Gun Tests Editor Todd Woodard interviews Kimber Creative Lead Rachel Maloney about the company's new Kimber Aegis optics-ready pistol.
New for 2018, Kimber exhibited dozens of small frame Micro and well-equipped Aegis Elite and KHX pistols at SHOT Show in Las Vegas last month.
The small-scale Micro series of all-metal single action pistols in .380 ACP and 9mm range from the $679 gray on gray Micro Eclipse with Cyclone G10 grips and 3-dot tritiums to the $1,108 Micro 9 Covert with urban camo Crimson Trace laser...Source: www.guns.com
The Aegis Elite Pro (OI) comes equipped with a milled Vortex Optics Venom, 6MOA red dot for fast sight acquisition and green, black and grey G10 grips. Kimber Log In
The Kimber Aegis is a series of M1911 pistols chambered in 9mm Luger as well as .45 ACP and is manufactured by Kimber Manufacturing.It includes the subcompact Ultra Aegis II, the compact Pro Aegis II, and the full-sized Custom Aegis II. The Aegis has an aluminum frame, a black steel slide with a flat top, fluted rosewood grips or crimson trace laser grips, and tritium night sights.
Kimber was founded with the singular purpose of building fine sporting firearms, better even than classics from the golden age of American gunmaking. Modern manufacturing techniques would be embraced and used to advantage; but assembly, fit and finish could only depend on practiced hands. There would be no compromise in features, materials or performance.
Kimber 1911 Aegis Elite Custom (OI) 45 ACP with Vortex Venom 6-MOA Red Dot
The Aegis Elite Custom has green and red fiber optic sights for a bright, clear sight picture. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP, it has distinctive rear and forward Aegis Elite X (AEX) slide serrations.