Gun Review: Testing Out the New Kimber Rapide Black Ice
By Chris Eger
The Kimber Rapide Black Ice is striking from any angle, and in our testing performed well. (All Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
We’ve been kicking around Kimber’s latest M1911A1, the beautiful but functional Rapide Black Ice, and have a few things to pass on.
The new Kimber Rapide Black Ice was introduced late last year and just hit the market a couple of months ago. In a nutshell, it is a very nice– some would even say elegant– example of John Browning’s Government Issue design and has much the same layout and specifications. Going to the next level past your generic “old .45” the new pistol in Kimber’s catalog is stacked with aesthetic, yet practical, features that ensure it is anything but. It is offered in 9mm, 10mm, and .45 ACP.
The Kimber Rapide Black Ice takes down much like any M1911 and includes a 5-inch barrel which works out to an overall length of 8.7-inches. Weight unloaded is 38-ounces. Height is 5.25-inches. Frame width is 1.28-inches. It is a 70-series for better or worse.
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Sure, it’s pretty, but does it shoot?
The trigger on the Rapide is a V-Cut aluminum that the company says is pre-set at the factory with