I didn't know they existed until yesterday when I was looking at comparable guns to the new LC9. I just bought my first pistol a little over a month ago. Kimber Ultra Carry Eclipse 45. But in the warmer months coming quickly I was browsing around for something a little less bulky to carry when I'm wearing just shorts and a t-shirt. I'm sure the range report for the solo will help me decide. Please if you get a chance to hold the gun lefty let me know how it feels. Haha.