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From Kimber . . .

Kimber Mfg. is donating nearly $43,000 to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in an effort to provide support to the organization during one of its most trying times in recent history, including the cancellation of the 2021 SHOT Show.

The donation will help NSSF continue carrying out the organization’s operations, which promote and protect the rights of gunowners across the country, as well as increase firearm-training availability, hunting and conservation, general firearm safety, and other initiatives pertaining to the Second Amendment and the firearms industry. The NSSF also hosts SHOT Show, and has 13,000 members, including Kimber Mfg., making it one of the most significant organizations in the firearms industry.

“As the firearms trade association, the NSSF is crucial to both the firearms and outdoor-recreation industries. Kimber is a proud member of the NSSF, and as such, we are delighted to provide our support,” said Leslie Edelman, CEO and owner of Kimber. “Without the organization’s continued commitment to our industry, we very likely wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have today as Americans. And based on recent events, the NSSF’s efforts are needed now more than ever.”

“NSSF is very thankful to have the support of industry leaders like Kimber,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President and CEO. “Our industry is facing extraordinary challenges this year, and this generous donation from Kimber will greatly help in carrying out NSSF’s critical work on behalf of our industry.”

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    • “the f is for fudd.”

      Well, by the looks of that fancy back-lighted sign on their building, I can see why their guns cost so much.

      Someone once said, if you’re considering investing in a company, ask to visit the corporate headquarters. Flashy, expensive construction in a pricey part of town is a warning. The companies to invest in are in the cheap industrial park part of town, and the offices look like the last coat of paint was at least 25 years back, and the office furniture is ratty. That’s the company to invest in…

      • I once took a class in an Exxon Mobil facility in Houston that appeared fancy in the same way as a US Embassy in a hostile nation. They were concerned about an attack by US based enviro-crazies, not style. Sometimes this is necessary.

  1. Bravo, Kimber!

    My next pistol purchase (.45 ACP) will be a Kimber, as a result of their donation.

    I also very much like the fact that they offer models with grip and trigger safeties.

    • You’re going to buy a gun maker’s product, specifically because a gun maker gave money to a gun maker trade association/lobby group?

      I’m not saying Kimber giving money to the NSSF is bad, I’m just saying it’s nothing to get excited about. If they gave $40k to a civil rights group like GOA I’d be more impressed.

      • Tbf, kimber has made some bold statements and moves this past year. Hell of a lot more than most are doing.

      • Actually, Kimber held a “shoot ’em up” here in Spring, TX at Carter’s Country Range and I and my wife attended. We fired a dozen or so of their handguns, particularly their 1911s.

        The rep. was highly professional, was very careful to monitor shooters and instruct them on safety and the weapons all fired flawlessly and accurately. He also was tolerant of and a great instructor for newbees. So, Kimber made a great impression on me, as a result.

        Like I said above, I liked the redundant safeties, especially the grip safety which we’ve both enjoyed on our 9mm’s from Springfield Armory. I think trigger and grip safeties on a pistol make AIWB carry safer.

        So, taken together with their donation I’ve made my decision to work with them on my next purchase. That said, their weapons are priced at the very top of what I’m willing to pay.

        • Yup. It’s Like the Davidson Defense (or is that Daniel) top of the line commands top of the line pricing. I am more than willing to pay for flawless performance whether at the range or in a “situation”. One of my mentors in my youth told me something that I still live by, “It only costs a nickel more to go first class”.

  2. A previous article on TTAG said the NSSF said the BATFE was on Our side, more or less.
    ” Working with the BATFE to blah blah blah.”
    You can’t work ‘with’ an enemy.

  3. My favorite carry is my Custom Shop CDPII. Dead accurate and reliable. Now that they have done this, I’ll get another model.

  4. The problem with NSSF is that it only largely looks after the industry rights and if that is to the detriment of the citizens, so be it.

  5. I wasn’t aware of or knowledgeable about the NSSF until today. So, I “edumacated” myself by reviewing their website.

    They seem pretty cool to me. I particularly liked the extensive review of the history of the development of the AR-15.

    So, I don’t get some of the animosity against them expressed above.

    • They’re a lobbying group for the industry, NOT a pro 2A activist group. They’re kinda squishy on gun rights, and a lot of us suspect that they’d throw us under the bus if they were convinced it was in the industry’s financial interest to do so.

      i.e. “we supported a Federal AWB because we were going to lose those anyway but our support meant we didn’t also lose handguns”

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