Exclusive: Kirkpatrick Leather Holster Review

In my quest to find the best holsters in which to carry concealed a Sig Sauer SP2022, a dilemma arises: sometimes I find a functional and good-looking rig that deserves not to be hidden but to be shown off. Paired with the SP2022 in Desert Tan, this Kirkpatrick Leather holster (the “Compact Undercover,” #2145) offers a rich, brown leather that looks good, feels good, and most importantly, carries the relatively large Sig safely and securely. I’m going to introduce the Kirkpatrick rig and show it off here, put some additional miles on it, and then let you know later how this Sig does for concealed carry in it.

! DSC_7066You’re familiar with the Sig Sauer SP2022 and have seen it in my review of a Detroit Concealment inside the waistband Kydex holster. For even greater comfort, Kirkpatrick’s Compact Undercover puts the SP2022 outside the waistband at a high ride and slight forward cant with minimal external features.

In the Compact Undercover’s construction, two important pieces of leather provide two important services: First, a reinforced mouth adds some structural rigidity, allowing for one-handed reholstering. Second, the inner side of the holster puts leather between the most of the gun and the wearer. This is especially important as it keeps the back side of the slide from contacting that wearer’s side, which has the potential to get uncomfortable.

Additionally the leather is hand molded around the gun on a contour, meaning the outer layer of leather is actually wider than the inner (body-side) layer until it is stitched in place to accommodate the shape of the gun it carries. Then the two layers appear exactly the same width. This type of design provides a superior hold on the gun and maximum comfort for the wearer. Plus it looks fantastic, as much as it’s not supposed to be seen by anyone but the wearer.

! DSC_7062Coupled with Kirkpatrick Leather’s B55 belt, the Compact Undercover so far has proven to be a great match — functionally, for comfortably concealing the SP2022 and aesthetically, for doing so with class and style. Check back later for the long-term test results when the SP2022 and its Kirkpatrick Leather again come out from hiding.

— Mark Kakkuri

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7 thoughts on “Exclusive: Kirkpatrick Leather Holster Review

  1. Jack S

    The Kirkpatrick Compact Undercover looks perfect and may be exactly what I’m looking for, do they make it for a Sig 239 (9mm). I am looking forward to your full review.

    1. Mark Kakkuri Post author

      Hi George,
      Thanks for your comment. I’ll be sure to post a followup article (with pictures) on how the Kirkpatrick does after some hard use.

  2. Henry

    After ordering a few products (X400, Range Rider, Rifle Scabbard, Butt Covers), I found that the 40C Range Rider belt did not come close to fitting as I cannot even get a single hole to line up. I was told by Joe that I could exchange the belt for a longer belt and determined that a 44C would be the best option although for custom belts I feel that the proper 43” would be a better option for custom fits. Your site suggested the measurements to take which I did and the result was a 40”. This caused me to order the 40” based on your instructions. I am not happy with the fit and I do not like the suede doubled over with eh seam at the top of the belt. After many conversations with customer service representatives and John or Joe or James, I was even more confused about the promise to replace the belt as only recently was it clarified that you could indeed make any belt design in any width. I left several messages over 6 weeks for John or Joe or James to call me and when he finally did I got an earful of scolding and a obviously pissed off, “This guy is a pain in the ass”, excuses of how busy he was in the warehouse and how he couldn’t do his job making orders if he had to call me back and so on. Being a paying customer with future sales for many, many products I found this to be annoying and unnecessary.

    As Special Forces Vet, Law Enforcement and competitive shooter (Wild Bunch, Cowboy Action, IDPA, USPSA and local club trap) we word of mouth a bunch of suggestions around the water cooler and loading tables. I have joined the former customers with complete dissatisfaction in your company and no desire to be berated by your employees any longer. I was cooperative on waiting for your shipments and pre-paid for all of them even as a new customer I had put my trust in your company. I was rewarded with correction and excuses and blame. This is not acceptable behavior and I will spend the many thousands I plan to spend on my other weapons and tack with your competitors of which there are many. I will also tell my story to anyone who will listen.

    Born in Louisiana, raised in Texas, I have family and friends there still, and your company is an embarrassment to the great people of Texas who normally are very polite and helpful and exhibit the southern hospitality to strangers. Since I have controlling decisions on two gun ranges, arms and accessory decisions for the department you will not be a vendor for any of my affiliations.

    In conclusion, I plan on feeding your products to the wood chipper this spring as I do not want anyone to see your products on me and be impressed and taken in like me with your promise to provide excellent customer service. Feel free to examine my complaint to the BBB, Facebook rantings, and enjoy the loss of revenue from Texas, Louisiana and Colorado. I promise to you that I will do my part to make the workload as light as possible for John or Joe or James and all your other employees in the future by my actions. Kirkpatrick Leather, you are dismissed.
    Try western Emporium or Don Jume folks

  3. Joel Rodriguez, Jr.

    I have used a your concealment hosted for my Kimber Ultra Carry II for a number of years and its been a comfortable and wonderful fit. I don’t even have problems when I wear it to drive. I intend to purchase another for my new kimber as soon as I get to Laredo. I first visited your store many years ago after being referred by Ranger Holdridge. Your company makes wonderful products and I read the previous comments and for every nay sayer there are many that will continue to support and be loyal patrons.


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