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I currently have a Kimber TLE/RL and a Glock 26, but I want just one carry gun. It's to hard to summer carry the full size Kimber, but I want something more powerful than the Glock. I Love my Kimber and thought about getting the Ultra CDP, or Ultra Covert. I would probably sell both to get the one. I know it's preference but I need some suggestions. Thanks for the help.
 

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My favorite carry pistol is the Kimber Ultra Carry (pre-Series II), the grand-daddy of the models you're looking at.

I have almost 3,000 rounds through it with no failures (FMJ, LSWC, LRN; factory and reloads; 200 and 230 grain bullets). It is accurate and easy to shoot.

It conceals quite easily and I often pocket-carry it in a custom leather holster. It has proven to be utterly reliable.

The recoil springs (2 of them) need to be changed more often than the spring on a full-size model. It isn't fussy about cleanliness - when I was doing reliability testing, I once ran it for 500 rounds without interior cleaning.

I'm pretty happy with it.
 

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My next handgun should be a Kimber 1911. The look/feel is just too sexy for me to stop lusting after it right now. There ... I said it. Now I feel all dirty.

:ROFL:

I just bought the XD45 last week because of the round carry amount and overall quality and accuracy. I just need to find a Kimber that I can go out and shoot maybe 100 round with to test it out.

It sounds like you're interested in a 3" barrel then? If I remember correctly, Van Wagenen in Orem had a nice Ultra Carry II for a good price (stainless). I believe it was $650 if my young mind isn't failing me. The Covert II seems like a quality choice, as it seems to be built a little more tougher and has the lasergrips. They also have the Ultra RCP II if you're looking for small and a little less-expensive than the Covert.

I'm curious, if your Kimber TLE/RL is 4" (?) then you are saying that it's too big? Are you using an extended grip on your G26?

Regards,

barl0w
 

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I've had a CDP Pro II for several years. It has been a great gun. It is reliable and accurate. However, I found that it was a little difficult to conceal with certain clothing options.
I wanted a compact 1911 for that reason and bought the Kimber SIS Ultra a few weeks ago. I love it! It hides well, is more comfortable to carry and is very accurate for a compact.
With that said, it still boils down to personal preference. My choice is 1911 cocked/locked.
 
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