How We Got Started
Kimber was established as “Kimber of Oregon” in 1979 by Jack Warne and his child Greg Warne in the unassuming community of Clackamas, Oregon. An Australian, Jack Warne established the Australian guns maker, Donning Arms or Sportco, in Adelaide, South Australia, following The Second Great War. He moved to Oregon in 1968 after Portland-based Omar Enterprises bought that organization.
Following its establishing, Kimber of Oregon immediately fabricated a standing for precise .22 long rifle type rifles. Hence, it started to extend its product offering and ultimately gained a subsequent assembling plant in neighboring Colton. Jack Warne procured the Brownell fast separable rifle scope mounting framework for Kimber.
In the last part of the 1980s, the organization started to battle after a confidential stock contribution missed the mark concerning taking care of the expenses of fostering the M89 BG (Major Game) Rifle. In 1989, Kimber of Oregon was offered to Oregon lumber aristocrat Bruce Engel, who established WTD Enterprises, Inc. Engel experienced issues running Kimber and soon the organization looked for insolvency security. In any case, Kimber of Oregon’s resources were sold.
Kimber was founded with the sole purpose of building the finest classic sporting rifles ever offered in America. Knowledgeable riflemen were quick to try one, liked what they saw and spread the word. Today, Kimber rifles are favored by many of the world’s most accomplished hunters and shooters, and limited production keeps people standing in line to buy them.
Kimber rifles offer a combination of features that set them apart from all other production brands. Barrels, chambers and triggers hold critical match grade dimensions for accuracy. Pillar and glass bedding ensures both accuracy and strength. Walnut stocks are finished and checkered by hand. Carbon fiber stocks are the finest available on a production rifle. All work is done inside the Kimber factory—the only way to ensure quality.
Made In America. That’s right, Kimber builds some of the finest handguns ever seen here in the United States. Virtually every single component of every firearm we offer is manufactured inside the Kimber factory. The finest raw materials are delivered right to the loading dock and Kimber does the rest, which is the only way to ensure that every part meets Kimber’s unequaled standards.
Whether you’re interested in an iconic Kimber 1911, the groundbreaking R7 Mako, an exceptional Micro or Micro 9, rest assured that every Kimber handgun is built to the tightest tolerances and the utmost level of quality and craftsmanship; each Kimber that leaves the factory doors are considered What All Guns Should Be.
R7 MAKO (OI)
The R7 MAKO is Kimber’s first polymer framed, striker fired, high-capacity, subcompact handgun. Designed to compete with the best, the R7 MAKO is outfitted with todays most desired features providing superior out-of-the-box performance. The R7 MAKO family comes standard with high contrast TruGlo Tritium Pro night sights, ambidextrous controls, and a flat faced trigger. The optic installed (OI) model comes factory equipped with the Crimson Trace CT-1500 series red dot optic.
MOUNTAIN ASCENT™ CAZA
With a starting weight of 4 pounds, 13 ounces, the Kimber Mountain Ascent offers custom features and delivers legendary Kimber accuracy.
- Approximate weight (pounds/ounces): 4/13
- Overall length (inches): 41.25 (w/o brake installed)
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Finish: KimPro II Black
- Contour: Sporter
- Legnth (inches): 22
- Twist rate (right hand): 10
- Grooves: 4
- Match grade chamber
- 7/16″-28 threaded with muzzle brake
The world’s lightest production 6-shot, .357 Magnum revolver, featuring superior ergonomics, smooth match-grade trigger, rubber grip and satin finish.
- Height (inches): 4.46
- Weight (ounces) with empty cylinder: 23
- Length (inches): 6.62
- Width (inches): 1.39
- Cylinder capacity: 6
- Action: DAO
- Material: Stainless steel
- Finish: Brushed stainless
- Serrated backstrap