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 AegisKHXRecall@kimberamericacom. 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.”