Gear: M1911A1 (Kimber SWAT Custom II)


M1911A1 (Kimber SWAT Custom II)

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: 900.00
Average Rating:
(6 Votes)

Until just a few years ago, the only way to get a 1911 pistol as good as the Kimber Custom was from a custom pistolsmith. Drop off a pistol, wait a few months and spend more than a few hundred dollars, hoping all the while that what you got back would look decent and actually work. Kimber changed all that, delivering a 1911 pistol with unequaled accuracy and dependability right out of the box, one costing less than what shooters had been paying for their custom work alone. More than anything else, the advent of the Kimber Custom ignited the 1911 popularity seen today. The Custom is now the Custom II, because like most Kimber 1911s it incorporates the Kimber Firing Pin Safety™ that makes each pistol more secure without impeding performance or altering trigger pull. It has also become a family, with twenty one models in four calibers. LAPD™ SWAT Team carries them. So do United States Marines, thousands of law enforcement officers and hundreds of thousands of American shooters who refuse to compromise with either a lesser pistol design or another brand. Today, the Kimber Custom sets the standard for all production 1911 pistols. Models are offered with fixed, adjustable or night sights. Some have the Kimber Tactical Rail™ for accessory mounting. Many have slides and frames machined from stainless steel. Others are finished in traditional polished blue or the premium KimPro II&trade finish that is self-lubricating and shuts out the elements. Chamberings range from 9mm and the flat-shooting 38 Super to the powerhouses 10mm. Naturally, most are chambered in the cartridge the 1911 was designed to fire, the great .45 ACP. As with all Kimber pistols, standard features set Customs apart from other brands. Barrels, barrel bushings, chambers and triggers are all machined to match grade dimensions. Ejection ports are lowered and flared. Sights are mounted in dovetails machined into the slide. Thumb safeties are extended. Highride beavertail grip safeties also have a memory bump. Kimber Customs are made the right way and from start to finish in the Kimber factory here in America. There is no other way to ensure such a high level of quality.

Member Reviews

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    cgregor12, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:54:00 UTC.
    1st review

    My buddy works from the Riverside County Sheriffs Department and I went out shooting with him and he carries this as his sidearm...MAN!!! it was took me a few mags to finally get a feel for the gun but after thats it was smooth jams or any problems with it and the recoil was surprisingly not bad at all.......if you like the 45. calibar and can spend the dough for it i would recommend this gun...and it has a tac rail for lights or lasers...

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    Anonymous, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:01:07 UTC.

    An awesome gun.............

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    TinBadge, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 09:55:37 UTC.

    Just bought a Custom II with night sights. The only diffrence in it is the SWAT has checkering on the front of the grip but figured I could live without that. This is probably the best shooting pistol I have ever held. I feels great to grip and also has an excellent recoil that allows you to get back on target very quickly. Sad to say but I can shoot better with it than my duty weapon which is a Glock 21. Right out of the box and never shooting a 1911 before I was shooting 2 and 3 inch groups head and body from the 3, 5, 7, and 15 yard line day and night to qualify for my off duty carry. I would recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a 1911 as it is a fine peice of craftsmanship. Only thing I am changing on it is I have ordered a set of Cocobolo Dorado smooth Slim grips from Esmeralda as I have med size hands and this will also help with conceald carry a little bit.

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    Posse44, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 16:24:29 UTC.

    Own a Kimber and use it as my current duty gun. Could not ask for a better gun...Besides the headquarters is just down the road from me.

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    Uncon214, Wed, 30 Dec 2009 05:02:35 UTC.

    LAPD David Platoon runs these..... What more do you need to prove it's amazing?

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    Chaser1, Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:03:03 UTC.

    If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Don't paint it. Don't put bling on it. Don't make it match your other gear. In 1909 John Moses Browning had an idea. In 1911 it became reality on a global scale. It's still around because it hasn't needed to be replaced. Like the Kbar knife. Like the bowtie on Chevrolets.

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