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Old 01-07-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question Solo by way of the DoDo?

Friends of mine who own a gunshop, Master Kimber dealers, got the notice about discontinuance of the Solo. I was wondering if anyone knew for sure why?

Outside of this forum and occasional speculation on other forums, you don't hear a lot of good or bad about the Solo, mostly bad I guess. Are the costs related to Fedex/Tech support behind the death of the Solo? I read one place where an OP says the introduction of the Micro is the cause, but I don't believe that as they are very different weapons. Just curious.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:47 AM   #2
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I would think that cost is always a reason, seems like a lot of customers needed service on their Solo and the shipping and labor would cancel your profit. I also think the Micro 9 is another reason. They are selling fast and seem to have less issues.
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Maybe they figured that it was just time to move on since they developed another small 9mm called the Micro 9...

Maybe they were discouraged by the cost of shipping it back in forth to those who had issues with the little brat via RMA #..

Maybe they read the comments on KT from those who never owned one and yet blasted the thing and figured if someone hated the gun so bad and never even shot one, "We're doomed"....

If it's true that the Solo is no more, it was fun while you were around. You made KT tough to be around at times, but thanks for the memories.

Regardless what they decided, I have one of each and they both work fine....
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I imagine that if the Solo is really gone, some of our members will have to take up knitting to fill the void in their day....

You know who you are......

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I imagine that if the Solo is really gone, some of our members will have to take up knitting to fill the void in their day....

You know who you are......
You just can't resist stirring the pot every chance you get, can you?
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You just can't resist stirring the pot every chance you get, can you?
Who me ??...This lad is only looking for a pot of gold that occasionally needs a good stirring.....
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Where's the iceman when you need him?
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Where's the iceman when you need him?
Watching reruns of the movie Top Gun ??

He will be along soon.....
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Maybe they figured that it was just time to move on since they developed another small 9mm called the Micro 9...


If it's true that the Solo is no more, it was fun while you were around. You made KT tough to be around at times, but thanks for the memories.

Regardless what they decided, I have one of each and they both work fine....
Ditto that. I have both and they work just fine. The dealer didn't mention a reason, but assume it is a little bit of everything mentioned above. He, the dealer, did tell me that many women could not operate the stiff slide when they tested them in his shop. I guess the gun's dimensions made women targeted consumers and operating difficulty turned them off.
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