Kimber 2015 Summer Collection

    Kimber announced today it’s summer collection of five new pistols. These pistols vary from a compact to full size 1911’s with engraving and other special features. In fact the “Diamond Ultra” is available in 45 acp of course but can also be ordered in 9mm.

    This is one of the new 1911’s and it seems appropriate. This photo shows the special Texas edition. I’m sure the engraving is done by machine but I have to say it looks nice and well thought out. The ivory type grips are a nice touch as well.

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    Texas Left Rear

    The other pistols in this summer collection will be released in the coming summer months. Here is a taste of the new custom pistols. There will be more to follow as we get the details on each pistol. While rather unusual to release this many new pistols this time of year I’m glad to see a company doing this in what is normally a slow time of the year. We also have a sample of the Texas pistol ordered for review.

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    From Kimbers press release:

    Kimber makes bold statements with 2015 Summer Collection

    Yonkers, New York — June 1, 2015 — Kimber’s 2015 Summer Collection is now available from Kimber Master Dealers. This year’s collection includes both 1911 and Micro models, a new gem-tone model to join the Sapphire and Onyx, striking engraving, limited edition specialized serial numbers and a big shout-out to the State
    of Texas.

    Diamond Ultra™ II, .45 ACP and 9mm
    The latest addition to Kimber’s Special Edition gem-tone line of 1911s is the Diamond Ultra™ II. Available in both .45 ACP and 9mm, the Diamond Ultra II features a mirror-polished slide and small parts, delicately engraved scroll accents and Special Edition markings on the slide, ambidextrous thumb safety, tritium night sights and aluminum ball-milled grips. Suggested retail price is $1,652.

    Stainless™ II (Classic Engraved Edition), .45 ACP
    The Stainless™ II (Classic Engraved Edition) has the timeless silhouette of a full-sized 1911, accented by vine and leaf full coverage engraving with stipple relief on the frame and slide. The mainspring housing is engraved to match. The pistol wears high-grade walnut grips with Ivory Micarta checkered inlay. Suggested retail price
    is $1,905.

    Stainless™ II (Texas Edition)
    The Stainless™ II (Texas Edition) is a 500 unit, Limited Edition model with a unique serial range beginning with the prefix TXE. High polished flats on the slide and frame beautifully accentuate the western leaf and scroll engraving with saw tooth border on the slide. A matching engraved pattern is also on the mainspring housing. The 1835 motto, “Come and Take It” appears on the left bonded ivory grip panel, and the great State of Texas with the state flag graces the right panel. Suggested retail price is $1,633.
    Micro Diamond™, .380 ACP

    The Micro Diamond™ .380 ACP is also new to the gem-tone line. It features mirror-polished slide and small parts, delicately engraved scroll accents and Special Edition markings on the slide, ambidextrous thumb safety, tritium night sights and Ivory Micarta ball-milled grips. Suggested retail price is $1,014.

    Micro Bel Air™, .380 ACP
    This sophisticated new member of the Micro family features a mirror-polished slide and small parts, beautiful
    Bel Air Blue finish on the frame and Ivory Micarta grips. Suggested retail price is $810.

    Kimber America

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.


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