Kimber Expands Premium 9mm 1911 Models

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Press release

Yonkers, New York, January 10, 2007 – Kimber® has announced the new Aegis family of premium 1911 pistols chambered in 9mm. The Aegis IIâ„¢ was the first ultra-compact 9mm pistol in company history. Introduced in May 2006 as a limited edition, demand was so great that it has become a family of three pistols. This year, the Aegis is renamed the Ultra Aegis IIâ„¢. It has a 3-inch barrel, compact frame and comes with an 8-round magazine. The Pro Aegis IIâ„¢ has a 4-inch barrel, full size frame and 9-round magazine. The Custom Aegis IIâ„¢ incorporates a 5-inch barrel, full size frame and 9-round magazine.

Aegis pistols have a striking appearance. The matte black slide contrasts with the satin silver frame, and both are complimented by slim rosewood ball-milled grips that improve fit to smaller hands. The flat top slide has the premium KimPro IIâ„¢ finish, wide cocking serrations and Tactical Wedge Tritium night sights. The aluminum frame is finished in satin silver KimPro II, has 30 LPI checkering on the front strap, a high relief cut under the trigger guard, bumped and grooved beavertail grip safety, a solid target trigger and matching silver small parts. As with all Kimber pistols, the trigger, chamber and barrel are match grade.

One of the most important Aegis features is the carry melt treatment on both frame and slide that rounds corners and edges. The hammer, thumb safety and magazine release button are bobbed, further reducing the profile and ensuring the pistol will not snag on clothing or holsters.

Proudly made in America and available at over 2,000 Kimber Master Dealers across the country, each Aegis carries a suggested retail price of $1,195.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • John Pratt John Pratt on Jul 31, 2009

    Want to purchase a Kimber 9 mmm new version cdpII light weight...Where can I get one?

  • Michael Lipson Michael Lipson on Feb 12, 2012

    I am the happy owner of the aegis ultra 11 3" for 2-3 yrs now and went through similar issues out of the box but persevered by using about 200 rounds. Not a hiccup once I read that magic # & have carried with confidence since continuing to practice at the range. The original 1911's did not have much and did not use anything but ball ammo and in that case I attempt to use as round an H. P. round as I can find which fore me is the Corbon cci Speer dot 9 mm 124 gr SHORT BARREL # 23611 CCI as it is perfect for the 3' barrel which CCI suggested for a. 3' barrel defensive. Expensive but for carry what price does one put on a life.sorry but a couple of Wilson Combat or Chip McCormick magazines makes the difference of night to day !!. Cant beat a cross bread holster. For this beauty.