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Old 03-02-2020, 07:58 AM   #1
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Top 3 Kimber Concealed Carries

Reminder, I am an ignorant noobie. Not stupid, merely ignorant enough to know to come and ask you. From your Kimber knowledge, what are the Top 3 concealed carry choices I should look at before making a purchase?

Yes, I know I can go in a gun shop and look, touch and taste but what I need you for is in helping me work through which is more reliable. Less prone to problems with fit, finish, jamming, etc.

I am leaning towards a Micro 9. It appears the Solo is too problematic.
Do I have any other choices to consider?
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I am leaning towards a Micro 9. It appears the Solo is too problematic.
Do I have any other choices to consider?
I recently picked one up. Only have 100 rounds through it but had 0 problems. It does have an advantage over your .380s and is accurate as well.
Question, you have a couple 380s. With the short barrel you get a reduction in power. Your 380 at typical self defense with good ammo should give you enough power, but this from a guy who has his share and someone else as well.
If you are looking for inconceivability a lot will be determined by your carry method and clothing. If your want deep carry but really slow access there is a holster called smart carry. I used it some with loose fitting dress slacks. Your access will be hindered and slow though. Hint ... I carried a 3in ultra carry 45acp and never a hint it was ever spotted. Because of the velcro I did cut the toe out of a sock to run the strap through.
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No mention of preferred caliber for carry, and that alone will limit your choices somewhat.

My personal preferences for EDC are four of my Kimbers...two Ultra CDP's in 9mm and .45, Super Carry Ultra + .45, and for light dress, summer carry, my Micro 9. All carried IWB at 4:00 in either a Milt Sparks VM2, or Adams Leatherworks IWB. All my Kimber three-inch 1911's fit the same Sparks rig....nice.



I rarely carry any of my Commander-size (Pro) guns, much preferring the more concealable 3" barrels of the aforementioned pistols. Good to have choices though, right?
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Super Carry Ultra+, any Ultra model 45acp, any Ultra model .9mm.

Kimber offers 31 1911 models chambered in 9mm, better platform less issues than the Micro line IMO.
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Either 45 or 9 mm will be fine. I guess the emphasis of what I’m looking for is the reliability. Only choice is Kimber’s.

You’ve given me some great info and I appreciate it!
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It may not matter, but consider cost of ammunition. The 9mm is about half the cost to shoot of the .45 ACP, recoil is much less too if that is a consideration.

Typically, a nine has more magazine capacity in any given platform too. But no one will argue the effectiveness of the .45 "when it matters".
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I carry an Ultra TLE 45. I like that is has frontstrap checkering and night sights. All Ultra’s will shoot pretty much the same. It’s the extra features that separates them.
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Generally speaking, larger frame guns are more reliable. Of course there's exceptions but the Micro ain't one of them.

On the other hand, a larger frame gun that you're not willing to carry is useless.

Carry guns are always a mix of compromises.
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Good day to you from north Alabama just shy of the Tennessee line...
..my carry varies dependent on where I am going to be...
easy pocket carry is my Kimber Micro CDP .380 that has to be broken in...
pocket or shoulder holster carry is my Kimber Micro 9mm-shot great out of the box..
shoulder holster carry is my Kimber Pro CDP II .45 ACP...
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
Generally speaking, larger frame guns are more reliable. Of course there's exceptions but the Micro ain't one of them.

On the other hand, a larger frame gun that you're not willing to carry is useless.

Carry guns are always a mix of compromises.
ok, I want to make sure I understand. I think you are saying the Micro is as reliable as the larger frames. Am I correct?
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