SOLD FOR: $1100
Make: Kimber Custom Shop
Model: Pro Custom Defense Package II (Pro CDP II)
Serial Number: KR217327
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “CUSTOM / SHOP / Kimber”, the right side is marked “PRO CDP II”. The right side of the frame is marked “KIMBER MFG / KR217327 / YONKERS NY USA”. The top of the barrel is marked “45 ACP”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three dot Meprolight Tritium night sight configuration; the front sight is a black blade on a base that is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a square notched base with a serrated face that is dovetailed onto the slide and fixed with a set screw.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed grips are checkered wood panels. The grip panels show a few compressed checkers on the left panel with a drag line running through the right panel. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Satin Silver Stainless Steel Slide, Matte Black finished Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. This pistol shows light wear throughout with finish loss present at the magwell. Draglines and light scratches can be found on the metal surfaces, most notably the rear sight. The checkering shows a few lightly compressed checkers. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight, with almost no rattling noise when the gun is shaken. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One factory 7 round magazine, two 8 round KimPro magazines, serial number matching hard case, lock, and cleaning instructions are included. The case shows light wear.
Our Assessment: From Kimber’s website: “CDP pistols have it all. Night sights, ambidextrous thumb safety and 30-lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap and under the trigger guard. Match grade barrel, stainless steel slide and double diamond rosewood grips. They even have a 7075-T7 aluminum frame with KimPro II finish and Carry melt treatment for rounded and blended edges that will not snag. Five .45 ACP models weighing just 25 to 31 ounces are offered. Kimber makes some of the finest 1911 pistols manufactured today, and nowhere is quality more important than in a pistol carried for personal defense.” This pistol looks to have been shot seldom and taken well care of in the interim. There are only light scuffs and wear marks from takedown and use. Kimber has an extraordinary track record and a very helpful customer service branch. In a world of uncertainty, .45 ACP has proven to be a very certain solution to bad guys and steel targets. Please see our pictures and good luck!