Kimber Releases KDS9c Rail Model

Following the tremendous response to the launch of the KDS9c in April of 2023, Kimber has released a highly anticipated line extension featuring a picatinny rail and ambidextrous safety—the KDS9c Rail. Like the original KDS9c, the railed model is built to be the next generation of hammer fired semi-automatic pistol from Kimber. This latest addition highlights the continuing shift toward optic and light bearing firearms demanded by today’s concealed carry owner.

This new offering will come standard with one 15 round magazine and one 18 round magazine with alloy extended base. The optics capability mimics that of the legacy KDS9c and features mounting plates for the Trijicon RMR family of footprints, Holosun K, and Vortex Venom red dot optics. With an MSRP of $1,903, the complete combined features of the KDS9c Rail deliver a concealed carry firearm of simply outstanding value. Featuring an alloy frame made with 7075 aerospace grade aluminum and a fully integrated crosshatch textured design for the front strap and grip panels, the ergonomics of the KDS9c deliver terrific comfort and superior control. A crisp 3.5-4.5lb trigger pull provides the superior characteristics you have come to expect from Kimber. Additional new accessories include new grip scales featuring a hi-texture which offers an enhanced grip. Light bearing holsters that are compatible with Surefire X-300’s will be available from TXC in their X1 Pro in both right and left-handed as well as their OVRT holster in both right and left hand.

Everett Deger, Director of Kimber Marketing stated: “When we started shipping the KDS9c in July of 2023, the most requested addition was for a rail and ambidextrous safety, and we listened to those requests. This line extension is a testament to providing the features and attributes that Kimber customers expect and modern firearms owners are looking for. The KDS9c Rail delivers on all of these latest concealed carry attributes and is machined, assembled and finished by American workers in Troy Alabama.”The KDS9c Rail will begin shipping at the end of January. This new model will also be available in states with capacity restrictions with a 10-round magazine.

The new KDS9c Rail is the first of many exciting line extensions and new introductions on deck from Kimber for 2024.