Kimber Solo Carry vs. Colt Mustang
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection >

Kimber Solo Carry vs. Colt Mustang


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
aandabooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 1,592
Liked 355 Times on 212 Posts
Likes Given: 64

Default Kimber Solo Carry vs. Colt Mustang

My LGS has both in stock and they are both well made little pocket guns. The Kimber is $100 more than the Colt but is 9mm which I already reload for. Both are a bit pricey for pocket guns but I think either would hold their value far above a Ruger LCP or similiar gun.

I already have a XDS .45 and a S&W 642 .38. I don't conceal carry yet due to being in Illinois. Am I crazy for considering either of these guns? If I'm not crazy, which one should I seriously consider?
aandabooks is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-15-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JW357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,716
Liked 3729 Times on 2286 Posts
Likes Given: 1224

Default

I have no personal experience with either gun. Kimbers only have a one year warranty. I believe? Which is total BS, if you ask me, for a gun that expensive. Not sure about Colt.

If it were me: if its a matter of brand, I'd choose the Colt. If its a matter of caliber, I'd choice the Kimber.

wish I were more helpful to you

Actually... One last thing... Are you crazy for considering these guns? No. More guns is better than less guns.
__________________
Always have clean socks.
JW357 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brue182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 179
Liked 22 Times on 15 Posts

Default

I have only shot the solo but I have to say I am impressed with it. It's a nice little gun with not much of a kick. Was shooting it over the weekend and put about 150 rounds through it. I would definitely get one if I could find one for a decent price. I would love to get ahold of the new polymer Mustang and compare the two.

Only thing that I thought was weird about the solo was when the slide is locked back the barrel just flops around. Seemed extremely loose to me but once the slide was engaged it worked like a champ.
Brue182 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 19,230
Liked 6784 Times on 3605 Posts
Likes Given: 506

Default

If your going 380 the ruger lcp is a better pocket carry. I dont say that often about colt pistols...

You will never see a kimber in my collection.
__________________
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." ó L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent
JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 11:01 PM   #5
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

No experience with either, but I have some advice, yesterday I fired a Kimber ccw sized 9mm 1911 and it was great, I know the Solo Carry isn't a 1911, but based on my experience I think I can say that the Solo Carry is probably a great gun too. But then again you can't go wrong with Colt. The Kimber, however, is in a much better caliber, but the Colt is a 1911 and is also a Colt. Just think about that and choose which one you think is the best. My recommendation is to wait and see if a Colt Defender comes in the shop!
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexasGunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 1,447
Liked 1118 Times on 512 Posts
Likes Given: 86

Default

I have a Sig P238HD which is basically the same as the Colt Mustang. Only the Sig has better sights. Love that little gun.
__________________
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
TexasGunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Kimber solo carry brngiese 1911 Forum 1 05-29-2013 10:04 PM
Kimber Solo Carry RAMI Semi-Auto Handguns 27 01-20-2012 12:06 AM
Kimber Solo Carry freefall Semi-Auto Handguns 4 03-10-2011 02:59 PM
Kimber Solo Carry Review, Comparison, and Range Shots KyGunCo Semi-Auto Handguns 2 01-28-2011 12:12 PM



Newest Threads