NEW Kimber KDS9c: A Modernized Carry 1911

James Reeves
by James Reeves

James Reeves visits Kimber at SHOT Show 2024 to see their newest 1911-style pistol, the Kimber KDS9c.

Per Kimber:

The NEW KDS9c from Kimber is a testament to over 4 decades of the highest level of firearms manufacturing. The KDS9c was built from the ground up as a personal protection masterpiece. The barrel is fully fluted, crowned, and ramped. Our proprietary bore sizing process delivers match grade accuracy with every shot. Our engineers specified 7075 aerospace-grade aluminum to develop the frame featuring a fully integrated cross-hatch textured design for the front and the back strap that flows with the grip to deliver superior grip ergonomics. The magazine release is reversible for left and right-handed shooters. A crisp 3.5-4.5lb trigger pull comes standard as well as two 15-round magazines which anchor the KDS9c as the premier personal protection platform that enhances your ability to defend yourself no matter the situation.

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James Reeves
James Reeves

Owner, Neutral Ground Gun Co. NRA/Louisiana State Police certified concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present Maxim Magazine's MAXIMum Warrior, 2011 TFBTV Executive Producer Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition Lawyer Instagram: gunshorts Twitter: @jjreeves

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  • David Knuth David Knuth on Jan 30, 2024

    So, kimber rips off the Wilson Combat EDC X9 series of pistols and it's somehow groundbreaking? Plus, " 4 decades of the highest level of firearms manufacturing."? Really? It's Kimber, aka Mimber. How soon until small parts like the safety or slide stop break off because of substandard quality MIM-based parts, which kimber still hasn't figured out how to fix?

    40 years of "highest level of firearms manufacturing" my arse.

  • Uncle Yar Uncle Yar on Jan 31, 2024

    Last I heard about their QC, Kimbers are great if you have money to burn and want to get those malfunctions drills in.

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    • David Knuth David Knuth on Feb 03, 2024

      @Uncle Yar Problem with MIM is that they're non-monolithic parts and lack the uniformity in hardness, etc., of forged steel. So, MIM has its uses, just not for the parts that Kimber uses them for.

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