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Old 10-07-2003, 11:07 AM
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Best Concealed Carry Kimber?




I am in the market for another 45 carry weapon. I have always carried SIG P220 but like the idea of a smaller yet great looking 45. Been going back and forth between the Kimbers and the Para-Ordiance 45. What are the Kimber opinions here as the best/smallest/ 45 for concealed carry.?

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Old 10-07-2003, 11:14 AM
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Always a toss-up between ballistics and ease of concealment, especially with a .45. It's a low pressure round, designed around a 5'' barrel.

As I feel that the BARREL of a weapon is not hard to conceal, only the grip, a 4'' Compact (officer's frame) is your best bet. CDP or Compact depending on taste.

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Old 10-07-2003, 03:56 PM
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Ditto the CDP and Compact. I have both and the CDP is aluminum framed and shoots great, while the Compact is steel and I shoot it even better! In fact I'm adding both to my CCW today!
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Old 10-07-2003, 04:03 PM
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I am partial to the Ultra sized Kimbers. I thing the ballistics from the smaller 3" bbl are good enough for self defense with premium ammunition.

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Old 10-07-2003, 09:27 PM
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I have no trouble with a Pro/Commander size...I buy clothes accordingly..obviously easier to deal with in the winter but with a stainless Eclipse..no worries during the hot summer
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:07 PM
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I vote for the Ultra size - CDP.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:20 PM
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The Compact Stainless is the best carry gun I've ever had...I don't know why people waste their hard earned money, on the Ultra's, with their now infamous reliability problems. The Compact has a better sight radius, greater muzzle velocity, all with the same grip as the Ultra, but only an inch longer in the slide/barrel...not to mention, way better reliability...the only time I've seen my Compact malfunction, is when I was teaching a newbie, and he limp wristed the gun with a light grip on the safety.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:59 PM
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I went with the compact over the Ultra. The shorter barrel just doesn't produce enough speed to me. I feel the .45 is already slow so went with the four inch barrel. No Flames please, I used to shoot a .40.

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Old 10-08-2003, 12:34 AM
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I carry my full size most...and I bought an Ultra for CCW.

I think the full size, and pro models seem to carry best.

Each person is different.

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Old 10-08-2003, 01:08 AM
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Best concealment Kimber? Stainless Compact, without a doubt!
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Old 10-08-2003, 01:46 AM
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Ultra Carry

I carry the Ultra Carry every day and have put about 2500 rounds through it. It works beautifully and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I haven't tried the Compact so I have no comments on them. I'm currently looking for a full size to add to my collection of Kimbers.
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Old 10-08-2003, 04:08 PM
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Like other have said, Compact SS is best.
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Old 10-09-2003, 12:48 PM
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Compact SS series 1 is wonderful.
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Old 10-09-2003, 06:26 PM
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Ultra CDP is it for me. Carries great in a VMII holster. I only use it for carry. For those purposes a 3 incher will hit what you shoot at just fine. While many think the length of the barrel doesn't make a difference in carry, but obviously a 3" is ligher than a 4" or 5". Weight and grip length do make a difference.

However, at 15 yards, I get a good grouping. Hey I hit the target. For defense, if you can hit the target, you can defend.
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:33 PM
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KIMBER TACTICAL ULTRA II. I would rank it as one of the BEST Kimbers EVER Built. This little gun is AWSOME....
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Old 10-11-2003, 09:55 AM
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I have never had a problem of any sort with the Ultra size Kimbers.

And, very accurate for me.
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:04 AM
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Personally I carry a full size Tactical Custom II, prior to that a full size Colt 1911. On occassions I will carry a Pro CDP, more for weight reduction. load them both with 230 Hydra-Shoks. Full size hides just as easy as the sawed off runts, plus none of the reliability problems of the 3 inch weapons and poor bullet performance associated with the short tubes.
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