Funny! The whole time I was reading this thread, I was thinking, "LC9." However, I didn't suggest it because I thought you wanted a stainless gun.
I rented an LC9 at the local range. I like the thumb safety. When I go for my CCW, that's the gun I'm going to carry most of the time.
Sometimes sensible and practical is just the right thing...congats on your purchase and get the Sig later....JJ
If you want stainless then get stainless. If Kimber is unable to supply you with the pistol you want then you have to look elsewhere. I got my Pro TLE 2 in stainless because it met my requirements. No light frame 1911 for me.
Good luck to you---------------Bear
I just bought a Beretta Nano.Sweet little gun.I was also toying with the Sig 250,EAA Witness,Just a thought.
Springfield EMP all the way! Stainless, nightsights, rounded edges and trouble free.
I should have. I hated the LC9.
get a glock 26 you will like it
I got the LC9 and really like it. It works right out of the box. The trigger will be different from anything else but once you master the d/a pull it works very well. It's not pretty like a Sig but it works and you can get one. Smaller gun than a Glock but not as easy to shoot.
Not quite sure why the fixation on the 'stainless' version, Holly. The gripframe is aluminum alloy in any case, and the 'blued' version lends itself to easy touchup with aluminum black. The silver version won't show the scratches easily, but it can't be touched up either.
My personal Solo has gone bang everydamntime, regardless of ammo (everything from Gold Dots to 115 reloads to snakeshot). If my reading of the specs is correct, it is the smallest of the guns discussed here, and it lends itself to pocket carry, which was my goal. I'm not a big fan of the laser grips, but I can hit 8" steel plates at 50' with the OEM sights.
Good choice-have fun
Closed @ the original poster's request.
As an FYI, this was the apparent outcome: