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Kimber Releases New 1911 RAPIDE Models

TROY, AL, Nov. 15, 2021 — Kimber Mfg. announces exciting new models to the highly popular line of RAPIDE 1911 pistols. 

Introducing the RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius. Aesthetically styled after the RAPIDE family of 1911 handguns, the new pistols feature the same stainless-steel slides with stepped cocking serrations and slide lightening cuts. The frame includes Kimber’s Stiplex textured front strap, as well as G-10 grips creating a secure grip surface area.

RAPIDE Dawn pistols feature a frame and slide finished in Silver KimPro II with brush-polished flats and a Gold TiN finished barrel, and include Gray/Black RAPIDE G-10 grips. The RAPIDE Scorpius pistols feature frames and slides finished in Black KimPro II with brush-polished flats, and the barrel wears a Black DLC finish. This model features Black RAPIDE G-10 grips.

The new 1911 RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius models are chambered in 9mm and are built on stainless-steel frames. These models will use 5-inch stainless-steel, match-grade barrels with a 1:16 left-hand twist. RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius 1911s are built around a 12-pound recoil spring and include a 9-round magazine. The two new RAPIDE models also include Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night sights with the company’s signature orange front ring. The RAPIDE Dawn and RAPIDE Scorpius 1911 models measure 8.7” long, 5.25” tall, 1.28” wide, and tip the scales at 40 ounces.

Both models will have an MSRP of $1,729.

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