Kimber's CDP (Custom Defense Package) includes front strap checkering, night sights, lightweight aluminum frame, and more custom touches.
The finest pistol you can carry. Sometimes the essence of a product is captured in its name. CDP (Custom Defense Package) pistols from the Kimber Custom Shop are the finest carry pistols available today. They chamber the power of the .45 ACP and are fitted with custom features that make them an exceptional value.
CDPs are some of the most successful pistols Kimber has ever produced, and certainly the most copied. Others have dressed up a basic 1911 to look like a CDP, suggesting it is as good as a Kimber but sells for a lower price. They may be able to copy the look but no company can match Kimber quality and performance. There is also a certain irony in the suggestion that you should trust your life to the low bidder.
Each CDP has 30 lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap as well as under the trigger guard for a positive grip under any conditions. A match grade Premium Aluminum Trigger is consistent from shot to shot. Stainless steel small parts like the slide release, magazine release, beavertail grip safety and hand-checkered double diamond rosewood grips compliment the two-tone matte finish.
CDP pistols are available in four different sizes, each having important advantages. Both the Custom and Pro versions have full length grips while the Compact and the Ultra have the shorter Officer’s grip. Different barrel lengths give a full range of options and the short barrel models are easier to conceal. In fact, the Ultra CDP II is the smallest, lightest 1911 pistol on the market. Weights vary between 25 and 31 ounces and even short grip models carry 7 round magazines.
The 1911 is proven to be the most dependable semi-automatic platform for a carry pistol, and Kimber makes the best 1911. Don’t trust your life to anything less than the best.