Just posted these photos in another thread, and thought you Kimber guys might be interested. These are two original series Kimbers, a stainless Compact and a Pro SLE. The Pro has been bobtailed, and really is as easy or easier to carry than the Compact. Let's not even talk about Ultras! The bobtailed Pro keeps the full-size grip and one extra round, while the Compact maintains the sharp rear corner, just like the Ultras. I'm saying, with a bobtail, it's easier to carry than with either a Compact or Ultra, and I do it all the time!