Gun Report

Kimber Solo Carry STS 9mm Para.

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The 9mm Kimber Solo was an attractive small handgun that had an excellent finish and an excellent trigger pull. Our only problems were getting cut by the magazine front and great trouble exerting enough force to draw the slide fully rearward. The great trigger made first-shot hits easy, but the follow-up sometimes required repositioning the hand because of the smooth grips. Yet, these also helped make the gun comfortable to shoot.

Kimber Solo Carry STS 9mm Para.

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The front edge of the magazine cut into our Tech Editorís finger. He didnít like it, and recommends taking a file to the magazine front.
Kimber needs to defang that edge.
Takedown of the Kimber Solo was easy, revealing these few well-machined parts. The manual recommends replacing that big recoil spring, or perhaps both springs, every 1000 rounds. Thatíll probably take a long time for most shooters. Note the barrel locks up like that of a 1911. Two 6-round mags came with the gun.

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