And now comes the sequel. At least they didn't bring back the 'Solo' name. Here's hoping that they learned something from their mistakes this time around. But considering that the Micro 9 has done as well as it has, I have to wonder why do they even bother? The Micro 9 is a natural fit with the rest of their 1911 offerings; this one's an outlier just like the Solo was. Simply Kimber trying to tap into the Glockaholic market segment?
I think I'd rather take my chances with a 365 than a Solo reboot.
I'd by another K6 pistol (3" bbl this time) before I'd buy this new Kimber. I'm not a fan of Kimbers in general, and the suggested retail price of this new offering will only appeal to those who are fans.
Kimber doesn't have a great reputation, which doesn't come by mistake. To offer a new pistol which comes with a questionable quality based on its heritage at a non-competitive price is a poor strategy on Kimber's part.
I sooo want a good quality, dependable, small, all metal, lightweight, striker fired 9mm pistol. However, tried the Solo and the R51, neither was dependable. Tried the Kahr K9. It was dependable but not lightweight and the trigger reset was too long. This looks promising, but I'll wait before dropping the type of coin Kimber will want for one.
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Originally posted by BBMW: There's a lot of no information at this point. What are the dimensions? What's the mag capacity? Do they offer a mag without the elephant's foot? Etc.
I’m pretty sure it’s built around the Micro 9/938 magazine. The micro 9 elephant foot/extended mag is pictured in the link above. To me this just looks like a new iteration of the Solo aka a striker fired micro 9
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It is interesting, and manufacturers do correct mistakes. ALL major gun makers sometimes have problems. Most recently was the Sig 320, I believe. I often hear, "I could never again trust it with my life," or some such nonsense. Ever have a tire blow out, or brakes fail?
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