Gun Report

Kimber America 1911 Warrior SOC 3000253 TFS with Crimson Trace Rail Master Laser Sight 45 ACP

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GUN TESTS GRADE: B
Ran haltingly and accuracy wasn't as good as the Remington R1-ETB overall.

Kimber America 1911 Warrior SOC 3000253 TFS with Crimson Trace Rail Master Laser Sight 45 ACP

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Optics Mount
Magazine
Slides
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Crimson Trace laser that comes standard with this particular model didn't show up very well in daylight shooting, but it wasn't occluded by the suppressor (below).
The Kimber was fabulously finished, so if you go against our advice and want to buy a Kimber, then consider the Desert Warrior TFS, which is likewise threaded, but doesn't come with a laser. Then add a green laser/light combo separately.
This shows some of the performance details on the Kimber. There's an overtravel-adjustment screw in the trigger shoe, a high-profile checkered mag-release button, and a nice bit of low-profile checkering on the frontstrap.
Unsuppressed, the Kimber fired the 185-grain PPU ammo into the smallest groups.
We had a fair amount of stoppages with the Kimber when it was suppressed. This shows a failure to go into battery with the PPU ammo. You can see the barrel isn't fully elevated yet.
Here's the blunt nose of a PPU bullet getting caught on the feed ramp of the Kimber. The two non-ball rounds (PPU and Fiocchi) had more trouble feeding than did the Winchester FMJ.

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