It never ceases to amaze me that when I actually PLAN ahead to buy anything, I (& the wife) talk myself out of it.
But when it comes to feeding my new hobby of shooting/owning guns & "accessories".......ummmm not so much.

Anyways.............

I HAD put a set of CTC laser Grips - which I don't REALLY need, it was more of a coolness factor - for $300 on layaway in late Mar. for the XD which I had every intention of picking up this friday when I make the final pmt, and THEN the plan was to invest in a AR15 or another XD.

UNTIL - a newly traded in - low round count - Stainless KIMBER Target II 1911 chambered in 9mm w/4 mags was "brought" to my attention today on my weekly visit to the gun shop. (yes I'm bored)
I was informed that it had been a "special order custom" for a fellow club member for about $1150 and it's being offered to me........for about $700.....that I could transfer the funds I've already paid on the CTC Grips instead......DOUGH!! (bang head here)


So......Kimber 1911 in 9mm - Good?.....Bad?

- I've heard agruments from a few 1911 purist's that the idea of putting John Browning's ultimate handgun chambered in 9mm amounts to nothing less than sacrilidge.....

On the one side...... I alway WANTED a 1911 frame and I don't re-load so I prefer 9mm for simply the price vs. .45ACP........and $700 seems a decent price.....
On the other side.......DO I actually NEED IT.....and I should mention that over the past 5 months I've ALMOST got the wife convinced on the idea of getting an AR15.....OR....the new XD-M.....
The owner of the gun shop I use is going to let me shoot it tonight to get a "feel" for it..........ahhh.....I'm done for.........just put a flashing neon sign saying "SUCKER!!!" over my head..........