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The Kimber Solo

Postby Devlin » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:23 am

This gun is making the rounds of the shot show. Looks kind of nice. I am always looking for a few carry weapon.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/solo
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Hitoru » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:35 am

Word
What are you? Some short sighted trigger puller? - RR3 .
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby mapandcompass » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:51 am

Yes. Very yes.
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Woodsman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:33 am

Well it's new.

Is it improved? That's the $800 question.

I would expect that one of these days someone will be smart enough to design a striker-fired pistol with a decent trigger (as in 1911 style single action trigger). It will take someone with a new approach to this, since almost all of the new-fangled neither double action nor single action striker fired pistols have crappy triggers with long pull and/or heavy and/or inconsistent pull/creep and less than great reset.

Based on the appearance of that new trigger, it looks just like the rest of the less than brilliant designs out there.

I view the solo as not much more than another marketing ploy by a company with a good reputation of building excellent firearms.

I will remain skeptical until I actually am able to fire one.

As with all of these new-fangled striker fired guns, sure you can hit something with it, but the pinpoint level of 1911 style precision is lacking solely because the trigger is lacking (you can get good at firing these guns, but overcoming the trigger is a pain in the ass).
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:04 pm

Looks sweet - I will pick one up


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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Woodsman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:23 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Looks sweet - I will pick one up
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Sure you will.
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:57 pm

Woodsman wrote:
JamesInTheWorld wrote:Looks sweet - I will pick one up
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Sure you will.


If I want something then why would I not buy it?


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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:08 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:
Woodsman wrote:
JamesInTheWorld wrote:Looks sweet - I will pick one up
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Sure you will.


If I want something then why would I not buy it?

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Because you value the "good smell" of money more than you do an overpriced gun.

I will be shocked and amazed if I see you post pics of a Kimber solo that you own in a place that is obviously not a store front.

...and if I do, I will harass you to no end for buying an overpriced single stack striker fired 9mil. ;-)
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:46 pm

Woodsman wrote:Because you value the "good smell" of money more than you do an overpriced gun.


Dude I own silly overpriced guns like the Bushmaster ACR, FN SCAR, SIG 556 Classic SWAT and an UZI and you doubt my willingness to buy unnecessary overpriced guns that I will only be able to shoot once a year just because I think they look cool? Lol

Besides - that gun is probably pretty cheap, can’t be more than a grand right, so why not buy one? I really don’t understand why it is such an unbelievable thing that I would buy a gun that only cost a G.


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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby vetparatrooper » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Nice little hideaway gun....it looks to be about as big as my Cobra .380 but it is probably a bit lighter.
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby vetparatrooper » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:50 pm

But i would not pay a grand for it... sorry....I will stick with my Glock 19
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Woodsman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:33 am

JamesInTheWorld wrote:
Woodsman wrote:Besides - that gun is probably pretty cheap, can’t be more than a grand right, so why not buy one? I really don’t understand why it is such an unbelievable thing that I would buy a gun that only cost a G.
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby Devlin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:34 am

Here is a bit more info. It sounds as if the sticker price will be just over six hundred.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=568248
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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:49 am

Devlin wrote:Here is a bit more info. It sounds as if the sticker price will be just over six hundred.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=568248


600 for a kimber - nice


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Re: The Kimber Solo

Postby vetparatrooper » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:14 pm

Now for 600 that might be a nice little present for myself next Xmas
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