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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Kimber won't actually release the pistol. After a year of waiting on the stainless, I decided that if it ever wound up in my hands I would no longer have the love for it that I once did. I was tired of waiting and tired of not being able to actually speak to anyone representing Kimber. They wouldn't even give the dealer I was purchasing from any solid information. I was just tired of it all.
    One year, eight months... got a phone call today that my Stainless Solo was in.

    Now, I don't want it.

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    You're probably better off...now you can purchase 2 firearms with that cash..........

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    Holly, I stumbled into a Solo at my FLGS; had them put it back for me, did a little research, and bought it. Mine shoots straight as the road to hell, and it has fed everything I've fed it, from WWB to Gold Dots to snakeshot, and it has gone bang each and every time. Current round count is somewhere north of 300. If your shop still has it, take it, shoot the snot out of it, and call it good.
    Listen to Steve's counsel about not prettying up a carry gun too much. The only thing harder on a pistol than carrying it on your person is dragging it behind your pickup with a log chain.
    It's one of the things I really love about the LCP(beyond the total reliability); it's a tool, and nothing more.
    Moon

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    Alright, alright, alright... I have it.

    My wonderful husband brought it home for me a few weeks ago, after I'd given up hope for a year.

    I'll admit, I love it. Just thought I'd share.

    Also, hello friends.

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    Congrats, hope your Solo is one of the better ones. Stay with Steve's suggestion and not do any engraving, at least till the gun has proven relieable. Mine has close to 700 rounds through, and continues to jam with failure to eject. I dont think that it will ever become my daily choice for carry. Kimber has not offered a solution just excuses.

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    Holly;
    I have revised my opinion, now that I carry a holstered pistol OWB. (It's a Colt's Pocket Hammerless in .380 ACP, made in 1912.)
    For my 75th birthday, Jean gave me a full engraving job for my new/old carry gun, complete with composite ivory handles. It's stunning.
    Of course, it had already fully proven its reliability during the past 101 years, so I had no hesitation in making the decision to have it prettified.

    I offer you one further piece of advice: The engraver suggested fire-bluing all of the gun's pins and screws, its extractor, its trigger, and its magazine catch. He was right. Fire blue against engraved antique-gray steel adds lovely punctuation to the artwork.
    Do that to yours, too. You won't regret it.


    (Arthritis now keeps me from, um, enjoying shooting a .45 ACP. Thus the change in armament.)

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