More From the SHOT Show
January 23, 2013
Among the noise and crowds on the floor of the SHOT Show here are a few more things I found interesting.
Kimber Master Carry Series 1911
As anyone who reads this diatribe knows, I am an unabashed fan of the 1911 pistol. There is almost always at least one—often more than one—within my reach at any given moment. Well Kimber introduced a new Master Carry Series at the SHOT Show this year. The most visible characteristic is the rounded butt at the mainspring housing. This makes it easier on those who wear a pistol in their car regularly, since it lessens the gouging of the seat upholstery. Like all modern 1911s, the Master Carry pistols feature all the enhancements that make this 102-year-old design easier to shoot and manipulate. Available in three barrel lengths—3, 4 and 5 inches—I have one on order to review. MSRP is $1,568, which is about normal for a pistol of this quality.
Kimber Rimfire Conversion Kit
Another new item in the Kimber booth that intrigued me is a rimfire conversion kit for the Ultra Compact pistols. I have a 3-inch Ultra Carry II and welcome the opportunity to practice with .22 LR ammo in it. One is on the way, and I’ll be reporting on it soon.
Bullseye Camera Systems
This relatively new company is offering shooters an opportunity to have a closed-circuit television recording of their targets virtually anywhere at ranges up to 1,000 yards. I see this as a boon to load developers and long-range shooters, especially those of us whose eyes aren’t quite what they used to be. This is another cool tool I plan on wringing out as soon as the weather permits around Wyoming.
Berger .338-Caliber Match Grade Elite Hunter
Our friends at Berger Bullets are moving into the medium bores with a pair of .338-caliber, match-grade hunting bullets. Available in 250 and 300 grains, I expect them to be extremely accurate, especially at long range. I expect to give them a whirl on the far side of 500 yards later this spring, along with that Bullseye Camera system.
Now it’s time to head back home and soak my sore feet!