January 13, 2016
Kimber announced the addition of new models, features and caliber extensions to its 2016 product lineup.
In addition to giving its foundational line of 1911s a new look with the new Two-Tone and Stainless II product lines, Kimber has expanded the 1911 9mm caliber options to include the Pro CDP II and all three sizes of Stainless Raptor II. The Eclipse Target II is now available in .38 Super.
Along with the caliber expansion of 9mm into Micro product line, Kimber has expanded the Micro .380 ACP models to include the RCP and DC families. The RCP (Refined Carry Pistol) features all black construction, removable trench-cut sights, ambidextrous thumb safety, vertical back strap serrations and rosewood grips or rosewood laminated Crimson Trace Lasergrips. Suggested retail price starts at $775. The Micro DC (Deep Cover) features all black construction, tritium night sights, ambidextrous safety, checkered mainspring, black cherry G10 grips or Crimson Trace Lasergrips and ships with an extended magazine. Suggested retail price starts at $877.
New 9mm Micro
This year, the Micro 9 joins ranks with the .380 Micro introduced in 2012, offering the same small-scale 1911 ergonomics, a single action trigger, superior safety features and all-metal construction.
The Micro 9 barrel and slide is machined from stainless steel for resistance to moisture, while the frame is shaped from the aluminum for integrity and strength. One of the most important Micro design advantages is a single action trigger with a short, smooth pull that ensures accuracy and confidence. The thumb safety, slide release and magazine release are pure 1911 in design. Other standard features include a lowered and flared ejection port for flawless ejection and a beveled magazine well for fast, positive loading. Sights are steel — not plastic — and mounted in machined dovetails for additional durability.
The Micro 9 is currently available in three models: Micro 9 Stainless, Micro 9 Two-Tone and Micro 9 Crimson Carry. Ideal for any shooter, the Micro 9 will set a new level of expected quality and shootability to the 9mm micro-compact for concealed carry, everyday carry and home protection. Suggested retail price starts at $654.
The Amethyst Ultra II features an amethyst purple PVD-coated slide and small parts for a unique look and added durability. The high-polish PVD slide is accented by detailed engraving and the slim, ball-milled G-10 grips offer positive contact for any hand size. This 1911 comes standard with custom features Kimber is known for, including a Round Heel frame, ball-milled grooves on the front strap, ambidextrous thumb safety and Tactical Wedge night sights.
This new pistol has a 3-inch barrel, weighs in at 25 ounces and is offered in both .45 ACP and 9mm. The Amethyst Ultra II and other Special Edition Kimber pistols are available at Kimber Master Dealers across America. Suggest retail price is $1,652.
Kimber 1911 Updates
The TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement) II was originally designed with and for today's elite law enforcement units as a no-frills workhorse. Kimber has refined the TLE family by adding a flat top slide and an integrated mainspring lanyard slot to aid in carry and retention. New aggressively textured black and green G-10 grips complete the look of this defensive firearm and provide a positive grip. TLE models are offered in three different sizes, two finishes and three caliber options, and some are available with a Kimber Tactical Rail and/or a barrel threaded for suppression. Suggested retail price starts at $1,007.
The new Gold Match II and Super Match II families now offer features new for 2016, including a 30 lines-per-inch serrated flat top slide. The Super Match II also offers a skirted slide, rear of slide serrations, a high undercut under the trigger guard, 30 lines-per-inch front strap and under trigger guard checkering, flush fit crowned barrel, flush extended magwell and walnut grips. Suggested retail price starts at $1,264 for the Gold Match II and $2,613 for the Super Match II.
Kimber Two-Tone and Stainless II 1911s
Kimber announced the introduction of the Two-Tone II and Stainless II families as its new foundational 1911 product line. With Kimber's signature modern-classic style, the new Two-Tone and Stainless II 1911 families embody all the custom features found standard on every Kimber 1911.
The Two-Tone family is built from quality raw materials that are both machined and hand-crafted into the 1911 that all others are measured against. Each member of this family features a hand-fitted slide and frame paired early in the manufacturing process, a beveled magazine well, metal mainspring housing, match-grade trigger, dovetail mounted sights, rosewood grips and a two-tone frame and slide finish. Available in both .45 ACP and 9mm, Two-Tone models come in three sizes: Custom (5-inch barrel), Pro (4-inch barrel) and Ultra (3-inch barrel). Suggested retail price starts at $837.
The Stainless II family combines features found in the Two-Tone family with the classic look and rugged durability of stainless steel. Refined scallop/checkered rosewood logo grips round out this classic. These models are also offered in Custom, Pro and Ultra sizes and are available in both .45 ACP and 9mm. Suggested retail price starts at $891.
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