April 29, 2011
It boasts design achievements that have, one small step at a time, brought the 1911 to the brink of carry-pistol-perfection, such as a rounded butt that, like Ed Brown's famous Bobtail design, minimizes printing under a light shirt; "Carry Melt" rounded edges to avoid fraying your Calvin Kleins; and the proprietary KimPro II self-lubricating, highly durable finish.
Shooting Times had one of the full-size models in house on loan for a couple months, and I had the opportunity to shoot it fairly extensively. One early Saturday morning I had the chance to take it to a bowling pin match, and almost didn't, reasoning that its light weight would diminish recoil control and slow down follow-up shots. I surprised myself by winning the match with it. The pistol pointed naturally, had an excellent trigger, and never malfunctioned once during all my shooting, even with fast, light hollowpoints for those bowling pins.
Unfortunately, I was unable to properly accuracy test it, but it hit exactly at or just slightly above point of aim, depending on the load, and consistently enough to easily hit various small targets while plinking. And while my home state of Illinois doesn't allow concealed carry of any sort, I did pack it around in my own home enough to know it carries well. It's a lightweight, reliable, and accurate full-size 1911. What more could you want?