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  • "Upgrade" to CDP

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  • Invest in a different company

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    What would you do?

    As some of you know, I've been on the waiting list for the Kimber Solo Carry Stainless for quite some time now. Well, I went into the store today and asked if there were any updates and was basically told that there was a very slim chance of receiving it, and certainly not any time soon. Also, I was told that I might be offered an "upgrade" to the uglier, more expensive, Custom Defense Package (Crimson Trace grips). I do not want a Solo, unless it is the stainless, so my options are as follows: Stay on the waiting list, "upgrade" and sell the CDP (possibly for a new gun), or get my money back and invest elsewhere. What would you do?

    If you choose "invest in a different company" please give me your suggestions. I'm looking at the Sig Sauer 1911 Ultra Nitron right now.

    Also, please explain your choice. Thanks, Fellas!

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    the chances of getting the stainless is super slim Like the guy at Scheel's impression from the last time he talked to Kimber it sounded like they might be pulling the plug on the stainless all together.

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    I think I'm calling to get my money back today.

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    if it was me, i would go with whatever the crowd says..... i am a conformist like that

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    GET the refund......GET the SIG and never look back......JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessail77 View Post
    GET the refund......GET the SIG and never look back......JJ
    Thanks.

    The refund part has already been decided, and as much as I like the Sig, I've been looking at the Para Slim Hawg too... Any thoughts on that one?

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    Sig Sauer is coming out with a new gun, the 938 which is to be a scaled up version of the 238 but in 9mm. Get that when it comes out or check out the Beretta Nano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Thanks.

    The refund part has already been decided, and as much as I like the Sig, I've been looking at the Para Slim Hawg too... Any thoughts on that one?
    The Paras are over-priced for what you really get (More so than Kimber, and if you know how I feel about Kimber...), their Parakote finish is crap so if you do decide to buy a Para, get a stainless version, I don't see a stainless Slim Hawg.

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    I would first of all get my money back..... if it is stainless your wanting, do not settle for one that is not stainless.... keep an open mind, if you have the opportunity to visit a gun range that rents guns, go there n find one you like. If not start looking around , Google is a great tool, also keep an eye on the on-line sellers, but would not let anyone hold my money for to long waiting on something that i will most likely not get. Sometimes I get a gun in my head and that is what I HAVE to have, but keep in mind there are a lot of fine gun makers out there, that will offer a gun that is comparable to the Kimber.....

    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American GI. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
    Sig Sauer is coming out with a new gun, the 938 which is to be a scaled up version of the 238 but in 9mm. Get that when it comes out or check out the Beretta Nano.
    Looked at the Nano this weekend. Hate it. Why do you recommend thee 938?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryMac View Post
    there are a lot of fine gun makers out there, that will offer a gun that is comparable to the Kimber.....
    Can you find a pistol comparable to the Stainless Solo?

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    Take a look at the Kahr PM9 with Tritium sights....I love to carry this gun...light, GREAT trigger, accurate, and easily concealed. This gun lives with me.

    I did have some issues early on...mainly me learning the limits of the gun: No reloads, No manual racking of the slide when loading a rounde, etc.

    Only thing is I wish it could carry more rounds...but then again that's what spare mags are for.

    Seriouslly, mature design, solid gun, great handling, and great trigger...try one!

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    CC gives good solid advice on this matter I would certianly look at the PM9. It is a fine weapon and it is as easy to hide as the solo. I have no experiance with a Slim Hawg so I can offer no credible advice. Kahr makes a real good hand gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Looked at the Nano this weekend. Hate it. Why do you recommend thee 938?
    It will be most similar to the Solo in terms of little 9mm guns. Stainless over stainless (or rather "stainless colored aluminum), thumb safety, replaceable grip panels etc. The 238 is a decent piece and provided Sig doesn't botch it this should be a great 9mm.

    Only major difference will be hammer vs. striker fired. Not sure what the exact dimensions will be but we should see more on it in January.

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    Thanks for the ideas, guys.

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    Try the EMP

    Had one of the first Solos. It was junk. You couldn't get through a session without multiple FTEs. I sent it back twice and Kimber did replace it. By then it was worn out. The notch for the slide was rounded and the slide would spring forward without warning. The barrel and slide were peening metal off each other. A gunsmith asked me how many rounds I had fired. His estimate was 15-20K (I'd fired just over 700
    Traded the replacement for an EMP and have had no problems.

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    I have three Sig 1911's including the 1911 Carry Nitron. All are very nice guns, and have been problem-free for me thru around 5K rounds each....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Looked at the Nano this weekend. Hate it. Why do you recommend thee 938?
    if you don't mind the thread detour why do you hate the nano?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunners_Mate View Post
    if you don't mind the thread detour why do you hate the nano?
    Not at all.

    It just felt... funny. I wish I could give a better explanation. It felt strange in my hand.

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