Kimber Rifles & Shotguns | Kimber Firearms
Kimber was founded in 1979 in Oregon, USA by Jack and Greg Warne under the name of “Kimber in Oregon”. The reputation of the company grew very fast with the development of the .22 caliber rifles. The most popular Kimber guns are without any doubt the pistols, but they have some good rifles like the 17, 22, and 84M or the 8400 WSM. The company is currently considering expanding the manufacturing capacity. The pistols produced by the company are sold to SWAT, LAPD as well as the US Marine Forces.
All of the Kimber rifles sold come with a match grade barrels and chambers and are manufactured from 0 in the Kimber factory. The vast majority of the rifles produced feature both pillar and glass bedding in order to improve accuracy and strength. Match grade triggers break clean at 3.5-4 pounds. In its history there were a couple of Kimber shotguns, like the Valier Grade II which was a very light lively and properly scaled firearm for bird hunting that had a 20 gauge with a 26 inch barrel. The Valier II had double triggers, fixed IC/M chokes and an English stock with a generous 14.75 inch length of pull to a 24 lines-per-inch hand-checkered butt. Barrels join and lock into the receiver in the proven chopper lump system.
The product family of Kimber hunting rifles includes the following centerfire rifles: Model 84M, Model 84L, Model 8400, Specialty Rifles and Tactical. As with Kimber pistols, all work is done inside the Kimber factory-the only way to ensure quality. Kimber rifles all feature a positive 3-position wing safety with serrated lever, a very innovative design. The Kimber rifle model 84L has a weight of 6 pounds and 2 ounces. The barrel is 24 inches long in order to offer maximum velocity. It has a full-length Mauser claw extractor for total control of round feeding and extraction. The model is available in .25-06 Rem, .30-06 Spfd and .270 Win. Their list of rimfires is much known, here are just a few relevant examples: Gold Match II, Rimfire, Super Carry, Raptor II and the Aegis II. Quality is guaranteed to all models as Kimber is the largest 1911 pistol manufacturer in the world.
From the Kimber shotguns products that were manufactured in the past, there is also the Augusta Skeet Shotgun, which was produced in Brescia, Italy for the Kimber Company. Its shallow profile and slim lines are renowned for beauty and bring the practical advantages of light weight and strength. Quite naturally, this action design was the starting point of the Kimber Augusta. A true Kimber shotgun, the Augusta is a product of a long-established guild environment. Craftsmen with decades of experience may labor over several different famous shotgun brands in the same week.
Choosing the best Kimber gun is a very hard thing to do as there are many 1911 pistols to choose from and a few rifles that changed the history of hunting guns. The CDP series of 1911 pistols has to be the best in the opinion of many gun reviewers. Some of the standard features include low profile three dot night sights and a Carry Bevel treatment that rounds and blends edges so they cannot snag on clothing or holsters. These pistols are chambered in the very powerful .45 ACP, considered by many as the best cartridge developed by the law enforcement.
Kimber Hunting Scopes
A Kimber rifle scope like the Mepro 21 Reflex Sights Mepro 21-I 5.5 Qr benefits from the same quality as the rest of the products of the American company. It features 30mm lens which give a great field of view and comes with multi-layered coating in order to enhance light transmission. Kimber scopes are known for being very bright and the Mepro 21 is no exception, with fiber optics both above the sight and below the lens, giving it three times more light-gathering capabilities than the discontinued Mepro 21-C.
Kimber firearms are produced entirely in their United States company from the best materials available and by the best engineers who trained for years until they became employees of Kimber, a living legend. The 1911 pistols will remain a legend in the history of firearms, but rifles like the 8400 Model will also have their place in the American rifle hunting history.
A special edition model from Kimber, it is offered with an AAA-French walnut stock that has a hand-rubbed oil finish with an ebony forend tip and sling swivel studs. It features both pillar and glass bedding, along with a steel grip cap and a 1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator.
It has a stippled synthetic stock with an adjustable cheekpiece and glass bedding. Kimber has fitted this model with a 24-inch steel barrel that has a Black KimPro II finish and a match grade chamber. In addition, it comes equipped with a 3-position Model 70-type safety.
This model from Kimber comes with a stippled synthetic material that features an adjustable cheekpiece, four flush swivel cups and a front swivel stud for bipod. In addition, the unit has been fitted with a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and a steel barrel that has a Desert Tan KimPro II finish.
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