When it comes to upgraded M1911s from major makers, nobody makes as many, as well, as Kimber. The new Master Carry series has 3 inch, 4 inch and 5-inch guns—all equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrips from the factory.
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The majority of the enduring M1911 pistols generally fall into one of three different style and size variations—full-size, or standard; mid-length, or Commander-style; and compact, with barrel and grip both shortened. Some of the exceptions to that rule show custom gunsmithing at its very best and serve their owners well. But for every accessorized and accurized, special-purpose, limited-use M1911 pistol made in a custom shop, there are 1,000 coming from a factory. We can, therefore, conclude that the majority of American handgunners use stock M1911 pistols, and it’s up to the many makers to fill the special feature demands right out of the factory.
Nobody does it better than Kimber, as its extensive catalog lists no less than 16 different families of M1911 guns. Some of the Kimber M1911 families have as many as a half-dozen members. The effort is obviously to offer the American handgunner every possible combination of features and at a variety of price points. Here, we’ll look at the newest family, dubbed the “Master Carry” series. Master Carry M1911s are an upscale trio of well-equipped defensive pistols bearing the Kimber script logo along the left sides of their slides. The appointments are very similar on all three variations.