Kimber Evo SP Two-Tone

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by Jollyroger1, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Not quite the kind of gun we see reviewed on here but I’m pretty excited about this one. I was excited about the Kimber Evo SP since it was announced. And I have to say that I am very impressed.

    I put the 200th round thru the gun today with no malfunctions. Straight out of the box and right out of the bag - no cleaning, no extra lube - just went straight to shooting.

    The aluminum frame on this gun makes it a very flat and soft shooter. It allows for better recoil control out of such a small gun. The grips (side panels) and backstrap are interchangeable to fit different hand sizes.

    The standard sights on this model are a set of 3-Dot Tritium. Made with steel and with a very good ledge on the U-Notch rear sight. I was plinking steel at 50 yards today with ease.

    At about 150 rounds, I noticed the backstrap was coming loose. The set screw had backed out under recoil, I had to retighten and loctite the screw. Just something to be aware of.

    The trigger is very smooth. Just a little heavier than a Glock 43 trigger but a whole lot cleaner. The reset is a little long but the trigger is easy to shoot well with.

    Some issues with slide lock on the last round, I think because I was running cheap 115gr Federal Aluminum - probably not hot enough. I’m gonna start running some Critical Duty and HST Micro thru it this weekend. But so far so good, and I can see the Kimber Evo SP sticking around in my stable as a deep concealment gun.

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  2. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Keep updating this with Round count, etc.
    I Really wanted the Solo to replace my XDs as my shorts and flip flops gun.. just way too many horror stories out there to pull the trigger. This slightly bigger version might just be the ticket though.
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  3. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Will do! Also Rob Pincus has a couple videos of the Evo up on YouTube. He has already taken a Kimber Evo SP CS over 1,000 rounds (straight outta the box) with no malfunctions.
  4. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Looks like a great little pistol.
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  5. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Thanks for the info...
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  6. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    I cannot help but think how it compares to a Kahr...

    Cool little pistol, congrats!
  7. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Neat looking little piece! Thanks for the review.:thumbs:
  8. SLAM37

    SLAM37 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2016
    Thanks for sharing your experience with piece. I too would be interested in an update periodically as the round count increases.

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