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MADE in the U.S.A. Kimber builds some of the world's finest pistols, right here in America--- something that makes sense as few things are as American as the 1911. The venerable 1911, on its own merit, is an engineering masterpiece. The simple fact that shooters still marvel today over a design that is over 100-years-old speaks volumes about the gun that has stood the test of time.
Virtually every critical component on each pistol is manufactured inside the Kimber factory. Only the finest raw materials come through the front gate, and Kimber takes care of the rest. This ensures every component meets unequaled standards.
The Kimber Custom TLE/RL II is a full- size, 5" barrel .45ACP 1911 and includes a matte black finish. Kimber workmanship and construction quality are easy to see, even down to the smallest detail. The melded, flat top, forged steel slide and railed frame fit together with tight tolerances and function perfectly.
Recoil on the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II feels significantly less than that of competing designs. This is due in part to this pistol’s lower center of gravity, which is slightly below the slide, and very close to where the shooter's hand grips the gun. Although the single-stack magazine puts the Kimber's capacity at only eight rounds, the relatively small diameter of the 1911's frame still allow the shooter to create a secure two-handed grip.
One of the most distinguishing features of the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II is the 30 lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap of the grip, which, along with the G10 grip panels, gives the shooter a very firm grip on the gun. It has a match grade barrel and bushing deliver tack driving accuracy. For added reliability, Kimber includes a full- length guide rod, as the shorter G.I. style guide rods have a tendency to bind or break over time.
Snag-free, low profile front and rear Meprolight tritium sights sit on top of the slide and provide a consistent target presentation. The checkering on the mainspring housing and the texture of the G10 grip feels secure.The knurled extended magazine release of the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II is a huge improvement over releases seen on other pistols. Performing tactical reloads is quick, simple and efficient.
The Kimber Custom TLE/RL II has a single stage, match grade aluminum trigger is a joy to pull, especially over the mushy triggers seen on most double action pistols. The 4 – 5 lbs pull is steady and smooth, while the reset is short and crisp. This is a gun that fires naturally, even for beginner's that have “low and left” trigger slap tendencies.
In fact, the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II has one of the smoothest trigger pulls of any production 1911 on the market. Other features include a clean, single sided thumb safety. Many shooters actually prefer this style over the bulkier ambidextrous paddles. To further minimize felt recoil, the grip safety is a high-ride designed beavertail that quickly establishes a positive grip for maximum control in stress fire situations.
For service or repair, the pistol is backed by a manufacturers 1- year warranty. Overall, the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II is a high quality, affordably priced, incredibly accurate self-defense handgun designed for many years of reliable service.