Kimber 1911 Pistole
Calibers: .45 ACP
Compact and Pro Carry pistols have 4-inch bushingless match grade bull barrels.
Compact Stainless II has a shorter frame yet retains 7-round magazine capacity.
Kimber aluminum frames have been tested to over 20,000 rounds without evidence of meaningful wear.
All Compact and Pro Carry pistols use a proven single recoil spring design.
Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 5.25
Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 36
Length (inches): 7.7
Magazine capacity: 7
Recoil spring (pounds): 22
Finish: Matte black oxide
Width (inches): 1.28
Frontstrap checkering (30 LPI)
Finish: Matte black oxide
Steel match grade
Length (inches): 4
Twist rate (left hand): 16
Meprolight Tritium 3-dot night, fixed
Radius (inches): 5.7
Aluminum match grade
Factory setting (approx. pounds): 4-5
About Compact II & Pro Carry II Family:
The 1911 is the finest defense pistol ever brought to market. Beyond its legendary power and dependability, a 1911 is safe, fast into action and flat enough to tuck under a belt or ride well in a holster. Models with shorter barrels and shorter, lighter frames are some of the most popular concealed carry pistols available today.
Kimber Pro Carry pistols feature a 4-inch match grade bull barrel that fits directly to the slide without a bushing. One inch shorter than a full-size 1911, they are every bit as dependable but easier to conceal. Pro Carry pistols are available with steel, stainless steel or lightweight aluminum frames that reduce overall weight by seven ounces. Kimber aluminum frames are machined from solid blocks of 7075-T7 aluminum to the same critical dimensions as the steel frames. They have been tested to over 20,000 rounds without evidence of meaningful wear.
The Compact Stainless II .45 ACP goes a step further. Both the barrel and frame are shorter than a full-size 1911. With a stainless steel slide and frame, this pistol is rugged and easier to control during rapid fire.
Pro Carry pistols are available with a wide variety of features like night sights, Crimson Trace® Lasergrips®, tactical rail and frontstrap checkering. Most are chambered in .45 ACP, but 9mm, 38 Super and .40 are also available.
Many of the standard features found on every Kimber 1911 pay off double in a carry pistol. Sights and edges are rounded and blended so clothing will not catch. The magazine well is beveled and the magazine release button is extended for fast reloading. The match grade trigger breaks clean and consistent from shot to shot. Still, Kimber quality is the most important feature - because that is your assurance of superb dependability. Selecting a carry pistol is one of the most important decisions anyone will ever make. Make sure not to settle for anything less than the best.
Kimber builds the finest 1911 pistols in the world. A bold statement, maybe, but backed by the actions of the best law enforcement units, military forces and competition shooters. Legendary LAPD™ SWAT tested five major 1911 brands and chose Kimber. United States Marines assigned to Special Operations Command carry Kimber. The U.S.A. Shooting Team trains for rapid fire Olympic competition with Kimber.
On the strength of unequaled quality, Kimber sells more pistols into the growing 1911 market than any other manufacturer. Predictably, every year another gun company that specializes in something else trots out a 1911 with hopes of grabbing market share. While none of these pistols matches Kimber in quality or features - and many cost more - they do a great job of confusing things. Follow the lead of the experts. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Trust your next shot to Kimber.
Every Kimber 1911 pistol is made in a state-of-the-art American factory from the finest raw materials and with manufacturing tolerances up to three times as tight as the competition. Over 200 inspections are performed during the manufacturing process by both people and specialized machines. When completed, every pistol must pass a comprehensive safety inspection that includes test firing to ensure all quality standards have been met. Unlike other manufacturers, Kimber does not purchase from 1911 parts houses. After all, the only way to do things right is to do them yourself.
Over the years, the Kimber 1911 line has grown to include 70 models in a wide variety of sizes and calibers. Some are intended for specific uses like concealed carry or competition, while others do just about everything. Some are more traditional 1911s and many are loaded with special features and built by hand in the Custom Shop.
Kimber 1911 pistols are topped with premium fixed, adjustable or night sights securely mounted in machined dovetails. Unequaled quality and dependability made Kimber number one. Others make claims, copy and compare - even want you to believe they make pistols in America. Let them take their best shot at number one. Just make sure you take your best shot with a Kimber.
Custom features like high ride beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety and Commander-style hammer are part of every Kimber. The Ultra CDP II .45 ACP is short, light and absolutely dependable. It is the finest full-power concealed carry pistol available today.
Kimber 1911 barrels are carefully machined with match grade dimensions to ensure accuracy, and they are also one piece for superior strength. Barrel bushings on centerfires are also match grade, and all are machined from stainless steel blanks.
Chambers are cut to exacting match grade dimensions and then carefully finished for flawless feeding and extraction. Ejection ports are lowered and flared so ejecting brass clears easily. Everything is done inside the Kimber factory.
Kimber pistols have factory tuned match grade trigger groups that break crisp and clean. Slide and magazine releases are slightly extended for quick location and easy operation. Frame has a high kidney cut for best grip position.