by David Crane
DefenseReview got to handle the new Kimber Warrior 1911 pistol (.45 ACP) at its debut at SHOT Show 2005. Basically, it’s the civilian-release version of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 pistol, although there are some differences. For instance, the Kimber Warrior utilizes an integral M1913 tactical light rail, instead of the Dawson screw-on rail that the ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 pistol uses. Also, the ICQB pistol features Simonich/Strider Gunner Grips, while the Kimber Warrior pistol utilizes grips with a different cut pattern. It would appear that the Kimber Warrior also does ulitize an Ed Brown grip safety. However, both pistols utilize a Kimber Series I safety system (Series 70 safety system), which DefRev prefers to the Kimber Series II safety system, utilized on the Kimber Custom TLE/RLII 1911 pistol.
"YeeDude" from TacticalForums.com has posted some digital pics of the new Kimber Warrior 1911 pistol at the first link provided below. Click on the links below to view digital photos of the just released pistol:…
Click here to view the thread with the Kimber Warrior 1911 pistol pics.
Links to additional Kimber Warrior pics (posted by "greenmonkey" at TacticalForums.com):
If you’d like to find out any other differences between the two pistols, DefenseReview would recommend that you contact Kimber America by phone toll-free at 800-880-2418. You can contact them via email at [email protected]. Or you can contact Kimber Military and Federal Sales at 914-964-0771 Ext: 243. If you’d like to contact the Kimber Custom Shop, you can reach them at 914-964-0771 Ext: 228.