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For Immediate Release


YONKERS, N.Y., November 13, 2019 — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, announced today the addition to their 1911 line, RAPIDE (Black Ice).

The RAPIDE (Black Ice) is a great addition to Kimber’s powerhouse 1911 lineup. The RAPIDE (Black Ice) boasts performance enhancing features such as stepped cocking serrations, slide lightening cuts for faster lock time, striking two-tone KimPro finish and DLC coated barrel for extreme durability, flush fitting magwell, match grade trigger breaking crisply at 4-5lbs, as well as Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day Night Sights.

The new for 2020 RAPIDE (Black Ice) is equipped with Kimber StiplexTM frontstrap stippling as well as black G10 grips for extra griping confidence and finished with KimPro II for additional resistance to chemicals, moisture, salt and UV light. The RAPIDE (Black Ice) will be shipping with one 8 round Tac Magazine.

All these are coupled with the standout features that can be found across the Kimber 1911 Custom Platform. The barrel is machined from solid stainless steel to critical match grade dimensions, hand fitted barrel and chamber are cut to critical match grade dimensions, allowing each pistol to realize its true accuracy potential, lowered and flared ejection port lets ejecting brass easily clear the slide, match grade trigger breaking crisp and clean for increased confidence and accuracy, and a commander style hammer which will not snag.

The RAPIDE (Black Ice) is chambered in .45 ACP, 9mm and 10mm.

The pricing on the RAPIDE (Black Ice) is as follows- RAPIDE (Black Ice) (.45 ACP) MSRP $1490 RAPIDE(Black Ice) (9MM) MSRP $1510 RAPIDE (Black Ice) (10MM) MSRP $1510.

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Tom Scott, Senior Director of Marketing