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Kimber Custom


Semi-Automatic Single-Action (SA) Pistol / Handgun


The Kimber Custom can count Los Angeles SWAT police and United States Force Recon as two of its high-profile operators.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/24/2017
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Specifications


Year: 1997
Manufacturer(s): Kimber Manufacturing, Incorporated - USA
Roles: Close Quarters Battle (CQB)/Personal Security; Sidearm;
Action: Semi-Automatic; Single-Action (SA)
Caliber(s): .45 ACP
Sights: Iron Front and Rear.
Overall Length: 220 mm (8.66 in)
Barrel Length: 127 mm (5.00 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 2.37 lb (1.08 kg)
Operators: United States
The Kimber Custom is a Colt M1911 semi-automatic handgun available since 1997 through Kimber Manufacturing. It is primarily seen in .45 ACP - the same caliber of the original M1911 - and takes on the original's form and function. The base offering has a 5" barrel assembly with steel frame construction. The solid trigger is custom and the ejection port is slightly recessed while there is both a grip safety and beavertail safety mechanism. A 7-, 8- and 10-round magazine are used for feeding the .45 ACP cartridges.

The Custom II differs primarily in having an internal safety at the firing pin. The Custom TLE II is a Tactical Law Enforcement (TLE) model and issued to elements of L.A. SWAT police. The TLE is a family of guns with several subvariants included. The "Warrior" and "Desert Warrior" models are other offshoots of the Custom and these issued to elements of the USMC's MARSOC special units.






Variants / Models



• Custom - Base Series Model
• Custom II - Follow-up model
• Custom TLE - Tactical Law Enforcement model; various subvariants added.
• Warrior / Desert Warrior - Variant issued to USMC MARSOC units.
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