Kimber recently announced an update to the Rapide line of 1911s. The Kimber Rapide Black Ice comes in three different calibers, including .45 ACP, 9mm and 10mm.

Kimber Rapide Black Ice

The Rapide Black Ice brings performance enhancing features such as stepped cocking serrations. Meanwhile, slide lightening cuts help deliver a faster lock time. A striking two-tone KimPro finish and DLC coated barrel looks good and protects. A flush fitting magwell, match grade trigger that breaks at 4-5 pounds and Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day Night Sights all contribute to performance.

The new Black Ice model comes with Kimber StiplexTM front-strap stippling. Additionally, black G10 grips provide extra gripping confidence. Finished with KimPro II, the pistol resists chemicals, moisture, salt and UV light. The pistol ships with one eight-round Tac Magazine.

All these are coupled with the standout features that can be found across the Kimber 1911 Custom Platform, according to Kimber. The barrel is machined from solid stainless steel to critical match grade dimensions, hand fitted barrel and chamber are cut to critical match grade dimensions, allowing each pistol to realize its true accuracy potential, lowered and flared ejection port lets ejecting brass easily clear the slide, match grade trigger breaking crisp and clean for increased confidence and accuracy, and a commander style hammer which will not snag.

Kimber Rapide Black Ice Models

  • .45 ACP: $1,490
  • 9mm: $1,510
  • 10mm: $1,510

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