Kimber Gold Combat Stainless II .45 ACP 1911 Handgun Review

The Kimber Gold Combat Stainless II .45 ACP handgun is a refined 1911 with class featuring the accuracy and reliability for any need!

Over the years I have had the opportunity to evaluate many different Kimber pistols. Most of the guns impressed me enough that I bought them and the very few that were returned to the factory was because I didn’t have the money to purchase them. Each of them impressed me in their own way, whether it was the way it handled or the level of accuracy it possessed or specific features that made them perfect for my perceived needs. If you asked me to pick a favorite I would be very hard pressed to pick just one. That is until I received the Kimber Gold Combat Stainless II pistol: a gun built completely in Kimber’s Custom Shop that possesses a load of custom features. Not only does it have the accuracy and reliability that I demand from a custom pistol, it also possesses the refined aesthetics of a hand-built masterpiece.

It turns out that I am not alone in my praise of the Gold Combat. Kimber’s Custom Shop Manager, Dennis Madonia, told me, “Of all the guns that Kimber makes, if price were no object, this is the pistol that I would buy for myself.”

Speaking to another Kimber official, he told me that, “It is absolutely the best production 1911 made today…probably ever! I really believe that. Of all my guns, and I have tons, that is my absolute favorite.”

Kimber has had a Gold Combat in their line-up for quite awhile, but two years ago they decided to upgrade the pistol. According to Kimber’s spokesperson, “The model itself was held in such high regard that we didn’t want to lose the name…we had a strong following and didn’t want to re-name it. It is the only time that we have taken an existing model and modified it to this degree. It is in my opinion the very best Kimber pistol.” While Kimber’s employees may be just a tad prejudiced, I am not. After having a chance to carry and shoot the Gold Combat Stainless II for a few weeks now I have to agree with both of them. This is without a doubt the finest Kimber I have had the chance to evaluate.

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