As the man says: the Kimber Solo is the company’s first deviation from their 1911 business. And like many brand extensions by companies with a tightly-gathered remit (think Porsche Cayenne), it’s a hit! The gunmaker’s marketing maven responded to Brad’s recent request for a testing and evaluation model with the not-so-glad tidings that we are WAY behind the curve. “I have about 150+ writers and editors lined up for these Solo Carry pistols,” Steve Buttel told TTAG. “The first day of SHOT show we wrote 5000 orders for them. Currently, they are trickling out of the factory.” That’s both good news and bad news. Bad news for us. Good news that Kimber isn’t rushing the Solo out the door. So . . . six rounds? They better work on getting those spare mags out the door, too. Just sayin’ . . .