Kimber began rolling out its new-for-2018 products late in 2017, and one of the company's new introductions is the new Kimber Stainless 1911 Long Slide pistol, available in both .45 ACP and 10 mm.
The new Kimber Stainless 1911 Long Slide pistol is constructed with a frame, slide and barrel all machined from stainless steel. In keeping with the classic long-slide 1911 design, the barrel length on the pistol measures 6 inches long and uses a left-hand twist measuring 1:16 inches. Like all Kimber pistols, the barrel and slide are hand-fitted to the frame in order to ensure accuracy and precision. The slide and frame both feature a satin-silver finish, and the ramped barrel is topped off with a match-grade barrel bushing also machined from stainless steel.
The pistol measures 5.25 inches high, 9.7 inches long, and the slide is 1.28 inches wide. The gun uses a standard-length guide rod and features a recoil spring that measures 18.5 pounds. With an empty magazine, the Kimber Stainless 1911 Long Slide pistol weighs in at 42 ounces. In .45 ACP, magazine capacity is a standard seven rounds, while the 10 mm model provides users with an extra cartridge at an overall capacity of eight rounds.
The pistol comes equipped with a number of noticeable features. The frame features a round heel and 24 LPI checkering on the front strap and back strap of the gun. The slide is equipped with angled serrations at the rear, while the front of the slide remains bare. The gun also comes with a bobbed hammer, as well as a standard right-hand thumb safety and magazine release. The trigger comes with a factory setting that measures between 4-5 pounds.
The Kimber Stainless 1911 Long Slide pistol is equipped with target sights designed for quick target acquisition. The rear sight features a serrated face to reduce glare and is fully adjustable. The front sight features a red fiber-optic wire that encourages users to quickly pick up and focus on the sight. Finally, the gun ships with Rosewood grips engraved with the Kimber logo.
The Kimber Stainless 1911 Long Slide pistol retails at an MSRP of $1,055 for the 10 mm model, while the .45 ACP model retails at a suggested price of $1,075.