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Kimber Solo

The Kimber legacy of offering the finest production firearms available today continues with the Solo™, a new pistol that puts the power of the 9 mm cartridge in a micro-compact size usually reserved for smaller calibers. Power aside, what really sets the Solo apart is quality, dependability and 1911 ergonomics that ensure comfortable shootability regardless of hand size. This all comes together to put Solo performance in a class by itself.
With a barrel length of just 2.7 inches, Solo pistols are easy to carry and conceal. Many of the features borrowed from 1911 pistols also make them exceptionally safe. A manual ambidextrous thumb safety, checkered slide release and ambidextrous magazine release button enable fast and intuitive operation. Then there is the single action striker-fired trigger pull-even and smooth.
Solo frames are machined from the finest aluminum and finished in KimPro II, a premium finish that is self-lubricating and extremely resistant to salt and moisture. Slides and barrels are cut from stainless steel. Edges are rounded and blended, slide serrations are deep enough to really work and the dovetail-mounted 3-dot sights are quick to target. No other small pistol can compare.

Unequaled performance. Solo pistols combine Kimber quality and 9 mm power in a pistol weighing 17 ounces. With the ergonomics of a 1911, it has the natural pointability that maximizes accuracy and is surprisingly comfortable to shoot. Exactly what you expect from a Kimber.

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I like how it looks. And I like the whole concept. Striker fired, 1911 controls and ergo's. It could be placed in a coat pocket if needed. And no hammer is there to snag on anything while drawing it. And it's smaller and probably has less recoil than a Colt Defender. So for 1911 lovers, it's a win-win.
 

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Couple things I like on this pistol single action and thumb safety and that it brakes down somewhat like a 1911. Dont know if dealers have then yet, gunbroker sold one for 725.00 and dealer did not have it in yet.
 

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Great idea to marry 1911 to Glock. My only concern is that it's probably going to be somewhat difficult to hold until Kimber starts making extended magazines with pinky support (a-la Walther PPK). Steel frame option would be nice, too.
 

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Great idea to marry 1911 to Glock. My only concern is that it's probably going to be somewhat difficult to hold until Kimber starts making extended magazines with pinky support (a-la Walther PPK). Steel frame option would be nice, too.
It's a great idea that's already been done by a number of manufacturers very successfully... Springfield Armory with the XD Series is a perfect example. The blend of new and old works very well.
 

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But think of how much heavier it would be if they used steel as opposed to aluminum.
9x19 is rather powerful round for such a small gun. I think heavier frame will make it easier to control recoil.

It's probably going to be too heavy for comfortable pocket carry anyway, and in a belt holster the difference in weight is not such a big deal.
 
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