About the Handgun:
The Kimber Custom Defense Package employs a 7075-T7 aluminum frame. Slides are machined from solid stainless steel and given a satin finish that will not reflect light. All CDP barrels and chambers are match grade for accuracy. Breech faces are polished and ejection ports are lowered and flared for reliable function. All edges of the pistol are rounded and blended by hand, leaving no sharp corners to catch clothing or dig into a holster.
About the Manufacturer:
Kimber is a manufacturer of M1911 pistols and bolt action rifles. The company was originally founded as 'Kimber of Oregon' in 1979, but failed in 1991. Reorganized as 'Kimber of America' in Clackamas, Oregon in 1993, the company got back into handgun production in 1995, then consolidated operations in New York in 1997. While famous for their pistols, over the years Kimber has produced many popular rifles that are used even today although many models have been discontinued.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.