Kimber have announced the launch of a brand new line of striker-fired subcompact carry pistols. Perhaps best known for their revolvers and 1911s, Kimber’s new EVO SP is part of a major expansion of the company’s product line. You can check out Adam’s coverage of Kimber’s other new products here.
The news emerged via a post on Kimber’s dealer blog, with the announcement that the pistols were available for dealer orders as of November 5th. The new 9mm striker-fired EVO SP family comes in four models, with metal slide and frame, it has no manual safety and has tritium night sights and matching ‘G10 Stiplex-inspired’ grips and backstrap. No magazine capacity was listed in the product information but one press photo shows a single stack magazine.
Here’s Kimber’s press release on the new pistols:
Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the across the board expansion of all it’s product lines, with the addition of a completely new for 2019 Product Line, EVO SP™.
With a cutting edge yet functional design, Kimber’s new EVO SP was designed to be the top of the line choice in subcompact concealed carry pistols. The striker-fired EVO SP is the ideal choice for shooters that demand a dependable, feature-packed, compact-size firearm with the benefits of all metal construction for reduced muzzle rise. The EVO SP CS (Custom Shop) boasts features like Stiplex front and rear cocking serrations, Stiplex front strap checkering, G10 Stiplex-inspired black and gray grips and backstrap, stainless steel slide and barrel feature FNC finish and matching frame cuts to accent the slide and overall appearance. Available in 4 different models, EVO SP Custom Shop, CDP, TLE, and Two-Tone are all chambered in 9mm.
Here’s some photos of the new line:
Kimber’s info sheet on the EVO SP describes it as:
Designed to be the ultimate choice in concealed carry pistols, EVO SP was tailored by Kimber engineers to be the best shooting and most well equipped compact metal framed pistol on the market. Not only was EVO SP machined to the tightest alllowable tolerances it was also put through multiple iterations of hands-on human factors testing to ensure the best possible user experience before finalizing the design. Standout features include an innovative grip system that eliminates hardware on thegrip surface, a magazine release that can be configured for right or left-handed shooters, a striker indicator that allows for both a visual and physical confirmation the striker is cocked, disassembly with no trigger press, ledged tritium night sights for single hand manipulations and a sight picture no matter the light conditions, and a 6-7lb trigger with crisp reset. EVO SP is the ideal choice for shooters that demand a feature packed, compact size striker-fired firearm matched with all metal construction.
The EVO SP family is priced as follows: EVO SP (CS) MSRP $1047, EVO SP (CDP) MSRP $949, EVO SP (TLE) MSRP $925, EVO SP (TWO-TONE) MSRP $856.