The new Rapide from Kimber boasts performance enhancing features such as stepped cocking serrations, slide lightening cuts for faster lock time, Tritium Nitride (TiN) coated barrel for extreme durability, flush fitting extended magwell, new V-Cut™ match grade trigger - breaking crisply at 4-5lbs, as well as Tru-Glo ® TFX™ Pro Day/Night sights. The new for 2019 RAPIDE is equipped with Kimber Stiplex TM front strap texturing, as well as the new G10 WavZ TM grips for additional grip confidence; finished with KimPro ® II for additional resistance to chemicals, moisture, salt and UV light. RAPIDE will ship with one 8 round Tac-Mag Magazine.
All of these features are coupled with the standout features that can be found across the Kimber 1911 Custom Platform. Barrels are machined from stainless steel to critical match grade dimensions, hand fitted to the frame, slide and bushing, with match grade chambers to realize its true accuracy potential. Slides with lowered and flared ejection ports that aid brass during ejection, match grade triggers breaking crisp and clean for increased confidence and accuracy, and a commander style hammers which will not snag.
This 1911 is awesome. I love the golden barrel! Super classy. Sights are amazing too. I am going to have to get some day/night sights for all my other Kimbers now! I do wish that the Kimber mags were like the Wilson combat/Sig mags that come included with a base-pad. The kimber mags fit very flush and with the magwell, it can be a little cumbersome to lock in place in a hurry. This can be solved by adding base-plates, but I just wish the pistol came with these already installed. Also, love the Ambi safety!