Exactly one week (and 250 rnds of premium ammo) from date of purchase and my Solo is headed back. I just dropped her off at UPS along with the 3 extra mags I had purchased.
I'll admit I am not all that optimistic that a manufacturer that would let such shoddy workmanship leave in the first place, will actually be capable and or willing to fix the problem
For the premium price we pay for Kimber, I would expect anything that left that place to have been tested, checked, tested again and then cleaned before it shipped.
To add insult to injury, while speaking with the CS rep about my frustration and disgust with my Kimber Solo, I happened to mention that I have owned an Ultra Ten II for years and while I admittedly don't shoot it that often, I am completely happy with it.
Well he said it was a good thing because "Unfortunately Kimber no longer supports that gun" WTF??? he went on to explain that if I ever have trouble I couldn't get it fixed, and the best I could hope for is trade in on a discounted new firearm.
I'll be honest. Kimber has certainly fallen down several rungs of the ladder of respect in my eyes. I would place them solidly under KelTec at this moment... IF
they manage to fix my Solo it wouldn't even be enough to bring them back to dead even in my eyes.
So here I sit "Solo" without my week old new gun hoping for the best.
I'll be sure and let yall know how it goes