Last year, Kimber launched an updated 1911 that drew massive attention. The Rapide Black Ice featured variants in 9mm, .45 ACP and 10mm, upgraded with enhanced components in a very stylized package. Then late last week, Kimber quietly updated the line with the Micro 9 Rapide Black Ice. And it’s every bit as cool as the original.
Kimber Micro 9 Rapide Black Ice Details
The Micro 9 Rapide takes design cues from the original. As such, it adds a new level of refinement to the Micro 9 lineup. The Micro 9 Rapide comes in 9mm. It features stepped cocking serrations and slide lightening cuts for quicker lock time. A distinctive V-shape patterned trigger, two-tone KiimPro finish and DLC coated barrel enhance performance. A flush-fitting magwell and front-strap with Stiplex pattern help deliver a sure grip.
The Micro 9 Rapide stands out, but it’s still built to carry. It features a stainless steel, match-grade 3.15-inch barrel. Tru-Glo TFX Pro day/night sights get shooters on target. Meanwhile, black G10 grips provide yet another distinctive feature. A premium aluminum trigger breaks, factory pre-set, at 7 pounds.
The Rapide Black Ice comes in as a smaller 1911 platform. It measures 4.07 inches tall, 1.08 inches wide and 6.1 inches long. Weighing just 15.6 ounces, it proves ideal for carry.
Kimber Micro 9 Rapide Black Ice Specs
- Caliber: 9mm
- Height: 4.07 inches
- Overall Weight: 15.6 ounces
- Overall Length: 6.4 inches
- Width: 1.08 inches
- Capacity: 7+1
- Recoil Spring: 16.0 pounds
- Frame Material: Aluminum
- Finish: KimPro II Silver
- Slide Material: Aluminum
- Barrel Length: 3.15 inches
- Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
- Twist Rate: 16
- Sights: Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day Night Sights
- Grips: Black G10
- Trigger: Premium aluminum, factory setting 7.0 pounds
- MSRP: $879