Kimber Releases New 1911 RAPIDE Models

    Kimber Releases New 1911 RAPIDE Models

    RAPIDE DAWN and SCORPIUS (Kimber)

    Kimber have announced two additions to their RAPIDE line of 1911s. The new 1911 RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius models are chambered in 9x19mm, built on stainless-steel frames and have 5-inch  match-grade barrels with a 1:16 left-hand twist. MSRP for both pistols is $1,729.00.

    Rapide Dawn - Kimber Releases New 1911 RAPIDE Models

    Rapide Dawn (Kimber)

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    Rapide Scorpius - Kimber Releases New 1911 RAPIDE Models

    Rapide Scorpius (Kimber)

    Here’s what Kimber have to say about the new RAPIDE models:

    Kimber Mfg. announces exciting new models to the highly popular line of RAPIDE 1911 pistols.

    Introducing the RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius. Aesthetically styled after the RAPIDE family of 1911 handguns, the new pistols feature the same stainless-steel slides with stepped cocking serrations and slide lightening cuts. The frame includes Kimber’s Stiplex textured front strap, as well as G-10 grips creating a secure grip surface area.

    RAPIDE Dawn pistols feature a frame and slide finished in Silver KimPro II with brush-polished flats and a Gold TiN finished barrel, and include Gray/Black RAPIDE G-10 grips. The RAPIDE Scorpius pistols feature frames and slides finished in Black KimPro II with brush-polished flats, and the barrel wears a Black DLC finish. This model features Black RAPIDE G-10 grips.

    The new 1911 RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius models are chambered in 9mm and are built on stainless-steel frames. These models will use 5-inch stainless-steel, match-grade barrels with a 1:16 left-hand twist. RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius 1911s are built around a 12-pound recoil spring and include a 9-round magazine. The two new RAPIDE models also include Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night sights with the company’s signature orange front ring. The RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius 1911 models measure 8.7” long, 5.25” tall, 1.28” wide, and tip the scales at 40 ounces.

    Here are the specs for the Dawn and Scorpius:

    Rapide Dawn (Kimber)

    Specifications for the RAPIDE Dawn:

    Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 5.25
    Width (inches): 1.28
    Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 40
    Length (inches): 8.7
    Barrel Length (inches): 5 with match grade bushing and Gold TiN Finish
    Magazine capacity: 9
    Recoil spring (pounds): 12.0
    Slide: Stainless steel, silver KimPro II finish w/brush polished flats and front serrations
    Sights: Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day Night w/Orange ring front
    Grips: Black RAPIDE G10 grips

    Rapide Scorpius (Kimber)

    Specifications for the RAPIDE Scorpius:

    Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 5.25
    Width (inches): 1.28
    Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 40
    Length (inches): 8.7
    Barrel Length (inches): 5 with match grade bushing and black DLC finish
    Magazine capacity: 9
    Recoil spring (pounds): 12.0
    Slide: Stainless steel, black KimPro II finish w/brush polished flats and front serrations
    Sights: Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day Night w/Orange ring front
    Grips: Black RAPIDE G10 grips

    Find out more at www.kimberamerica.com

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

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