September 08, 2020
Roughly 25 years ago, Kimber turned the 1911 world on its ear by offering 1911s straight from the factory loaded with what, at the time, were features previously only available from custom gunsmiths—combat sights, properly fit beavertails, extended thumb safeties, etc. Basically, you were getting the equivalent of full-house custom 1911s (not in fit, but in features) straight from the factory. And, perhaps most importantly, these tricked-out pistols, offering most if not all of the modern upgrades Jeff Cooper by that time had been promoting for twenty years, were priced far less than the similar gunsmith-produced pistols.
Fast-forward a quarter of a century, and Kimber...
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