The Kimber Warrior is a highly functional tactical 1911 from a company notorious for quality guns. The Warrior has a built in Picatinny rail, its frame and slide are steel and the match grade barrel is nicely fitted. The gun itself shows the pride of craftsmanship common to the Kimber line.
I just received a NIB Kimber Warrior for my 17th birthday. I am a total and complete novice when it comes to the 1911 platform. Yes, I occasionally shot a few different models at the range and my grandfather (my range buddy) shoots a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec model.
That is the extent of my 1911 knowledge. What originally drew me into the 1911 platform was the feel of the gun in your hand. With the 1911 you know you are getting a "gun". The pistols are heavy compared to my Beretta 96 Vertec, or HK USP .40 S&W. Loading up an eight round .45 ACP magazine with 230gr. Ball is a fun experience in itself. The rounds are big. They honestly dwarf the little 9mm rounds, and puts the .40 S&W is in its shadows. To put it into simple terminology the gun is just plain cool.
Americans vote with their wallets and, if market offerings are a reliable indicator of popularity, the 1911 still stands tall among gun buyers. Virtually every manufacturer turns out its own interpretation of John Browning’s masterpiece, though Kimber offers more choices than most.