I took a friend into my favorite gun emporium (Dunn's in Pevely MO) and while he was buying his Kimber 1911 he mentioned they had another one there in 10mm. Alarm bells went off, my Inner Jewish Man fainted, and when I saw the price tag it was a done deal. I got it out of layaway last week and quickly christened it, "The Colonel", in honor of the late John (Jeff) Cooper, who was a guiding force in the creation of the 10 Millimeter cartridge. It went straight to the range and acquitted itself well, with a crisp trigger and good clear sights. I've been loading The Ten for many years now, so ammo was not an issue, and it's fun loading that caliber again. I had bought another 500 pieces of Starline brass to welcome the gun home, then discovered I already (still) had about a thousand pieces stashed.
It didn't take me long to decide that it was too plain the way it was, so I got on the horn with CDNN and ordered a few goodies for it. Current Kimbers only come with one magazine so I picked up a couple more, plus a set of faux-ivory grips to offset the deep black of the finish. I may have it cerrakoted later in a patriotic theme since it was an Independence Day present to myself, but that will be down the line a bit. For now it's just going to get hot and dirty a lot.