The Kimber Solo Carry DC offers more than just no-nonsense looks. Its enhancements make it a better pistol for those who choose to defend themselves through concealed carry. The Solo line of pistols, and the Solo Carry DC in particular, make you rethink what a subcompact pistol should be.
First, let’s get a good description on the table. As a concealed carry semi-automatic, the Solo needs to be small, and it is. The gun is 3.9-inches tall, 5.5-inches long and 0.995-inches thick. With these dimensions, as well as a weight of 17 ounces, the Solo is in the same general category as competing models from Kahr, Kel-Tec, Rohrbaugh, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Taurus and Walther. Further, the basic construction of the little Kimber is an aluminum-alloy frame with a stainless steel barrel and slide.
Let’s get this out of the way right now: the black-and-silver Kimber Solo Carry is one of the prettiest little all-metal 9mm mini-pistols ever made, second only in appearance to the all-stainless Solo Carry STS. Because other pocket nines have polymer frames, there’s not a lot of competition for title of prettiest all-metal mini-9. But still, the Solo Carry is a great looking gun that’s perfectly proportioned and loaded with quality touches. Pictures can’t do it justice. It’s so pretty that I wanted to love it the minute I saw it, which was a complete 180° turn for me. Before I saw it, I wanted to hate it.