Video Review: Kimber Rapide Black Ice 10mm 1911 Pistol

This isn't your great-grandfather's 1911, but it's the one he would have wanted!

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posted on June 2, 2022

Among experienced shooters, 1911-style pistols are revered for their reliability and time-tested design ... and that's why many 1911-style handguns look more or less like they did way back in 1911. Kimber broke the mold with the Rapide Black Ice 1911, a next-generation 1911 that's as slick, fast and devastating on-target as its namesake. Now available in the hot-again 10mm caliber, this pistol is equally suited for self-defense, precision target shooting and hunting. Clad all in black with a black DLC=finished barrel, its windowed slide and specially milled serrations at the front and rear. The G10 grip panels and the slide feature the same rounded cutouts, offering an excellent grip as well as futuristic styling. 

The 10mm chambering is known to be recoil-heavy, and sometimes that's a handful for new shooters. That said, the decisive terminal performance of the 10mm is part of what makes it so versatile. The Kimber Rapide Black Ice in 10mm cushions the kick with its solid steel weight and recoil-driven operation. So how does it shoot? In this NRA Gun of the Week video review starring our friends at American Rifleman, you'll see why experienced shooters and newbies alike ought to give the Rapide Black Ice a look. MSRP $1,665; kimberamerica.com

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