I own one, carry it daily, and shoot it regularly.
I personally love the Kimber line, and currently own two, a Kimber Solo Carry and a Kimber Ultra Raptor in .45ACP naturally.
I generally carry them both at the same time, with the Solo Carry in front right pocket, and the Ultra Raptor in a strong side Desantis
speed scabbard, or an old jackass shoulder rig I've had for a hundred years. I'm a .45 guy, to the core, and have been known to make fun of men who choose a 9mm as their primary carry weapon. LOL Don't really want to wade into the "my caliber is better than yours" debate, but I've seen bad guys shot in the head with a 9 that lived to testify against the shooter, while I've never seen that occur with a .45ACP. I will sometimes leave the Ultra in the truck or on the bike when the weather is hot, knowing that the Solo Carry will bail me out, until I can reach the larger gun.
Having said all that, I will settle for the 9 as my second/backup piece, as it replaced a Keltec .380 that used to ride in that pocket. The solo carry functions fine, as long as you feed it the proper ammo, keep the dust bunnies and pocket lint out of it, and maintain it as if your life may depend on it. I know i'm preaching to the choir there.
Another little benefit I realized with the Kimber Solo Carry in that pocket, is it protects your leg when you hit the pavement at 45MPH. LOL!! My girlfriend and I went down last April on the Harley, when a rear tire blew out doing 60 MPH. I was able to whoa her up to 45 or so before she slammed the pavement on the right side. My jeans were shredded on the right leg, and my Solo Carry was peeking out, but the skin under where she sits was untouched. Sheared the thumb safety pin on the right side, and had some road rash on that side, but the safety was still engaged and I could have fired the weapon had I needed to. Tough little gun. Sent it back to Kimber to have the safety repaired, but decided to keep the road rash for memories.
I'll also admit that the Kimber finish sucks, on all their guns. The Solo Carry is no exception. The finish on mine has worn off where my benchmade knife that shares that pocket rubs against it. I don't care what it looks like though, so I just let it wear off. I will eventually get it to Wally Birdsong for his Black T finish, like I did for my Ultra Raptor, and never have to worry about it rusting again.
Hope this adds to the discussion somewhat. Ya'll be safe.
My Kimber Solo works perfectly
My Kimber Solo works perfectly. Not one FTE or FTF. I only use 124 or 147 grain ammo, as recommended by Kimber.
Perfect front pocket carry size. Sweet trigger. I don't regret buying mine at all. Paid $650 for it new.