Kimber’s R7 Mako

Kimber had to get in on the latest handgun craze–the micro-compact double-stack category that was created by Sig in an attempt to make the perfect all-around carry gun. Now the market is flooded with guns from nearly every manufacturer.

Now that list includes Kimber.

When he first heard about Kimber’s entrance with its R7 Mako, JJ figured it would be a 1911 style, steel micro with a double stack mag, or something similar. But he was wrong.

It’s a polymer, striker-fired gun that weighs 19.5 ounces–much like the others. But Kimber engineers had the benefit of viewing the features of other guns and improving upon them. And that’s exactly what they did.

Most surprisingly, the R7 doesn’t cost $1200 like most other Kimbers. Rather, it’s more in line with upper-end pistols of the category. In sum, it’s one of, if not THE, best pure carry guns available today.

To find out why, see the full video.

At an early age Jeff was kicked in the face by an exposed hammer shotgun, stunting his growth but also sparking a passion for guns, hunting and the outdoors. Since the crack of that old gun, he's traveled the world, hunting, shooting and writing for national outdoor magazines. His Youtube page adds a bit of practicality to tacticality, dispels hunting and shooting myths, gives fairly honest reviews of guns and gear because he's not beholden to anyone, and offers real-world based tips--that might well be wrong. Rest assured, Jeff is no Navy SEAL, although he stayed at a Holiday Inn once in San Diego.