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SHOT Day 2 - Kimber Solo

Discussion in 'SHOT Show Coverage' started by TexasRifleman, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    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.

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  2. TexasRifleman

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    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.
     
  5. msrtex

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    Local dealer has one (not for sale) but taking orders for $649.
     
  6. Ohioan

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    Round on the ends, HIGH in the middle.. oHIo
    It sort of reminds me of a Colt 1903...

    I'd like to see someone remake that in .380
     
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    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
     
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    Gun Websites has a video and in it the Colt rep is stating and showing the re-introduction of the Colt Mustang.
     
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    Nice! I want :)
     
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    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 :)
     
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    4? I guess one for each pocket!
     
  12. frank c

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    Just ordered a stainless Kimber Solo today $629:D
     
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    We got one in the shop. I like it way better than my CW9 but only 'cause it is smaller and thinner....
     
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    Where...and when will it come?
     
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    Not sure on the arrival date.Ordered from Johnsons sportings goods,adrain Michigan.
     
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    What do you like better about the Kahr?
     
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    Kimber solo

    Ordered mine today from Johnsons in Adrian Thanks Frank
     
  18. RX-178

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    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.
     
  19. frank c

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    Hope you like it can,t wait until mine comes in.
     
  20. Derek Zeanah

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    I handled it and thought it was a DAO pistol. According to the rep it's a single action, though.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, John felt the same way. I like the safety though. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    +1 on the 1903... very similiar lines
     
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    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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