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This is the one ftsibley scored a few months back. I traded a Pro Crimson Carry for it. The TLE is one of the transition models with the external extractor. Two hundred rounds down the pipe with four Fail-to-Feed stoppages. Both times from the same magazine, a Colt Stainless 8 round.

What magazines are ya'll using? Who has them at the best price? I can get Kimber Stainless locally for about $25 each. I cannot abide something that could leave me cold like that. That magazine will be painted red and relegated to the practice pile.
 

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I wouldn't personally recommend Kimber magazines.

Try a Wilson Combat or Tripp Research magazine. Magazines are the Achilles Heel of the 1911. Without quality magazines, I've seen lots of guns fail.

Unfortunately the quality magazines ARE expensive, but think of it this way. You only have to buy them ONCE.
 

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wilson combat 47d's i run dc in mine. when i had the gun thats the magazines i used and had no failures. i thought that i traded it with the original kimber magazine in it, did it come with a colt mag in it?
 

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I have a TLE II as well. I use the 10 rnd CM powermags as well as shooting star 8 rounders. Both have worked flawlessly.
 

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Glad to hear that. You liking the gun?
I finally got to take the pro carry out. I like it, muzzle climb is a touch more noticable than my govt lengths but nothing that caused any problems.

i put out some ******* re-active targets (budlight bottles in a bayou) and made quick work of them.
 
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Us more sofistikated types use Southern Pecan bottles. You really aught to try adding a little class to your act.

That muzzle climb had a lot to do with my dislike. The pistol just didn't feel right to me.
 

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That aluminuminuminum frame has a lot to do with that. My first ever Kimber was the 5" Custom CDP II, aluminum framed, so I got accustomed to it (I thought). When I got the 4" models it was more noticeable, not severe, but there. I fixed it by ordering a Pro Carry HD II, which has the steel frame.

Still fun to shoot, and the laser is entertaining for bystanders...
 

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I didn't see this posted, and I know you probably know this, but if you return the gun, they'll replace the slide for no charge on those external extractors (or so I'm told). I've not had one, and my understanding of it runs along the lines of: if yours works, it works great, and when it doesn't, it's a wet bag o' poo....
 

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i have two other 1911 w/ aluminum frames (commander length) and knew what the trade-off would be. if i am doing a bunch of shooting it will be with one of my govt all steel ones. for carry you cant beat the lightweight ones.

as far as the CT Grips, my cats love them, they will chase them 7ft up the wall. I can open my safe and they come running and look for the red flashy thing that lives in the safe.
 

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Yep, good clean fun! Had out my RIA today with the CT grips, and had my cat chasing the lil' red dot all over my office. Hilarious to see a cat that is 5 lbs overweight jiggling around like a kitten swatting at that dot...
 
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