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Kimber – EVO SP Raptor

Monday, May 6th, 2019


The EVO SP Raptor is the newest addition to Kimber’s EVO SP line of single-stack, sub-compact, striker-fired 9mm carry pistols. The Raptor designation comes from the aggressive horizontal front and rear cocking serrations present on the slide, as well as the feathered logo grip panels and backstrap panel.

EVO SP Raptor Details

The EVO SP Raptor features a 3.16″ stainless steel, match grade barrel; a stainless steel slide with an FNC finsh, overlaid with Kimpro Sliver; and an aluminum frame with Kimpro Silver finish. Dimensionally, the SP Raptor comes in a 6″ long, 4″ tall, and 1″ wide, making it easily concealable. Additional features include a 7+1 round capacity, ledged tritium night sights, right or left-hand configurable magazine release, striker indicator, and an aluminum trigger factory set with a 6-7 lbs pull weight.

Kimber – EVO SP

Thursday, November 8th, 2018


Kimber has released their 2019 lineup of new products, and the headliner is their new sub-compact pistol, the EVO SP. The EVO SP is a striker-fired, metal-frame pistol, chambered for 9mm. Similar in size to the Micro 9 series, the EVO SP features a 3.16″ barrel and weighs 19 oz unloaded. The EVO SP’s trigger has a 6-7 lbs pull, and like many modern striker-fired pistols, it features a ‘leaf’ trigger safety. The EVO SP’s rearward striker indicator allows for both visual and tactile indication that the striker is cocked, and the pistol can be disassembled without pulling the trigger.

The EVO SP is being offered in four models: Custom Shop, CDP, TLE, and Two-Tone. All models come with an ambidextrous, left-or-right side swappable mag release, ledged tritium night sights, and two 7-round magazines.

Kimber Announces Manufacturing Expansion in Alabama

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January 9, 2018 — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced that it has finalized plans to expand manufacturing operations to Alabama. Kimber will begin operations in early 2019, with a new design engineering and manufacturing facility in the City of Troy.


Once a small manufacturing company based in Yonkers, NY, Kimber has grown at a rapid pace over the past 21 years with locations in the New York metro area and Montana. The new Troy facility will double Kimber’s manufacturing capacity.

“Due to an unprecedented year-over-year growth in demand, every time the company has embarked upon a planned expansion, the newly created capacity is exhausted before the expansion is complete,” said James Cox, Kimber’s chief financial officer. “As we continue to move into uncharted waters in regards to Kimber product demand, it was important to us to build a facility that will allow us to secure a significant new plateau of capacity.”

“We are pleased with the impressive track record that Alabama has with attracting and retaining world-class manufacturing companies,” said Leslie Edelman, Kimber’s president and chief executive officer. “Growing our company intelligently depends significantly on being in the right manufacturing environment, and in Troy, we have a community dedicated to our long-term success. Working with the Alabama Department of Commerce as well as Mayor Jason Reeves and his team has been a pleasurable and rewarding experience.”

“We will be building a large, automated, state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing facility in Troy to support Kimber’s growth plan and strategy,” said Greg Grogan, Kimber’s chief operating officer. “Troy offers us expansion with a passionate workforce, affordable utility costs, a pro-business environment, experienced local training support, and long-term incentives from the State of Alabama and the City of Troy alike. This expansion, in conjunction with our existing manufacturing facilities, talented and experienced employees, and best-in-class products provides for exciting times here at Kimber.”

“This is a dream come true for the City of Troy and for me personally; a firearms manufacturing company with such a stellar brand as Kimber, creating jobs and capital investment for the community,” said Jason Reeves, Mayor of the City of Troy. “Troy has a strong manufacturing base and Kimber will certainly, positively add to that.”

Register for the 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber is scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The competition gathers the world’s top professional and amateur shooters to compete in a comprehensive contest of competitive shooting sports, with 12 stages in pistol, rifle, shotgun, and combined firearms disciplines.

This is the fourth consecutive year the championship has been held at PNTC. Last year’s winner Doug Koenig won $25,000 after being crowned the 2016 Undisputed World Shooting Champion. Previous winners include notable action and 3-Gun shooters Bruce Piatt and Daniel Horner.

For 2017, shooters will be split into two groups: a Professional Division for sponsored shooters, and an Amateur Division for those who are not sponsored. Competitors in both divisions will compete with all firearms, optics and ammunition provided to them for each stage by match sponsors.

The NRA World Shooting Championship Presented by Kimber will offer $250,000 in cash and prizes. Each competitor has the opportunity to be become the 2017 World Shooting Champion and win the top cash prize of $25,000. There will also be cash prizes for second and third place overall, High Lady and High Amateur Junior. Additionally, competitors that don’t win a cash prize will be eligible to select awards from the best prize tables available in all of competitive shooting—including one specially designated amateur prize table expected to exceed $100,000.

“Peacemaker National Training Center will once again host the greatest shooters in the world for the ultimate challenge in the shooting sports,” said Cole McCulloch, director of NRA Competitive Shooting and founder of the championship. “This year the NRA is going back to basics and returning the match to the original format of two divisions for professionals and amateurs, putting everyone on an even playing field.”

Match entry fees are $395 for Professional Division and $325 for Amateur Division. Both registrations include use of firearms, ammunition and one awards banquet ticket.

The NRA thanks Kimber for their support as Presenting Sponsor of this year’s NRA World Shooting Championship. The NRA also thanks Gold Sponsor Nightforce, Silver Sponsors JP Enterprises, Armalite, Surgeon Rifles, Strategic Armory Corps, Daniel Defense, OTIS, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Leupold, Timney Triggers USA, Bushnell, Weaver, Mossberg, Rio, Ruger, Aguila Ammunition and SIG Sauer, Bronze Sponsors Kahr, Nexus Ammunition, Magnum Research, Eley, Lapua, VihtaVuori, SK, Berger Bullets, LensPen, Wyndham, Axil, Vortex Optics and SilencerCo, Vendor Sponsors Big Shots, Howard Leight by Honeywell, Henry Repeating Arms, Canik and YETI, and Prize Table Sponsors Benelli USA, Grizzly Coolers and Vudoo Gun Works for their support of this year’s event.

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SHOT Show – Industry Day At The Range – Kimber K6s

Monday, January 18th, 2016


Kimber, best known for their 1911s, is releasing something new for 2016, with the K6s revolver. Having been developed for approximately two years, the K6s is a 6-shot .357 MAG / .38 SPL revolver, with a slim profile, light weight, and internal hammer design, which makes it ideal for concealed carry, for use as a backup gun, and home defense. The barrel comes in at 2 inches, with an overall length of 6.62 inches and a width of only 1.39 inches. If you’re wondering how it shoots, the trigger has an approximate pull weight of 9.5 to 10.5 lbs., and the pull is smooth and consistent. Be on the lookout for the K6s when it releases later this year. – Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC Rifle

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Kimber-Advanced-Tactical-SOC-Rifle-3 got some excellent video coverage during SHOT Show and we thought it would be great to share some select stories with our readers here at SSD. This week, it’s the Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC Rifle, a bolt-action rifle chambered for .308 Win or .300 Win Mag with an aluminum, side-folding buttstock.

The Kimber Advanced Tactical SOC Rifle features a stainless steel, 4 groove match grade barrel with a 1:12 twist rate, and is capable of Sub .5 MOA accuracy. Additionally, it accepts all Accuracy International pattern detachable magazines.

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