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Kimber Stands for Quality and Precision Built Weapons
Kimber arms are made from the finest materials and manufactured to the tightest tolerances in the firearm industry. The result is a high quality gun that provides outstanding performance and unequaled dependability. Kimber manufactures all of it's pistols entirely in its own facilities within the United States to help guarantee the highest quality handguns. You will find that these are not the least expensive guns on the market, but they are some of the finest handguns offered today. Out of all the guns that they manufacture, Kimber pistols are probably the most popular line of firearms that they offer.
Kimber Arms 1911 Pistols
Kimber Arms also manufactures a selection of high quality rifles chambered in many different popular calibers. All metal parts on Kimber rifles are precisely manufactured in its US facility. The wood stocks are produced in a Kimber facility in Costa Rica, and then shipped to Kimber's New York factory. There are a lot of different rifles made by Kimber, but you will find some common features in all their rifles. Match grade barrels, match grade chamber and trigger, and a precisely bedded action are just a few of the great features shared by these quality firearms. There are 6 different families of Kimber rifles available, and the largest family is the Model 84M line which includes 11 different rifles which focus on being extremely lightweight hunting rifles. Most of the 84M rifles come with a 22" barrel, with the exception to this being 2 different varmint rifles including the LongMaster VT with a 26" barrel and the compact SVT with an 18" barrel. The Model 84L family includes 5 different hunting rifles with 24" barrels which are offered in popular calibers such as the .270 and 30-06. The Model 8400 WSM line consists of 5 rifles chambered in 3 different WSM (Winchester Short Magnum) calibers including 270, 300, and 325 WSM cartridges. The next group of Kimber rifles is the Model 8400 Magnum line which consists of 5 rifles chambered for the potent .330 Win Mag, .338 Win Mag, and 7mm Mag cartridges. For those wanting something more powerful for bigger game, the Specialty family offers 4 different rifles chambered in mighty calibers such as the .458 Lott and the .375 H&H Mag. Finally, the Tactical line includes 6 different rifles focused on the needs of military and law enforcement, and they come chambered in rounds such as the .223, .308, and 300 Win Mag. As you can see, there are many different Kimber rifles to choose from.
In addition to rifles, Kimber arms also include a select number of premium shotguns. Available in both the Valier side by side configuration, as well as the Marias over/under model, these guns are finely crafted firearms. Kimber guns are produced with a lot of attention to details. As with all Kimber arms, an extremely high quality firearm is the focus of these fine shotguns. UPDATE: At the time that this update is being written, it appears that Kimber has stopped offering their shotguns and they are now focusing more of their attention on their rifles and handguns.
Kimber Valier Shotgun
Getting back to handguns, Kimber has also come out with the Solo ultra compact pistol. This 9mm pistol measures 5.5 inches long, 3.9 inches high, and 1.0 inches wide (not including safety button). It weighs in at 17 ounces, and it has a magazine capacity of 6 rounds. The Kimber Solo frame is machined out of a solid block of high strength aluminum alloy, while the barrel and slide are machined from stainless steel.
Produced from the finest materials and held to tolerances tighter than many other gun manufacturers, Kimber stands out as a high quality manufacturer that builds guns designed to last. If you are looking for a gun that stands apart from the masses of firearms available today and you are willing to pay for the best quality, Kimber Arms may be the right choice for you. For those interested in a little more background on Kimber, below is a brief summary of some of the company's history. A relative newcomer to the firearms industry, Kimber was started in 1979 by Jack Warne and his son Greg in Clackamas, Oregon. Kimber of Oregon, as it was known then, specialized in manufacturing high quality, accurate 22LR rifles. Kimber began to build a reputation of building high quality firearms. Unfortunately, in the late 80's Kimber of Oregon went through financial difficulties, and in 1989 the company was sold to a man by the name of Bruce Engel. Bruce had trouble running the company and Kimber of Oregon effectively went bankrupt and it's assets were liquidated. In the mid-90's, Greg Warne desired to restart Kimber and with the help of investor Les Edelman, the company was resurrected as Kimber of America. Later, Les Edelman took over complete control of the company, and he decided to come out with a series of 1911 style pistols. Production of Kimber arms was moved to New York and Kimber has become well known as a high quality gun producer of 1911 pistols. In fact, Kimber has become the largest producer of 1911 pistols in the world! Organizations such as the Los Angels Police Department SWAT team use Kimber pistols. In addition, certain groups within the United States Marines also stake their lives on Kimber arms. Numerous citizens also stake their lives on the quality, reliability, and accuracy of Kimber firearms. Quality has a way of never going out of style!