I went spelunking again in the USPTO database and found two recent patents awarded to Kimber. It looks like they want a piece of the market currently occupied by the Wilson Combat X9-series. Alas, the aesthetics are aimed at the current Gucci Glock plastic surgeon market.

I’m suspicious that the stock panels are only held in place by friction from an O-ring (74) between post 70 and slot 72.

The rear sight is retained by a pair of cap screws that are trapped under the slide by cutouts molded in the firing pin stop. One wonders if this won’t lead to premature firing pin stop cracking.



  1. Wild, wild west says:

    Not sure if like.


  2. Rocketguy says:

    Good eyes on the novel grip attachment. I’m guessing they’re trying to avoid screws to minimize grip thickness?

    Looks like the post at the top of the grip hooks into the frame slot then the lower grip snaps onto the o-ring post. I’d have to tinker with it but, first glance, not a fan. Eventually, the o-ring would age and take a set and you would lose retention.


  3. BAP45 says:

    Now just have someone other than kimber make it


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