Guns and Gear

[SHOT 2024] Kimber Releases New KDS9C Double Stack 9mm 1911 Platform

In an exciting reveal at the 2024 SHOT Show, Kimber unveiled its latest product, the KDS9C Double Stack 9mm 1911, a modern retelling of the classic model 1911.

The new incarnation is a departure from the traditional single stack 1911, offering a double stack model with a 15 round capacity in a 9mm platform. This augments its firepower and allows for longer sequences of fire before reloading, providing an upper hand in competitive shooting and self-defense scenarios.

The KDS9C comes with a 4-inch barrel, operating on a closed breech, short recoil system. Maintaining the dynamic versatility of Kimber’s products, this model features a reversible magazine release, much to the relief of many left-handed firearm enthusiasts. Moreover, it comes optics-ready, reinforcing Kimber’s commitment to fit the modern shooter’s need for sighting assistance.

In terms of outer aesthetics and feel, the KDS9C will be available in both black and stainless steel finishes, giving purchasers a choice to suit their personal preferences. The gun weighs in at only 25.3 ounces. As for the overall dimensions, the length is established at 7.8 inches, and the height is 5.3 inches. The frame is crafted from aluminum, ensuring durability and resilience over time, without significantly adding to the weight of the pistol.

This newest member of the Kimber lineup reinforces the company’s dedication to continuous innovation and design refinement to cater to the evolving needs of their customer base. Driven by the stellar reputation of Kimber America for producing reliable, high-quality firearms, the KDS9C is expected to be a welcome addition to any firearm enthusiast’s collection.

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