Kimber Issues Recall for Certain Aegis and KHX Handguns

by
posted on May 24, 2019
kimber_recall.jpg

Kimber has issued a recall of certain Aegis and KHX handguns that came from the factory with optics installed or ready to accept optics, as well as some optics installation plates for the firearms purchased by enthusiasts. The company has discovered a quality issue involving factory-installed optics versions of its Aegis and KHX handguns—along with the optics-ready models of the same pistols—shipped from January 2018 to May 15, 2019. Separately sold installation plates for mounting optics on either firearm, part numbers 4000750, 4000753 and 4000754, that were shipped through May 15, 2019, are also included in the recall. The full Kimber press release can be accessed at kimberamerica.com/safety.

Owners of the affected handguns or mounts should cease using them immediately. The optics assembly could become separated from the handgun when it is fired, presenting a risk of serious personal injury to the user.

The recall notice applies only to these specific products, and owners are encouraged to check the company’s on-line list of serial numbers of the handguns included. If your firearm or mount is affected, Kimber will arrange to have the handgun or part returned for examination and perform remedial measures, if necessary, at no charge.

Owners can call (888) 243-4522 during regular business hours (east coast time) or e-mail [email protected]. After Kimber confirms your product is subject to the recall, the company will send a prepaid shipping label with instructions to return it for inspection and any required modification.

Afterward the firearm or part will be returned, with no cost to the owner. The company’s press release explains the process will be handled “… in as short a period as possible,” and further states, “We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and we thank you for your patience, cooperation, and continued support.”

Latest

Citadel Boss25
Citadel Boss25

Best Seller: Citadel Boss25

The Citadel Boss25, ergonomically modeled after the ever-popular AR-15 platform and available from Legacy Sports International, was the fifth top selling semi-automatic shotgun of 2020.

I Have This Old Gun: U.S. Model 1898 Krag–Jørgensen

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television's "I Have This Old Gun" to learn about the history and development of the United States' first standard issue bolt-action rifle, the Model 1898 Krag–Jørgensen, chambered for .30-40 Krag.

True Velocity Highlights 'Switch Barrel' Capability Of Its Composite Cartridges

True Velocity, an entrant in the U.S. Army's Next Generation Squad Weapons system trials, highlighted that its composite-cased 6.8 mm cartridge can be employed in current firearms by simply switching out barrels.

Preview: Tasmanian Tiger Modular Trooper Pack

Adjustable, modular and feature-rich by design, the Tasmanian Tiger Modular Trooper Pack is a 55-liter-capacity backpack that features the company’s V2-Carrying System, and more.

New for 2021: EAA MC312 Goose Gun

European American Armory Corp. introduced a model of its MC312 semi-automatic shotgun designed specifically for goose hunting.

The Armed Citizen® June 21, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter