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What's the best way to conceal a Kimber ultra carry (3" barrel)? I assume it is too big for an ankle or pocket holster (right?), and think I would be better off with a quality IWB. My Milt Sparks VM2 IWB works well for my 4" Kimber, and it sounds like everyone likes the Alessi GWH for their full size 1911's; but is what works best for a 5" 1911 also what works best for a 3"? Any insight would be appreciated.
 
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This may sound redundant but I picked up an Ultra CDP last week and Mark Garrity made me an IWB Model 5 with slotted loop out of black sharkskin in a low mount configuration as the pistol is small and I wanted to maximize the concealability under a polo shirt left slightly untucked it is finally warming up here in Pa and for summer use I wear a lightweight shirt and shorts. The holster helps the pistol conceal nicely in the shirt folds and for extended use I untuck the shirt fully.
 
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Here is a pic of a new Incognito Mark built for my CDP in horsehide with snaps and loops to convert into a pancake holster.

 

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I carry my SS Ultra Carry in a Milt Sparks (www.miltsparks.com) VersaMax 2. It is very stable, comfortable, and conceals well. Sounds like you already have experience with the holster. Stick w/what works for you :wink:

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Malomead,

As I posted under a different topic, I use a VM2 for my Ultra Carry on a regular basis. I find it extremely comfortable, highly concealable, and the workmanship is top shelf.

I've been involved in this obsession we all seem to share for almost thirty years, and my wife of thirty five years will tell you I'm a picky S.O.B...in my humble opinion, a Versa Max is bloody hard to beat if you're looking for an IWB holster.

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David, You're right. The VMll is an excellent holster, and I have recommended it to many of my customers who are looking for
the ultimate in a tuckable style holster. It's the best one out there for those who find a need to wear the shirt tucked in over the gun. Obviously it works great in the standard mode also, and is very comfortable.
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Lou,

I hope you noticed my comment in the "What is Your Favorite Holster?" thread that your Heinie DOJ model is my absolute favorite OWB holster. I find myself looking forward to cold weather here in Charleston, so I can use it for my carry rig! :smile:

By the way, what do you put on your leather to give it that marvelous aroma? If you mixed it with Hoppe's and sold it to women as perfume, we guys would be in a heap of trouble!

David

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David, That that aroma is a combination of the dye, and the acyrilic finish we use. I wish I could bottle it. Hundreds of people have asked me about that. Funny thing is I can't smell it.
My chocolate lab comes to work with me every day, and she also smells like that all the time! All the dogs in the neighborhood are always sniffing her..:grin:
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David, You're right. The VMll is an excellent holster, and I have recommended it to many of my customers who are looking for the ultimate in a tuckable style holster. It's the best one out there for those who find a need to wear the shirt tucked in over the gun. Obviously it works great in the standard mode also, and is very comfortable.
Lou
About the VMax as a tuckable -- how the hell do you do it?!!

I love the VM2 design, BTW. I've got a VMax for a Glock 23 (and to his credit, Tony tried to talk me out of it -- the G23 is just too thick to take proper advantage of the VMax, but I *had* to have one).

Anyway, in trying to use it as a tuckable I found two problems:

1) I have 1-1/4" loops on every holster I own, including the VMax, however the tuckable clips that come with it are much longer, making them protrude below the belt. Very obvious and pretty much negating the advantages of a tuckable.

2) Most important -- I can't get the damn thing tucked without three hands, a jack stand and a flashlight! You have to have the gun in the holster before you start -- kind of hard to put it in *after* your shirt is tucked in. BUT, with the gun in the holster, the damn thing is so heavy that I can't keep my pants up and tuck my shirt in. Okay, picture this (or don't, if you know me well enough to accurately picture it <G>), I've got the gun in the holster, pants unzipped and ready to tuck the shirt in. I'm dressed for work, so it's a starched button-down, which needs one hand to hold the pants/belt in place and the other to tuck the shirt in. I make my way from left to right, tucking as I go. I get to the holster. Somehow I've got to get the stiff shirt into the slot allowed by the Kydex loops, keep the rest of the shirt relatively stable, keep my pants up and somehow end up looking presentable. It hasn't worked for me yet. I always end up with a crick in my neck (from twisting to get the shirt tucked into the loops) and a shirt that's wrapped halfway around my body like some starched dhoti. What am I doing wrong?

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I make my way from left to right, tucking as I go. I get to the holster. Somehow I've got to get the stiff shirt into the slot allowed by the Kydex loops, keep the rest of the shirt relatively stable, keep my pants up and somehow end up looking presentable. It hasn't worked for me yet. I always end up with a crick in my neck (from twisting to get the shirt tucked into the loops) and a shirt that's wrapped halfway around my body like
some starched dhoti. What am I doing wrong?
What are you doing wrong? You ain't recording this morning ritual for America's Funniest Home Video !! :grin: :grin: Sorry, but your description had me ROFL!! Ya might try finding some sweet young thing to help with your tucking? :grin:

DD

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Thanks for the offer Mr. Blinder but I already ordered an Executive Companion from Milt Sparks. I'm happy with my VM 2 for my 4" 1911 so I went with a similar holster that supposedly positions the pistol slightly lower. Thanks to everyone for the replies.
 
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