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  1. I've been using them for the past few years but only for competition (IDPA). Can't speak on the hollow points, but their jacketed ones run great. Fully jacketed and no problems pushing them. My usual load for 10mm is 10.7gr of Blue Dot with a 1.250 COAL.
  2. I've got a Kimber 10mm Eclipse and use Kimber's "mil-spec" guide rod and solid plug along with a 23lb recoil spring. Works great with the full powerish to full power loads I usually shoot and works with FBI Lite loads as well. About 5,000rds and no problems. Thinking of shooting it a lot in IDPA this year for fun.
  3. I've had superb results with both the 9 and 10rd magazines for 10mm 1911s from Tripp Research in my Kimber Eclipse.
  4. Already drooling! Hoping to get a 10mm 1911 Commander one of these days!
  5. No need to convert it to .40 Short & Wimpy for ESP. Totally legal to shoot it with 10mm in SSP & ESP. Are you planning on full power loads or FBI Lite style loads? I'll probably do some of each with the Eclipse.
  6. Started breaking in a Kimber 10mm Eclipse this week. Planning on shooting it in IDPA this year in Ohio as much as brass and bullets hold out. Anyone else looking at shooting 10mm in IDPA this year? If so, what gun and division. ESP, SSP, or maybe even an ESR person or two? Nothing like the reactions I sometimes get when shooting a full power load from both the SOs and other shooters! Unfortunately the G20 & G29 don't fit my hand very well. Can imagine the looks I'd get at a bug match with my loads in a G29!
  7. In the warmer months, when we have IDPA here in Ohio, I regularly drive an hour to a match. Sometimes get out a little further with a 2 hour drive. Longest is a 3 hour drive having to leave by 6:30a. Still try getting there once a year for sentimental reasons, first place I ever shot IDPA (or any competition).
  8. My Kimber 10mm Eclipse's recoil springs are the same diameter & length as the standard spring. I use a Wolff 22lb recoil spring (Kimber ships it with a 18.5lb spring but thought it a little weak since I feed it a regular diet of full power loads). I believe the Delta Elites use a dual recoil spring setup which will be different but even there you can convert it to a standard guide rod setup and springs.
  9. I posted these pics there as well, but nothing wrong with seeing more pictures of 10mms out there! I went with the Kimber panels on mine and love how they look and feel. I've got either the Kimber or Carbon Creations carbon fiber grips on almost all of my 1911s. Currently trying out Colt Gold Cup grips on the ones without front strap checkering. Added the magwell to my Eclipse 10mm and also changed to a Milspec guide rod and recoil plug.
  10. I've been very happy with my Kimber Eclipse. Almost 5000rds through it since I got it last fall with no issues. I did move up to a 22lb recoil spring since I usually shoot full power loads.
  11. Don't think anyone gasped at the power. It was more a WTF which the noise and especially how far back it threw the brass. At about 1:00 into the video you can see the SO have to check it out! I did warn him at the start about how it threw the brass back and that they were 9rd magazines. He had to ask if I was shooting a 10mm out of choice? Told him it was just a fun gun to shoot!
  12. Had the 10mm Eclipse with me yesterday at the IDPA match at PCSI in Circleville, OH. As always had a great time! Friend was there and put together a great video. About a minute in you can see the SO have to check out how far it throws brass!
  13. The past month or so I've been shooting my 10mm Kimber Eclipse in IDPA for fun. Definitely a little slower than with the 9mm in ESP but have loved some of the reactions. I've tried to be considerate and warn the SO about how aggressively it throws the brass but at least one has gotten a few pieces thrown right at him! To help wake the range gods from their winter slumber here in Ohio I've been shooting 165gr bullets with 9.8gr of Power Pistol. Very authoritative sounding! A few people waiting their turn have commented on it! At a local club that has weekly IDPA practice sessions it's usually been an 180gr bullet and 10.7gr of Blue Dot. Side benefit is when I shoot my .45 it feels like nothing.
  14. Brought the 10mm Eclipse out to one of the first IDPA club matches in Ohio this year and got some attention. 165gr with 9.8gr of Power Pistol made for a loud and flashy (well, indoor anyway) load. Chrono range session a few weeks ago came out at 1280fps. If you aren't familiar with the Kimber, it really throws the brass even with an increased weight recoil spring. Tried to warn the SOs but some didn't listen and one got pelted with brass the first few shots! Otherwise a couple WTF are you shooting comments and a fun day in the sun.
  15. I've never been able to get used to the stock Glock sights. Any Glock I've ever gotten has had some form of 3 dot sights put on it, either fiber or night. Have to ask about the Witness compact. A local store got one in (steel not polymer) and I was thinking of getting it but skipped. Heard lots of horror stories about sights breaking, sights coming off, cracked frames, feed issues, etc. that I decided to skip it. How is yours holding up and what type of accuracy does it have?
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