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Kimber Custom


Semi-Automatic Single-Action (SA) Pistol / Handgun (1997)


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The Kimber Custom can count Los Angeles SWAT police and United States Force Recon as two of its high-profile operators.



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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.

Specifications



Service Year
1997

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Classification


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


Kimber Manufacturing, Incorporated - USA
National flag of the United States United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
220 mm
8.66 in
Barrel Length
127 mm
5.00 in
Empty Wgt
2.37 lb
1.08 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear.


Action


Semi-Automatic; Single-Action (SA)

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.45 ACP

Rounds / Feed


7-, 8- or 10-round detachable box magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


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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