Kimber Classic Carry PRO .45 1911 Pistol Sneak Peak

We go hands on with Kimber’s Classic Carry PRO .45, the latest match-grade 1911!

A best five-round grouping was recorded with Hornady Critical Defense 185-grain FTX ammunition measuring 1.25 inches in the 9-ring at 12 o’clock. Shots were fired from a rested position at a range of 25 yards. Photo Dennis Adler.

The Kimber Classic Carry Pro is a Commander-seized .45 ACP handcrafted in the Kimber Custom Shop and honed to perfection, from the match-grade, 4-inch, bushing-less bull barrel and Kimber’s solid aluminum match-grade trigger (rated at 4 to 5 pounds), to the deeply serrated, custom flattop slide and low-rise dovetailed tritium night sights.

Built for balance, accuracy and ease of use, the Classic Carry Pro has a lowered and flared ejection port, ambidextrous thumb safeties, an oversized beavertail, skeletonized, serrated hammer and a contoured, rounded-heel frame, with hand-gripping 24 lines-per-inch (lpi) checkering on the frontstrap. The final touches are a charcoal blued finish by Turnbull Restoration and a pair of hand-carved bone grips.

For its price, the Custom Carry Pro is one of the finest 1911 models on the market—an elegantly styled, perfectly balanced pistol embodying the best characteristics of the Colt Commander with Kimber’s unrivaled Custom Shop features and build quality. For more information visit or call 888-243-4522. And be sure to check out the upcoming December 2012 issue of Combat Handguns for a full test and evaluation of this dynamite 1911.

Photo Steve Woods.

Caliber: .45 ACP
Barrel: 4 inches
OA Length: 7.7 inches
Weight: 35 ounces (empty)
Grips: Bone
Sights: Fixed low-profile night sights
Action: SA
Finish: Charcoal blue
Capacity: 8+1

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