Kimber has taken one of their new models for 2018, the KHX series of 1911s, and upgraded it even further. Now you can get the KHX Custom (5″ barrel models) with a factory-installed Trijicon RMR. This upgrade obviously bumps the price for consumers, but it will immediately improve most anybody’s accuracy as well.
The new KHX Custom OI (Optics Installed) can be purchased either with or without a rail (RL – designation). The KHX Custom/RL OI weighs in at 39 ounces while the KHX Custom OI tips the scale at 38 ounces. So if you are an advocate of rail accessories or not it is not going to make or break you on the scale. The general overview of features and specifications for these new models can be read below:
- Overall Height, Length & Width: 5.25” | 8.7” | 1.28”
- Magazine Capacity: 8-Round (.45 ACP & 10mm) | 9-Round (9mm)
- Recoil Spring: 16 Lbs (.45 ACP) | 12 Lbs (9mm) | 18.5 Lbs (10mm)
- Frame/Slide Material & Finish: Gray, KimPro II on Stainless Steel
- Barrel Length: 5” Stainless Steel, Match-Grade with Stainless Steel, Match-Grade Bushing
- Twist Rate: 1 in 16” Left-Hand
- MSRP: $1,946 (.45 ACP) | $1,967 (9mm & 10mm)
The exact red dot that you are receiving with this package is the Trijicon RMR Type-2, 3.25 MOA Red Dot Optic. This optic will also co-witness with the white dot iron sights that are also installed on the pistol. Some other notable elements of this pistol are the Hogue Magrip G-10 Mag Grips which give the piece its unique color, curb appeal and fast-reload functionality. You also, like many Kimber 1911s, have a Premium Aluminum Trigger with a 4.0 – 5.0 Lbs Pull Weight.
Kimber had this short, but succinct statement to make about their new variations of the KHX 1911 pistol:
The KHX Custom/RL (OI) has a milled slide that has a Trijicon 3.25MOA TYPE 2 RMR optic installed. Equipped with 1913 Picatinney accessory rail & Stiplex front strap stippling for extra grip confidence.
With a price-point that is fluttering very close to $2,000 this could be out of the price range of many shooters. What do all of you think? This is a very feature-heavy pistol with an equally heavy price tag. Are you a buyer at the $2K starting point? Or is this Kimber pistol one you will pass on? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below!