Kimber Desert Warrior

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Accuracy and dependability right out of the box. Made in America. The choice of Americas best shooters. Kimber is the most popular 1911 pistol in the world and Kimber quality is unequaled by any other manufacturer. The Custom family is where it all began. The Kimber Custom sets the performance standard for production 1911 pistols. Desert Warrior Based on specialized pistols built for United States Marines assigned to Central Command. Specifications Height (inches) 90 to barrel: 5.25 Length (inches): 8.7 Service melt Recoil spring (pounds): 16.0 Standard military length guide rod Frame Material: Steel Finish: Dark Earth KimPro II frame finish Width (inches): 1.28 1913 Picatinny Rail Slide Material: Steel Finish: Dark Earth KimPro II slide finish Front serrations Barrel Material: Steel, match grade Stainless steel match grade bushing Twist rate (left hand): 16 Sights Tactical Wedge Tritium night sights, fixed Radius (inches): 6.8 Grips Kimber G-10 tactical grips Trigger Solid Aluminum, match grade Factory setting (approximate pounds): 4.0 - 5.0

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Kimber Desert Warrior Specs

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.45 Auto (.45 ACP)






Flat Dark Earth


Night Sights


G-10 (Composite)

Barrel Length





32.6 oz

Kimber Desert Warrior Features

The Kimber Desert Warrior is a full-size 80-series 1911-pattern pistol that has been polished and customized to meet Kimber’s reliability standards as well as turn heads at the range.  It is built with a 5 inch government-length barrel and operates on a typical 1911 action.  The Desert Warrior fires from a single-action trigger pull where the slide will reset the hammer as the action cycles.  The front of the frame includes an accessory rail for mounting lights and lasers for those users who want to trick-out their Kimber.

Kimber Desert Warrior 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 Desert Warrior Capacity

The Kimber Desert Warrior is chambered in .45 ACP, as all 1911’s SHOULD BE, and ships from the factory with two 7 round single-stack magazines.  Standard-pattern 8-round magazines will fit as well, as will the extended 10 round mags.  If you use the 10 rounders, be sure to utilize the spacers to avoid damaging any internal components.

Kimber Desert Warrior Ergonomics

The Desert Warrior is built with an ambidextrous safety to accommodate left-handed users and a skeletonized hammer.  The remaining controls are standard components meant to simplify the operation and reduce the learning curve.  The grip panels are made with a G10 Hogue material and are manufactured with grip-increasing cuts, and the front of the grip is checkered to increase traction.  The slide includes grip serrations that are deep and wide to aid the user in manually cycling the action with a number of grip styles.

Kimber Desert Warrior Fit & Finish

The Kimber Desert Warrior is built with a steel frame and slide that are coated in a proprietary finish, and a stainless steel slide.  These three components are machined and then hand-fitted for an incredibly smooth action.  This Kimber is sure to meet your expectations on its reliability and performance.

Fit and Finish

Kimber Desert Warrior Concealability

Measuring 8.7 inches long, 5.25 inches tall and 1.3 inches wide, the Kimber Desert Warrior is just as tricky to conceal as every other full-size 1911.  It’s possible, but it does require proper placement, a good holster and the right attire.  Due to the beavertail on the back of the grip safety, the exposed hammer, the deep checkering on the grips and the high-friction grip panels, users can experience discomfort when concealing this Kimber without wearing an undershirt as well as if they’re not mindful of the gun’s placement when shifting positions.

Kimber Desert Warrior Comparisons

How much is a Kimber Desert Warrior worth?

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

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

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $559.91 $732.19 $861.40
Excellent $516.84 $689.12 $775.26
Very Good $473.77 $689.12 $775.26
Good $430.70 $646.05 $732.19
Fair $301.49 $559.91 $689.12
Poor $215.35 $430.70 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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