Kimber’s New Sapphire Pistols

    Kimber is coming out with some more Sapphire pistols. They are adding a Pro II and a Solo in Sapphire style.

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    The Pro II Sapphire will retail for $1,650.

    Specifications

    • Caliber: 9mm
    • Height (inches) 90 degrees to barrel: 5.25
    • Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 28
    • Length (inches): 7.7
    • Magazine capacity: 9
    • Ambidextrous thumb safety
    • Recoil spring (pounds): 16.0
    • Full-length guide rod

    Frame

    • Material: Aluminum
    • Finish: Satin silver
    • KimPro II™ frame finish
    • Width (inches): 1.28
    • PVD coating on small parts
    • Front strap checkering: ball-milled grooves
    • Grooved aluminum mainspring housing

    Slide

    • Material: Stainless steel
    • Finish: High polish bright blue PVD
    • Cut scroll engraving and border

    Barrel

    • Length: 4-inch
    • Material: Stainless steel, match grade
    • Twist rate (left hand): 16

    Sights

    • Type: Tactical Wedge night sights, fixed
    • Radius: 5.7 inches

    Grips

    • blue/black ball-milled G-10 thin grips

    Trigger

    • Solid aluminum, match grade
    • Factory setting (approximate pounds): 4.0–5.0

     

    The Solo Carry Sapphire will retail for $1,291.

    Specifications

    • Caliber: 9mm
    • Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 3.9
    • Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 17
    • Length (inches): 5.5
    • Magazine capacity: 6 rounds

    Frame

    • Material: Aluminum
    • Finish: Satin silver
    • KimPro II™ frame finish
    • PVD coating on small parts
    • Width (inches): .995 not including safety

    Slide

    • Material: Stainless steel
    • Finish: High polish bright blue PVD
    • Cut scroll engraving and border

    Barrel

    • Length (inches): 2.7
    • Material: Stainless steel
    • Twist rate (left hand): 10

    Sights

    • Meprolight Tritium 3-dot night sight, fixed
    • Radius (inches): 4.4

    Grips

    • Blue/black ball-milled

    Trigger

    • Type: Double action striker-fired
    • Factory setting (approximate pounds): 7

     

    The Kimber rep even mentioned plans to make a Sapphire 1911 with a black frame. Not sure if it will be the Ultra II or Pro II. My friend Ben, gunsmith at Kimber, came up with that combination early last year. I got a chance to shoot it. His was a Ultra II with a black frame. He called it “Sapphire Noir”. Im trying to get a picture of it and will update when I get it.

    Nicholas C

    Steadicam Gun Operator
    Night Vision & Thermal Aficionado
    Flashlight/Laser Enthusiast
    USPSA competitor

    Any questions please email him at [email protected]


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