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!

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;


Emilio Carvalho
Emilio Carvalho

Rising Shooting Stars: Emilio Carvalho

Competing with former Olympians and members of the elite Army Marksmanship Unit … Emilio is not your average teenager!

4 (More) Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Bullet

When it comes to long-range accuracy, there's much more at work than your aim.

Video Review: Savage 110 PCS Handgun

It's a bolt-action handgun that boasts rifle-caliber performance because it's based on the Savage 110!

NRA Family's Guide to Hurricane-Season Prepping

There may be a lot of wind and water on its way this year ... here's how to prepare.

Henry Repeating Arms Gifts $50K to Tunnel to Towers, Housing America's Heroes

In honor of the man who tunneled to the falling World Trade Center towers, Henry's donation is just the beginning.

5 Things (You Didn't Know) Affect Your Bullet

When your bullet has to go the distance, these are the obstacles.


Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.