The newest addition to Kimber’s handgun lineup is the KHX series in 9mm and .45 ACP.
Whether or not you’re in the know about Model 1911-style handguns, you’ve probably heard of Kimber. From their beginnings as Kimber of Oregon in 1979, to their rebirth in Yonkers, New York, in the mid-1990s, Kimber has been a major player in the firearm industry long enough to brag about it. Although they manufacture several different types of firearms, they are arguably best known for their 1911s.
The newest addition to Kimber’s handgun lineup is the KHX series in 9mm and .45 ACP. G&A spoke with Kimber’s director of product marketing, Winslow Potter, to learn the backstory of the KHX.
“Take consumer feedback and build what they want.” said Potter. “This pistol boasts the most desired features that shooters currently ask for.”
Let’s have a closer look.
Modern Touches The KHX Custom is a full-size, 5-inch, 1911-style pistol. But make no mistake, the KHX Custom is not a dressed-up version of the same old thing. This is a feature-packed, hard-use pistol.
The serrated combat hammer is the same two-tone skeletonized type found on other Kimber 1911s. In response to many customer requests, Kimber offers the KHX without a firing pin safety if preferred.
When first picked up, a few details jump to one’s attention. First, and you might have already noticed, there’s no “II” behind the model name, which means that there is no firing pin safety. Potter let us know that Kimber will continue offering 1911’s with a firing pin safety but, again, the customer gets the choice.
The next item to note is the G10 Magrip with integral red laser developed by Hogue and Crimson Trace. Hogue called the color and pattern “G-Mascus