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Our offer includes 116 designs of Kimber R7 Mako holsters with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our Kimber R7 Mako holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.
The path to choosing the right Kimber R7 Mako light-bearing holster is not so easy. Depending on the carry position, there are many types of holsters for the Kimber R7 Mako equipped with a light and/or laser - OWB, IWB, shoulder, duty, paddle, cross-draw, etc. Light & laser bearing holsters are a popular choice among tactical shooters, including Law Enforcement and Military professionals. However, tactical light-bearing holsters have become very popular among civilian shooters too as many of them carry a tactical light attached to their Kimber R7 Mako.
Our Kimber R7 Mako holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Cross Draw, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Light Bearing, Red Dot Sight, Belly Band, Chest, Drop Leg, Duty, Light & Red Dot, Paddle, Other, Concealed Carry, Ankle, Appendix, Competition, Clip On, Hybrid, Magazine, Minimalist, Open Carry, Sweat Guard, Thumb Break, Tuckable, Women's holster designs.
Kimber R7 Mako Light Bearing holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of Kimber.Browse our whole selection of Kimber Holsters.
- Crimson Trace CMR-201
- Crimson Trace CMR-206
- Crimson Trace CMR-207
- Crimson Trace CMR-208
- GTL 11
- Insight M3 LED
- Klarus GL1
- Laser Max (Ruger LCP Only)
- LaserMax (S&W M&P Shield Only)
- Lima (Sig P365 Only)
- Mantis X10 Elite
- Nightstick TWM-30
- Nightstick TWM-30F
- Nightstick TCM-550XL
- Nightstick TCM-550XL-GL
- Nightstick TWM-850XL
- Olight PL-1 Valkyrie
- Olight PL-2 Valkyrie
- Olight PL-PRO Valkyrie
- Olight Baldr Mini
- Olight PL-MINI
- Olight PL-MINI 2
- Olight Baldr PRO
- Olight Baldr Pro R
- Olight Baldr S
- Streamlight TLR-1
- Streamlight TLR-2
- Streamlight TLR-3
- Streamlight TLR-4
- Streamlight TLR-6
- Streamlight TLR-7
- Streamlight TLR-7A
- Streamlight TLR-8
- Streamlight TLR-9
- SureFire X300U
- Surefire XC1
- Surefire XSC (Glock Only)
- Surefire XSC (Hellcat Only)
- Viridian C5L-R Red Laser + Tactical Light
- Viridian X5l Gen 2 Green Laser + tactical Light
- Viridian X5L Gen 3 Gen Laser + Tactical Light
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About Kimber R7 Mako
The Kimber Manufacturing is one of the most successful American firearm producer that is specializing in manufacturing, design and also distribution of various small arms such as the Solo pistols, M1911 pistols and rifles. The Kimber company has been producing firearms since the 1979, when this company was known as “Kimber of Oregon” and focused in accurate .22 rifles.
The Kimber R7 Mako is a striker-fired, single-action, semi automatic pistol developed by Kimber Manufacturing, an extremely popular American firearms producer. Introduced in August 2021, the Kimber R7 Mako is the newest striker-fired flagship of the American manufacturer. Even though the pistol has only been around for a couple of months, it’s already considered one of the most popular sub-compact pistols ever produced. At the same time, the R7 Mako is Kimber’s most successful optics-ready pistol designed for everyday concealed carry. This claim is also supported by the fact that the pistol finds itself on pretty much every single list of the best pistols for concealed carry currently available and many consider it even better than its main competitors such as the SIG P365-XMacro, Springfield Hellcat RDP, Taurus GX4, Ruger Max-9, or Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus.
The Kimber R7 Mako is a sub-compact handgun with an overall length of 6.2 inches and a 3.37 inches long barrel. The pistol is 1 inch wide and its height is 4.3 inches (without attached optics). Unloaded, the pistol weighs approximately 23 ounces. The compact size and lightweight design make it a great choice for everyday concealed carry, especially when paired up with a custom Kimber R7 Mako concealed carry holster. Material-wise, the Kimber R7 Mako is almost fully made of glass-filled nylon, which helps it maintain low weight, but also makes it super durable.
The pistol is equipped with a number of tactical features. First and foremost, the Kimber R7 Mako is an optics-ready handgun, which means you can easily attach any of the most popular Kimber R7 Mako red dot sights to the rear end of the pistol’s slide. As of 2022, the pistol also comes in an optics-installed variation, which features a Kimber R7 Mako Crimson Trace reflex sight. If you decide to carry your Kimber with a red dot sight attached, don’t forget that you’ll need a custom Kimber R7 Mako red dot holster. Another great feature this handgun offers is a small accessory rail found right in front of the pistol’s trigger guard area. This means you can also equip your pistol with some of the best Kimber R7 Mako tactical lights and lasers compatible with this model. However, if you do so, don’t forget to grab one of these light-bearing Kimber R7 Mako holsters. On top of all these features, the Kimber R7 Mako also comes with a TruGlo® Tritium Pro Night Sights system with orange front ring and white rear dots.
The Kimber R7 Mako is chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, a very popular concealed carry caliber. The base capacity of Kimber R7 Mako is 11+1 rounds, but the pistol also ships with a Kimber R7 Mako extended magazine with 13+1 rounds capacity. Of course, the pistol features a double-stack magazine. Even though such capacity is sufficient enough for most situations, it doesn’t hurt to carry a couple of spare clips. If you like to carry as much extra ammo as possible, get yourself a custom made Kimber R7 Mako magazine pouch.
Just like mentioned above, the Kimber R7 Mako is mainly intended for concealed carry and home-defense. However, if you want to get the most out of the pistol’s concealed carry potential, you should pair it up with a Kimber R7 Mako IWB holster or with Kimber R7 Mako appendix holster. However, these are not your only Kimber R7 Mako concealed carry holster options. The pistol can be also carried in a custom Kimber R7 Mako shoulder holster, but if you get a holster molded on the exact replica of your pistol, it’s not difficult to conceal even inside a Kimber R7 Mako OWB holster. And if you have a hard time selecting your new holster, don’t hesitate to check out our list of the best Kimber R7 Mako holsters for concealed carry.
There’s no doubt that the Kimber R7 Mako ranks among the best optics-ready concealed carry handguns currently available. And even though there might be some Kimber R7 Mako problems you might run into, the pistol is most definitely worth a try. So, if you haven’t gotten yours yet, but you’d like to find out as much as possible about this ultimate tactical carry handgun, then check out Kimber’s official R7 Mako website or Kimber R7 Mako Wikipedia. If you like talking about your Kimber, then make sure to stop by KimberTalk, the most popular forum devoted to Kimber handguns. And if you want to stay updated when it comes to the world of Kimber, visit the official Facebook page of Kimber America.
IS KIMBER R7 MAKO A RELIABLE GUN?
The Kimber R7 Mako is a relatively new handgun model, having been introduced in 2021. Even though the pistol has only been around for a couple of months, it’s already considered one of the most popular sub-compact pistols ever produced. Kimber is generally known for producing high-quality firearms, and the R7 Mako is designed as a concealed carry handgun with features intended to enhance reliability and performance. However, you might encounter some Kimber R7 Mako problems, yet it’s not highly probable you will experience them.
IS KIMBER R7 MAKO GOOD FOR CONCEALED CARRY?
The Kimber R7 Mako is designed specifically for concealed carry. It’s a compact and lightweight handgun with a slim profile, making it easy to carry and conceal on your person. The R7 Mako has a 3.37-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.2 inches, making it smaller than many other handguns designed for self-defense. It has a low profile, snag-free sight system, and a smooth trigger pull that is optimized for self-defense situations. When paired with a glove-like fitting Kimber R7 Mako concealed carry holster, it becomes one of the best concealed carry pistols ever produced.
WHAT IS THE BEST IWB HOLSTER FOR KIMBER R7 MAKO?
As the pistol is really compact, it works best inside a Kimber R7 mako inside-the-waistband holster. This strong-side IWB carry leather holster is the best IWB holster for Kimber R7 Mako. Double stitching boosts its longevity, and the open-top design ensures a quick draw and reholstering. Check out some more Kimber R7 Mako CCW holsters in our guide to the Best concealed carry holsters for Kimber R7 Mako.
WHAT IS THE BEST HOLSTER FOR KIMBER R7 MAKO WITH OPTICS?
If you upgrade your handgun with a red dot sight, then this Kimber R7 Mako with red dot holster is the best choice. This concealed carry R7 Mako holster fits snugly against your body and can be tucked away beneath clothing, making it a great choice if you want an option that won’t draw attention when you are out and about.
WHAT IS THE BEST KIMBER R7 MAKO MAGAZINE HOLSTER?
If you don’t want to run out of extra ammo, an additional Kimber R7 Mako magazine inside a mag pouch is the best solution. This custom leather Kimber R7 Mako magazine pouch is designed for outside the waistband carry and accommodates two spare magazines at the same time. Among the best Kimber R7 Mako magazine holsters belongs the Kimber R7 Mako IWB mag pouch which comes in an open-top design and holds one magazine.
KIMBER R7 MAKO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES KIMBER R7 MAKO COST?
The MSRP for the Kimber R7 Mako is approximately $599. However, prices for firearms can vary depending on a variety of factors such as the specific model, availability, and regional pricing differences, among others. It’s always a good idea to check with local firearms dealers and online retailers to compare prices and find the best deal.
WHERE IS KIMBER R7 MAKO MADE?
The Kimber R7 Mako is manufactured in the United States. Kimber is an American firearms company headquartered in Troy, Alabama, and their firearms are primarily produced in their manufacturing facility located in Ridgefield, New Jersey.
WHAT IS THE BARREL LENGTH OF KIMBER R7 MAKO?
The Kimber R7 Mako features a barrel length of 3.37" and the overall length of the gun is 6.2 inches.
WHAT IS THE CALIBER AND CAPACITY OF KIMBER R7 MAKO?
The Kimber R7 Mako is chambered in a 9mm Luger. It has a standard magazine capacity of 11 rounds, but Kimber also offers an extended 13-round magazine for this model.
IS KIMBER R7 MAKO BETTER THAN SPRINGFIELD HELLCAT?
Both the Kimber R7 Mako and the Springfield Hellcat are excellent concealed carry handguns, and both have received positive reviews from users and firearms experts. In terms of specifications, both firearms have similar features such as a similar barrel length, capacity, and are chambered in 9mm Luger. The Kimber R7 Mako has a slightly longer grip than the Hellcat, which can be an advantage for shooters with larger hands. Additionally, the R7 Mako has an ergonomic grip design and a smooth trigger pull, which can enhance accuracy and control. The Springfield Hellcat, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller profile than the R7 Mako, which may make it more comfortable for some people to conceal carry. You can also check out more information in our Springfield Hellcat review.
WILL A KIMBER R7 MAKO HOLSTER FIT KIMBER MICRO 9?
Although both the Kimber R7 Mako and Kimber Micro 9 are compact 9mm handguns, they are different models and have different dimensions and specifications. As such, a Kimber R7 Mako holster explicitly designed for this model is unlikely to fit the Kimber Micro 9 properly. For the Micro 9, you will need a custom Kimber Micro 9 holster. And meanwhile, check out the best holsters for Kimber Micro 9 article.
WHAT ARE THE BEST KIMBER R7 MAKO UPGRADES?
Among the best aftermarket accessories you might get for Kimber R7 Mako are definitely extended R7 Mako magazines and Kimber R7 Mako red dot sights. Another great way how to upgrade your carry pistol is a leather Kimber R7 Mako holster.
HOW TO BREAK-IN A KIMBER R7 MAKO HOLSTER?
It’s probable that you won’t need to do any holster break-in if you get a holster custom made for Kimber R7 Mako. Yet, if you feel that your new holster is a little bit tight, just follow our Kimber R7 Mako holster break-in guide.
KIMBER R7 MAKO PROS AND CONS
Benefits of Kimber R7 Mako:
Designed specifically for concealed carry
Ergonomic grip design and smooth trigger pull
Available with an optional ambidextrous manual safety
Kimber R7 Mako problems:
Too small grip for shooters with larger hands
Not available in a different caliber or capacity
Firing safety block malfunction
KIMBER R7 MAKO SPECS
Gun type - semi-automatic pistol
Production year - 2021
Barrel size - 3.37"
Overall size - 6.2"
Gun Width - 1"
Gun Height - 4.3"
Caliber - 9mm
Magazine - 11 rounds, double-stack
Firing mechanism - striker single-action
Action - recoil operated semi-automatic
Material - glass-filled nylon
Sights - TruGlo® Tritium Pro Night Sights w/ orange front ring and white rear dots
Use - concealed carry, self-defense, home-defense, back-up firearm
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