SHOT Day 2 - Kimber Solo


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TexasRifleman
January 19, 2011, 08:30 PM
This one has generated a lot of discussion and several requests so here it is, the Solo.

Personally I like the feel of the Kahr just a little bit better, but this is very nice and had quite a crowd interested.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/texasrifleman2/solo4.jpg

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TexasRifleman
January 20, 2011, 02:23 AM
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/texasrifleman2/solo2.jpg

TexasRifleman
January 20, 2011, 02:25 AM
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/texasrifleman2/solo3.jpg

71Commander
January 20, 2011, 11:00 AM
I got to handle one of these yesterday at the LGS. Display only. Not for sale. Had a price of 700. Much nicer than my PM9. Balance was nicer.

I gotta have one.

msrtex
January 20, 2011, 12:36 PM
Local dealer has one (not for sale) but taking orders for $649.

Ohioan
January 20, 2011, 01:01 PM
It sort of reminds me of a Colt 1903...

I'd like to see someone remake that in .380

AJChenMPH
January 20, 2011, 01:04 PM
I got to handle one of these yesterday at the LGS. Display only. Not for sale. Had a price of 700. Much nicer than my PM9. Balance was nicer.

I gotta have one.
Not to be too bad of a vulture, but if your PM-9 is all black (#9094) and you're looking to unload it when you get your Solo, shoot me a PM. :D

msrtex
January 20, 2011, 01:35 PM
It sort of reminds me of a Colt 1903...

I'd like to see someone remake that in .380
Gun Websites has a video and in it the Colt rep is stating and showing the re-introduction of the Colt Mustang.

rikman
January 20, 2011, 02:05 PM
Nice! I want :-)

jbh13
January 21, 2011, 03:10 PM
Heard from my LGS, they are shipping guns for resale two weeks after the end of shot show. They have 12 coming in. I've got dibs on 4 :-)

msrtex
January 21, 2011, 04:50 PM
4? I guess one for each pocket!

frank c
January 22, 2011, 11:45 AM
Just ordered a stainless Kimber Solo today $629:D

PapaG
January 22, 2011, 11:48 AM
We got one in the shop. I like it way better than my CW9 but only 'cause it is smaller and thinner....

Cokeman
January 27, 2011, 03:43 AM
Just ordered a stainless Kimber Solo today $629:D

Where...and when will it come?

frank c
January 27, 2011, 05:30 AM
Not sure on the arrival date.Ordered from Johnsons sportings goods,adrain Michigan.

Cokeman
January 27, 2011, 11:21 PM
This one has generated a lot of discussion and several requests so here it is, the Solo.

Personally I like the feel of the Kahr just a little bit better, but this is very nice and had quite a crowd interested.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/texasrifleman2/solo4.jpg

What do you like better about the Kahr?

haneyrb55
January 28, 2011, 12:12 PM
Ordered mine today from Johnsons in Adrian Thanks Frank

RX-178
January 28, 2011, 04:20 PM
I handled it at the show. I personally think the safety is wasted on a DAO pocket pistol, and the safety on the one they had at the booth was really stiff and not easy to release with my thumb.

That said it had a really good trigger for what it is. Far better than the P290, but I do expect the P290 to be a much less expensive gun.

frank c
January 28, 2011, 05:30 PM
Ordered mine today from Johnsons in Adrian Thanks Frank
Hope you like it can,t wait until mine comes in.

Derek Zeanah
January 28, 2011, 06:00 PM
I handled it at the show. I personally think the safety is wasted on a DAO pocket pistol, and the safety on the one they had at the booth was really stiff and not easy to release with my thumb.
I handled it and thought it was a DAO pistol. According to the rep it's a single action, though.

RX-178
January 28, 2011, 06:39 PM
Well, it might have a single action mechanism in there somewhere.

But the trigger weight is definitely heavy enough, and 'springy' like a double action trigger.

Whatever single-action arrangement may or may not be in there, the trigger pull is enough to be the only applied safety device, in my opinion.

Derek Zeanah
January 28, 2011, 06:41 PM
Whatever single-action arrangement may or may not be in there, the trigger pull is enough to be the only applied safety device, in my opinion.
Yeah, John felt the same way. I like the safety though. :D

RX-178
January 28, 2011, 06:52 PM
I think my problem with it is that the safety somehow felt... 'springy' just like the trigger did. It doesn't click smoothly, because there's some kind of resistance on the lever.

It almost felt more like a decocking lever than a safety, if that makes any sense.

bflobill_69
January 28, 2011, 10:35 PM
+1 on the 1903... very similiar lines

Cokeman
January 28, 2011, 11:41 PM
I handled one of these tonight and I thought it was cool. It didn't hurt that a hot chick working at the gun store handed it to me.

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