Gun Report

Kimber SIS Custom RL 45 ACP

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Its sights were some of the best we have found, and its well-coordinated ergonomics helped the gun respond to the shooter like a magic wand. But how do we add real cocking serrations without ruining its looks?

Kimber SIS Custom RL 45 ACP

Gun Details

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Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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Barrel Length
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Back Strap Height
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Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The grip area was particularly well coordinated. The frontstrap featured 30-lpi checkering, and the knurled wood grips were just the right width. Two different-height base pads were supplied. The solid profile trigger offered a distinctive retro look.
The rear sight offered a raised front that could be used to work the slide if necessary. The logo was catchy, but it didn't really work as cocking serrations.

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