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Kimber Custom


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


United States | 1997



"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.

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Physical
The physical qualities of the Kimber Custom. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
220 mm
8.66 in
O/A Length
127 mm
5.00 in
Barrel Length
2.37 lb
1.08 kg
Weight
Semi-Automatic; Single-Action (SA)
Action
.45 ACP
Caliber(s)
7-, 8- or 10-round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Iron Front and Rear.
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Kimber Custom Semi-Automatic Single-Action (SA) Pistol / Handgun family line.
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.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Kimber Custom. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Kimber Manufacturing, Incorporated - USA
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