New for 2018, Kimber has released additional 1911-style model handguns, including the KHX family and the Stainless 1911 Long Slide.
The five available variants of the KHX family come chambered in 9 mm or .45 ACP in both Custom (5") and Pro (4") sizes. Optics-ready models, like the Custom OR (above left) and Pro OR (above right), have milled slides that accept optics plates for Vortex, Trijicon, and Leupold red dot sights, a rear white-dot site mounted plate for use when a red dot sight is not present, a co-witnessing sized front white dot sight, stepped hexagonal slide serrations and top strap serrations for positive slide manipulation, a match-grade barrel, KimPro gray finish on slide and frame, Hogue Enhanced MagGrip G10 grips with matching G10 mainspring housing, stiplex frontstrap stippling, and a premium aluminum trigger. The Pro-sized model comes with a rounded heel frame.
Non-optics-ready models are available in Custom (left), Pro (right) and Ultra (3") (below) sizes and contain green and red fiber optic sights, Hogue Laser Enhanced MagGrip G10 grips and matching mainspring housings. Both the Pro and Ultra size models have rounded heel frames.
MSRPs on the KHX 1911 family range from $1,087 to $1,279, depending on model.
The Stainless 1911 Long Slide features a 6" barrel and slide hand-fitted to the frame, dovetail mounted rear adjustable target sight and front red fiber optic sight, a beveled magazine well, match-grade trigger, and refined scallop/checkered rosewood grips with the Kimber logo. Available in both .45 ACP and 10 mm, the MSRPs are $1,075 and $1,055.