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Old 06-19-2014, 12:57 AM   #1
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My conceal carry setup

Hey all,

not sure if this is the appropriate place to place a thread about my conceal carry setup and impressions but here goes!

I own a Kimber Tactical 2 Ultra and it is one of the nicest and finest firearms I have purchased so far. So naturally, I wanted a nice carry setup to go with my "showpiece"

I purchase a belt, holster, and mag/flashlight setup and Tim @ TT Gunleather did the work. Just wanted to mention that TT Gunleather's customer service is excellent and that is a value that is very important to me. I am the type of person that will support businesses like this even if it cost a little bit more money.


Belt features:
- Black color
- 1.5"
- Brushed nickle buckle
- Internal stiffler
- Cowhide

Slim IWB Holster "Mikes Special" holster features:
- Brown color
- More forward cant (5%)
- Sits lower (3/4" to 1" )
- Solid retention/rigid mouth
- Back protection
- Cowhide

OWB Mag Light Combo Holder features:
- Brown color
- Spare magazine pouch
- Sunwayman v11r flashlight pouch
- Cowhide

I am very comfortable with this setup and have wore it for hours on end. After wearing it a bit, you forget that you are carrying a 1911 on your hip...I believe the thick belt has something to do with that. The only weird thing that I am not used to is the occasional leather creaking noise when I move about. Not sure if that is the leather breaking in or that is just how leather holster setups go.

I really recommend this setup and very happy with my purchase. The long wait (about 3 months) was definitely worth it! I hope this may help anyone that is considering a holster for their Kimber.

Without further delay, here are some pictures of my rig and daily carry.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:26 AM   #3
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nice setup. in my opinion you have a proper system to carry a 1911. the creaking may or may not go away. try some leather conditioner (not softener!). it may take some of the squeak away.
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Great looking rig. I'm really liking that holster...
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Nice looking set-up. Looks like a great choice for that particular weapon.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:25 AM   #6
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Very nice looking setup, why did you go with a black belt and brown holsters? I would think that if the belt and holsters were the same color they would be less conspicuous.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:59 AM   #7
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Nice rig. Well done.
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Nice set up! Wish someone would make a decent gun belt for women - that one's a bit 'manly' for me!!
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Real nice carry rig. A good IWB holster makes a 1911 disappear.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:28 AM   #10
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Very nice looking setup, why did you go with a black belt and brown holsters? I would think that if the belt and holsters were the same color they would be less conspicuous.
Hey Chuck43, that is a great question. I went with two different colors because I really like the brown leather look for holsters and I can use the black leather belt by itself for any of my business casual attire. Brown belts just do not look right on me for some reason!


Everyone, thank you for your compliments and don't give up Chickadee! There are plenty of options for conceal carry for women. If you want some ideas let me know, I think there are couple of youtube reviewers that might point you in the right direction.

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