July 2013

Eclipse Holster Safety Advice

Reader Elliott points out how one holster can inadvertently set the Kimber to Fire. Reader T.J. passes along suppressor food for thought. Reader Bowen wants to switch to pocket carry.

Great article on the Kimber Eclipse. I have a Kimber Stainless Gold Match II which I love, but there is a serious consideration when picking a holster for these guns for personal defense. The problem is related to the extended thumb safety on both of these models. I chose the Bianchi Model 5 “Black Widow” holster, but soon realized it was not compatible. The brown plastic button on the back of the snap (male side) is rounded, and every time you move to close the snap, you slide the thumb safety to the Fire position. The button slides right over the top of the safety, resulting in a carry condition of “cocked, UNlocked, and Unsafe.”

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