The Kimber Custom is a Colt M1911 semi-automatic handgun available since 1997 through Kimber Manufacturing. It is primarily seen in . 45 ACP - the same caliber of the original M1911 - and takes on the original's form and function. The base offering has a 5" barrel assembly with steel frame construction. The solid trigger is custom and the ejection port is slightly recessed while there is both a grip safety and beavertail safety mechanism. A 7-, 8- and 10-round magazine are used for feeding the . 45 ACP cartridges.
The Custom II differs primarily in having an internal safety at the firing pin. The Custom TLE II is a Tactical Law Enforcement (TLE) model and issued to elements of L. A. SWAT police. The TLE is a family of guns with several subvariants included. The "Warrior" and "Desert Warrior" models are other offshoots of the Custom and these issued to elements of the USMC's MARSOC special units.
- Close Quarters Battle (CQB) / Personal Security
220 mm (8. 66 in)
127 mm (5. 00 in)
2. 37 lb (1. 08 kg)
Iron Front and Rear.
Semi-Automatic; Single-Action (SA)
Custom - Base Series Model
Custom II - Follow-up model
Custom TLE - Tactical Law Enforcement model; various subvariants added.
Warrior / Desert Warrior - Variant issued to USMC MARSOC units.