Originally Posted by RockyRiver
I hope I'm not screwing up by getting a Kimber Solo.
Sadly, you are. I bought mine with high expectations, but it was one of the bad ones and had to be Yonkered immediately. Even if they fix it, you'll probably never trust it (I never gained any trust in it). Quite frankly, it is a poor design that even if working correctly if one of a half-dozen things go wrong, it will jam. That it has been poorly manufactured cannot be disputed.
But even on top of all that, there are numerous other micro pistols on the market which are all at least 5x better, not the least being the Glock 26, Walther PPS, M&P Shield, and CZ Rami -- all of which are 2/3rds or less as expensive as the Solo and much more reliable.
Yes, Solos are pretty. It would look neat on your desk encased in a big block of lucite for folks to ooh and ahh about. Otherwise, if you get a Solo, you'll need to cover it with grip tape, so that you can throw it at the perp when it jams.
Just the facts -- most reviewers don't even give the Solo "honorable mention" in "Top-10 Micros" articles. It is overpriced, over-hyped by Kimber, and generally sucks. If you want mine, PM me and I'll unload it on your for $500 (and I'll throw in the extra mags and VZ grips).