For carry I really liked the CDP line, but I would take a Compact over an Ultra any dayof the week. Also take a look at the Super Carry and Super Carry HD line.
There's also the Warrior and Desert Warrior which were similar to the Det1 Kimbers.
If your going to go with the engraving, maybe a TLE Pro? That way you're not paying for refinishing after the engraving.
Now all that being said, if I wee to go out and buy a Kimber tomorrow, it would be a Super Carry Pro HD.
Don't forget to check out the Kimber store foe the wooden EGA grislps or contact VZ Grips about a custom order.
SEMPER FI! And welcome home.