Trail 147 LFP/6-gr. Power Pistol   1,120     1-1/2

Oregon Trail 147 LFP/5-gr. Universal         1,110     Erratic/Keyholes

Hornady 115 XTP-JHP/7.5-gr. Power Pistol             1,331     1

Hornady 124 XTP/7-gr. Power Pistol          1,294     1-1/8

Hornady 147 XTP-JHP/6-gr. Power Pistol  1,052     5/8

Sierra 115 FMJ/7.5-gr. Power Pistol           1,325     1-3/4

Speer 115 GDHP/8-gr. HS6            1,219     1-1/2

Speer 125 GDHP/7.5-gr. HS6         1,142     2-1/4

Speer 124 GDHP/7-gr. Power Pistol           1,273     1-3/4

Kimber Stainless Target II 9mm x 5″

Load      MV (fps)               5 Shots/20 Yards (inches)

American Eagle 115 FMJ 1,242     1-3/8

American Eagle 124 FMJ 1,171     1-3/4

Black Hills 115 JHP            1,361     2

Black Hills 115 JHP +P      1,495     1

Black Hills 115 FMJ           1,251     1-1/8

Black Hills 115 TAC-XP +P              1,281     1-1/4

Black Hills JHP-EXP           1,339     1-5/8

Black Hills 124 JHP            1,267     1-1/4

Black Hills 147 JHP            1,026     1-1/2

CCI Blazer 115 TMJ          1,224     1-1/4

CCI Blazer 124 TMJ          1,177     1-1/2

DoubleTap 124 JHP          1,354     1-5/8

DoubleTap 80 Barnes TAC-XP       1,476     1-1/8

Federal 115 Hi-Shok JHP 1,237     1/2

Federal 124 FMJ 1,147     2-1/8

Hornady 115 XTP-JHP      1,216     7/8

Hornady 115 JRN              1,202     1-1/8

Hornady 147 XTP-JHP      986        1-1/4

HPR 115 TMJ      1,185     1-1/2

HPR 124 JHP       1,122     1

Remington 115 MC          1,121     1-7/8

Speer 124 Gold Dot HP    1,226     3/4

Speer 147 Gold Dot HP    1,004     3/4

Winchester 115 FMJ        1,202     1-3/8

Lyman #356402/5-gr. Unique       1,055     2

Oregon Trail 122 FP/5-gr. Unique               1,161     2-1/2

Oregon Trail 125 RN/5-gr. Unique              1,114     2-1/4

Kimber Stainless Target II 10mm x 5″

Load      MV (fps)               5 Shots/20 Yards (inches)

CCI Blazer 180 JHP           1,090     1-1/8

CCI Blazer 200 TMJ          978        1-3/8

HPR 180 FMJ       1,224     1-1/4

Hornady 155 XTP-JHP      1,346     1-1/8

Hornady 170 XTP-JHP      1,232     2

Hornady 180 XTP-JHP      1,192     1

Hornady 180 XTP-JHP Subsonic    971        2

Hornady 200 XTP-JHP      1,075     1

Hornady 200 FMJ              1,079     1

Winchester 175 Silver Tip HP        1,215     1-1/4

Winchester 180 JHP         980        1-1/2

Lyman #401043/5.5-gr. WW231  1,001     1-5/8

RCBS #40-200SWC/5.5-gr. WW231           1,021     1-5/8

Oregon Trail 175/10-gr. AA7         1,107     1-1/4

Oregon Trail 175/5.5-gr. WW231               1,054     1-1/2

Sierra 180 JHP/10.4-gr. AA7          1,093     1-1/2