Are Kimber frames cast or hammer forged? I was reading the FAQ thread and bac 1023 states that the frame is cast and the slide is forged. I have also read that the frames are forged. I just ordered my first 1911 from Buds (Kimber Custom II W/ night sites $805). Should be here soon! Very happy to join the 1911 addiction! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!