When you talk about modern 1911-style pistols, no conversation is complete without discussing Kimber. Kimber is one of the top names in providing modern interpretations of John Moses Browning’s original design. From the U.S. Marine Corps to the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team, there are a number of top-notch Kimber 1911 pistols for those that choose to carry cocked and locked.

As a company, Kimber does not rest on its prior success. For 2017, the company introduced a large number of new 1911 pistols. In fact, there are so many new Kimber 1911 pistols, I don’t have enough space to discuss them all. Instead, I will cover the highlights here and encourage you to visit to peruse the rest of the Kimber 1911 offerings.

This article was originally published in “America’s Handgun Model 1911” 2017. To order a copy, visit

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