Kimber Custom Aegis II
This new Kimber Aegis II in 9mm is both a nice looker and a great shooter. The more I shoot it, the more I like it. I find it to be even better than the previously produced full-sized, all-steel 9mm, the Stainless Target II, which is a good gun in its own right. Last year, Kimber introduced the Aegis, a subcompact with a 3-inch barrel and shortened alloy frame. I had the opportunity to review it and the Stainless Target II, finding them both to deliver outstanding performance. This new addition to what has become the Aegis family brings together the best features of all of them by combining the alloy frame and steel slide with a full-sized 5-inch barrel in the same 9mm caliber. The bonus is how this Custom Shop creation has also been crafted to work well as a personal defense handgun in addition to being perfectly qualified for action shooting sports. Lightweight, compact, and absolutely reliable, custom Aegis® models are built in the Kimber Custom Shop for shooters with small hands. Thin grips, altered controls, and rounded edges make them easy to shoot. A great single-stage 1911 trigger that breaks cleanly at 4-5 pounds makes them easy to shoot accurately. Standard features include night sights, 30-lines-per-inch front strap checkering, and a premium two-tone Kimber custom II finish that is both self-lubricating and extremely resistant to moisture.