Kimber 1911

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The RAPIDE (DN,NS). A truly unique 1911 with stepped cocking serrations, slide lightening cuts for faster lock time and TiN coated barrel for extreme durability. Equipped with Kimber Stiplex TM front strap stippling and the new G10 WavZ TM grips for extra griping confidence. Specifications: Additional Info: Flush Fit Extended Magwell Additional Info: Stepped Cocking Serrations

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Kimber 1911 Specs

1 Brand

2 Category

Technical Data


.45 Auto (.45 ACP)



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Barrel Length



8 1




Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night Sights




40 oz

Kimber 1911 Features

Kimber makes a wide variety of 1911’s with different grips, frames, slides, sights and internal components, though their internal geometry remains very faithful to the original design.  All of their full-size pistols use 5 inch barrels, the triggers are honed and polished for a crisp, clean break that you’ll be able to brag about every time you fire the gun, and the slides are hand fitted in accordance with the gun’s tradition.

Kimber 1911 Ballistics

.45 Auto (.45 ACP) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Kimber 1911 Capacity

Kimber offers 1911’s in all of the popular pistol calibers including 10mm, 9mm, .40 S&W and of course .45ACP among others.  Built from 70-series prints, the Kimber 1911 feeds from standard single-stack magazines with capacities ranging from 7 to 9 rounds depending on the caliber. 

Kimber 1911 Ergonomics

Kimber offers many different grip options with their wide variety of 1911 models.  The one thing they all have in common, however, is a consistent control setup allowing for a very easy learning curve for anyone who has even picked up a 1911 beforehand.  Grip panels and grip texturing vary greatly from one model to the next, and some Kimbers even offer ambidextrous safeties.

Kimber 1911 Fit & Finish

Kimber’s 1911’s are most commonly built on steel frames, however some models are made from aircraft grade aluminum.  The finishes can also vary and can include bluing, cerakoting, anodizing, polishing and more.  Kimbers have a typical break-in period of 200 rounds, so if you have a new Kimber, clean off the packing oil, apply a good, quality oil to all parts, and fire off 200 rounds at your local gun range.  Clean it again and you should be good to go, and if you aren’t, Kimber will gladly re-work your gun for you.

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Kimber 1911 Concealability

Kimber’s full-size 1911’s are generally identical in size to other full-size 1911’s on the market, so if you can already successfully conceal another 1911, you can conceal a Kimber.  The only thing to take note of, other than the possibility of needing a new holster, is the potential of the custom geometry causing some discomfort.  While a standard 1911 only has an exposed hammer that can dig into your gut, some Kimbers have more aggressive shapes that can add to it.

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How much is a Kimber 1911 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Kimber 1911 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Kimber 1911 and most handguns. The Price for a Kimber 1911 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Kimber 1911 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $526.44 $688.42 $809.90
Excellent $485.94 $647.92 $728.91
Very Good $445.45 $647.92 $728.91
Good $404.95 $607.43 $688.42
Fair $283.47 $526.44 $647.92
Poor $202.48 $404.95 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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