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Remembering Chip McCormick

Chip McCormick

Remembering Chip McCormick

TROY, AL — Kimber Mfg. has learned of the passing of Chip McCormick, the man renowned for creating industry-leading 1911 magazines and triggers through his company, Chip McCormick Custom. Mr. McCormick, in partnership with Kimber Mfg. owner and CEO Leslie Edelman, also contributed greatly to Kimber’s success in the 1911 market. Mr. McCormick provided instrumental consulting to Mr. Edelman in creating the firearm industry’s first mass-produced, high-quality 1911 pistols that included custom features. Mr. McCormick’s contributions included a beavertail grip safety, an extended slide stop, and an ambidextrous manual safety. These efforts not only changed the handgun market by adding...

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