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Old 06-17-2005, 01:16 PM
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Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2




Has anyone seen/handled a Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2? I just read the article in "American Rifleman" (July, 2005, page 64). It was a nice read. Accuracy reports seem excellent, but my question is, how does it feel weight-wise with the stainless steel slide? I would by far prefer the strainless steel slide to the aluminum slide on the Rimfire Target .22! Does Kimber yet offer the Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2 slide as an after-market kit? Or just the .22 LR still? I have reviewed the Kimber site and was unable to locate any info Re: the Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2 slide. Any info. would be appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2005, 05:37 PM
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Has anyone seen/handled a Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2? I just read the article in "American Rifleman" (July, 2005, page 64). It was a nice read. Accuracy reports seem excellent, but my question is, how does it feel weight-wise with the stainless steel slide? I would by far prefer the strainless steel slide to the aluminum slide on the Rimfire Target .22! Does Kimber yet offer the Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2 slide as an after-market kit? Or just the .22 LR still? I have reviewed the Kimber site and was unable to locate any info Re: the Rimfire Target .17 Mach 2 slide. Any info. would be appreciated.

Gene
Talked to my bud who is a master kimber dealer....they have them in stock, also saw the conversion kits on ebay for around 335.00. I think I might just have to buy one.
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:03 PM
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I have a Mach 2 and a .22 top for it

Gene:

I purchased the Mach 2 about a year ago. It is a blast to shoot... such a tiny hole. I purchased it along with another top for it in .22LR. I now have a pistol that mimics the trigger pull, sights, grip, sight picture of my .45's. It weighs about as much as my CDP Pro. It feels about as heavy as many of the polymer guns out there. I wasn't as concerned about weight but did notice while in a gun shop one day that the .22 Rimfire felt much lighter. I was surprised. My Mach 2 must have the harder aluminum frame, and a steel top. I haven't weighed them.

I've posted two range reports as I did do a little "home" gunsmithing rather then send it back to Kimber. The guns are coated or anodized all over... this means even the inside of and mating parts of the slide. I found the .22 to be sluggish and finicky to ammo... well of course... the slide ramp that pushes the disconnector was rough. I took a Dremel and polished it up... now it's not finicy about ammo and snaps right thru the mag.

The mag for the .17 Mach 2 also handles the .22LR so I ended up with two mags and two tops that work with my frame.

Both tops are fun to shoot.

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Old 10-15-2005, 10:22 PM
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I picked up one when they first came out. Has a steel top, not stainless though. Not bad weight wise, feels a little odd when you first start shooting it compared to my other 1911's. After about a mag worth I stop noticing the difference and then it is more me not doing my job them the pistol. Mine seems to like the Remington version of the ammo then the Hornady. Both cycle the weapon fine, I just get better accuracy with the Remington. They are a tad on the high priced side, but I do not regret getting this one. Ammo runs about 5.50 a box so it is not a real cost savings really if your concerned with ammo cost. I can shoot my .45 reloads lots cheaper. But it is a fun pistol and tends to surprise a lot of people when they see what that little 17 grain bullet can do.

Would have liked to seen one in 17 HMR


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