MANUFACTURER(S): Kimber Manufacturing, Incorporated - USA
ACTION: Semi-Automatic; Single-Action (SA)
LENGTH (OVERALL): 220 millimeters (8.66 inches)
LENGTH (BARREL): 127 millimeters (5.00 inches)
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 2.37 pounds (1.08 kilograms)
SIGHTS: Iron Front and Rear.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Kimber Custom Semi-Automatic Single-Action (SA) Pistol / Handgun.
Entry last updated on 7/24/2017.
Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
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.
Where applicable, the appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Russian Ministry of Defense, Chinese Ministry of Defense or British Ministry of Defence visual information does not imply or constitute endorsement of this website (www.MilitaryFactory.com). Images marked with "www.MilitaryFactory.com" or featuring the Military Factory logo are copyrighted works exclusive to this site and not for reuse in any form.