Yonkers, New York, January 10, 2007 – KimberÂ® 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.