Gun Report

Kimber Solo Carry No. 3900001 9mm Luger

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
What the Kimber Solo lacks in capacity, it makes up for in terms of control, shot placement, and ease of concealment.

Kimber Solo Carry No. 3900001 9mm Luger

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Recreational
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
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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When it came to the ability to draw and fire strong-hand only, the $747 Kimber Solo Carry was our top choice. By the numbers it was the fastest and most controllable gun to point and shoot. Built to fight at short distances, it was also the easiest gun in the test to conceal, our testers concluded.
Lowered and flared ejection ports are a popular modification, especially on competition pistols. But we thought the degree of relief on the Solo's ejection port was remarkable. Note the scalloping front and rear of the port. Must have worked, since we had no malfunctions.
One component that ensured reliable cycling was the Solo's low-mass barrel. It was able to move quickly in and out of battery. Another was the two-piece recoil/guide rod.
The Kimber Solo's striker and striker spring was backed by a heavy plate (arrow), and there was a stop located at the base of the breechface. We noticed a surprising number of roll pins throughout the Solo, and saw where one partially backed out.
Well before Kimber was able to fill all of the orders for the Solo Carry pistol, Galco jumped in with a variety of concealable holsters. Left to right, they were the Paddle Light, the Stinger, the Tuck-N-Go, the classic Summer Comfort, and the Pocket Protector holster. Based on proven designs originally made for full-size guns they are miniature works of art for the concealed carrier.

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