Since about mid-March, I have been working on a T&E on Kimber’s newest take on the M1911A1 platform– the Rapide (Black Ice). With a name familiar in Europe commonly used for a fast express train– and a popular Aston Martin model– the Rapide is billed by Kimber as a 1911 platform built for speed and is both competition and range ready.
The pistol is feature-rich including stepped cocking serrations, slide lightening cuts, a DLC coated barrel for extreme durability, extended magwell, and new V-Cut match-grade trigger. It also comes with Tru-Glo TFX Pro Day/Night sights and G10 grips. A 70-series gun with a 4.9-pound trigger pull on average, the variant I have been working with is a 10mm Auto, and I have to say, it is fetching.
More in my column at Guns.com.
Here’s to putting the cold grey of Winter to bed with the prospect of the color and sunshine of Spring, against the odds.
In the past few days– besides washing the first two layers of skin off my hands and playing the sort of a reverse “Where’s Waldo” that is social distancing– I’ve been trying out Kimber’s new Rapide (Black Ice) 10mm M1911A1 platform for a T&E review. I’ve also been busy in the garden, working on my expanded veggie and flower plot.
With that, nothing quite says 1st Day of Spring like a nice 10mm semi-auto and some purple/white variegated carnations.
Be safe out there, guys.