Gun Report

Kimber Ultra Elite .45 ACP

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We found the size and weight of the Kimber to be just right for concealment. We feel this is the most concise reproduction of a 1911 .45 ACP firearm we've had the pleasure of testing.

Kimber Ultra Elite .45 ACP

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Model Name
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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Barrel Length
Sight Radius
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Maximum Width
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Like the C&S gun, a belled barrel on the Kimber helps accuracy without impeding function.
The Kimber Ultra Elite includes a "melt-down" appearance, checkering fore and aft, matching wood grips, Novak-style sights lined on the rear face with luminous three-dot inserts, fully radiused frame and slide, ambidextrous slide safety, skeletonized hammer and trigger. Checkering on the mainspring housing is 20 lines per inch surrounded by a border.
The frontstrap is a combination checkering wider than it is high to produce a more rectangular shape. With the wood grip, deep beavertail and ambidextrous safety, the 1911-lover's hand will feel right at home.

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