Gun Review: Kimber Ultra Carry TLE II vs. Glock 30 by Robert Farago | Oct 03, 2010 | 13 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments IGB says: October 4, 2010 at 19:41 Light some candles. Love it! Great review. Reply txgunslinger says: October 6, 2010 at 15:20 there is no way you should be including the crimson trace in the width measurement – that part it easily removable. The reason people carry any flavor of 1911 is b/c they ARE slimmer. Furthermore, including the beaver tail in the total length is kinda lame – slide length is what fits in the holster. I agree with you on one thing – the Kimber is sexy. Waaay sexy. Glock is an ugly, utilitarian Euro-brick. Thanks for the review, don't mind me, I'm a professional 'bitcher'. Reply NJGUNSLINGER says: October 9, 2010 at 20:13 Yeah, I gotta agree with txgunslinger…the 1911 is its own thing. The Glock 30 sits by the bed and is ready to roll. A 1911 is a straight shooter, you aim it, pull the trigger and it goes right where you want it. Glocks on the other hand need to have the 'grip' mastered before a rapid situation. But anyway, a thorough and well done review! Reply Joe45 says: November 2, 2011 at 17:41 best comment bout 1911 i’ve ever heard. dont forget to turn on some marvin gaye! Reply SCA says: November 2, 2011 at 19:17 It’s very refreshing to hear comments from someone who is obviously knowledgeable and experienced with his firearms and their function. Great presentation and insight. Thanks! Reply KCAutobob says: November 5, 2011 at 01:41 Good review. I just happen to have a Kimber Ultra Ten II. Sexy, AND it carries 10 rounds of .45acp +1 in the chamber. Evens things up as far as capacity, but with the lighter polymer frame, you can’t have the laser- but it does have night sights. Very accurate for such a small .45. Did i mention the 10 + 1? This was the first hi-cap .45 I ever picked up and didn’t feel like I was grabbing a table leg. It points naturally, like a single stack 1911. If you got a 3″ barreled auto-pistol that’s reliable, you’ve got a good gun. P.S. : hope I’m not adding confusion for anyone…. Reply Pastor Billy says: November 9, 2011 at 22:06 Just got the Kimber today. I’ve owned a glock. I love both. Nice review. Thanks for the info. I’m digging the Kimber a lot though. 45 acp in a carry pistol….youre good either way. Reply Wayne says: April 14, 2012 at 10:22 I enjoyed the review. I to like the Kimber if for nothing but looks. One thing I have to say though is that I would prefer a less silver \ shiny finish. Reflectiveness just gives someone something more to aim and shoot at… Just me. Even so between the two I would choose the kimber. Reply Frank says: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 I just purchased the Kimber TLE Carry and i have to say i am in love with this gun. The review was wonderful really enjoyed the comments and had a huge factore in my purchase. Thank you Reply Ron says: October 15, 2012 at 09:23 I have both a Glock 30 and a Kimber CDP 2. The ugly duckling shot perfect out of the box. The Kimber is still jamming after 600 rounds. The factory says its not broke in yet. Don’t know if I could ever trust it. Besides with the cost of ammo I could of paid for another Glock trying to break this thing in. Reply Rich says: April 30, 2014 at 21:58 Got to go with the Glock 30. You even said it at the end of the review… Function vs form. That Glock will run longer and better than the Kimber. No need to change the recoil spring after 800 rounds like Kimber recommends for its pistol. Don’t get me wrong, the Kimber looks great, but considering cost, fire power and reliability, Glock wins hands down. Nice review. Reply erik says: September 29, 2014 at 22:15 I would take the kimber if i didnt like it i could sell it and buy 2 glocks for the same price. Reply Michael Fallon says: December 27, 2017 at 16:58 Completely ignored the fat grip of the glock and grip angle difference. The 1911 grip and pointability are much better than the Glock. The Kimber IS thinner too. He includes the laser mounted on the side in the width. Really? He talks about not being a cop or soldier, so he is not concerned about carrying fifty or one hundred rounds, but makes a point of the Glock having only three rounds more? Look, the Glock 30 is a fine pistol, but it doesn’t have a match grade accurate barrel. The Kimber does. The Glock doesn’t have a match grade smooth trigger. The Kimber does. The Kimber weighs more than the Glock, but has more muzzle flip? Maybe. The Glock has a longer barrel, than the Kimber. One thing for sure. Any 1911 for concealed carry is for someone willing to take the time and training necessary to master it’s use. It is not for beginners. Let face it. Any Glock is a good basic gun for anyone. Easy to learn, and clean. The price differences in both guns, just reflects the extra refinements in the more expensive Kimber. As you can tell, I lean to the Kimber in this comparison. I just wanted all the differences on the table. However, I will say as a practical person, if I was in the middle of the Apocalypse, with only one gun, that did not need a whole lot of tender loving care, as a 1911, Yes I admit, I would want to have a Glock. I believe I could conceal carry a Kimber Ultra 1911 better, than a Glock 30. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.