The 10mm Auto doesn’t get as much press these days, but it’s really hard to beat if you’re trekking into the wilderness and want the most power without sacrificing “shootability.” The 10mm has dropped an uncountable number of predators, including bear, and if you want a 1911 harnessing this kind of power, your first stop should be Kimber for the Kimber Camp Guard 10.

The new Camp Guard 10 was designed in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), so you know it’s serious business. It earns our top pick this month with its 5-inch barrel, round-heel frame, two-tone KimPro II finish, tritium night sights and classy-as-all-get-out RMEF engraved rosewood grips. This is a gun you can’t miss.

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MSRP on the special edition 1911 is $1,228.

For more information, visit, and keep your eyes peeled for a full review in the November/December 2017 issue of Combat Handguns.

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