07-03-2016, 06:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2016
My New Solo DC...shaky at best!
Well, I finally did it. I bought a Kimber Solo DC. Even after all of the warnings, negative forums, and bad vibes. Something about this little gun just called to me.
I love the way it handles overall and its size is perfect for concealed carry. Wait for it...BUT...
I have been less than impressed with its overall performance to date.
My main issues are...
1. The Solo seems to work "too hard" to accomplish anything. I know the tolerances are tight but everything seems to work hard, like it is working against itself. Just chambering a round seems difficult. My Sig 938 is just plain smooth, at everything, even my $199 Taurus G-2 is smoother. I didn't notice this at the shop, not until rounds were cycled. I have about 200 rounds through it now and it hasn't improved at all.
2. I have yet to find a hollow point round that doesn't occasionally hang up on the feed ramp. The angle of the rounds coming out of the magazine defy natural physics. Not to mention I can only load 5 rounds...forget getting that number 6 in! Maybe, if I hold my mouth right I can get 10 rounds in the other magazine but usually only 8 or 9. Oh yeah...and constantly insure that all of the rounds haven't shifted forward...must be pushed back or instant FTF.
3. The black "Kim-Pro" finish on the frame just plain sucks. I really think it was sprayed on out of a can. An $800 gun should be more durable...at least finish-wise! I dare anyone to put the slide pin back in while holding that &$#% spring in position and not scratch the frame finish...so frustrating!
4. Love the trigger, love the accuracy. Hate the magazines and chambering of a round!
I am really on the fence about just selling this now that I own one. I would not, at this point, ever consider carrying this as my primary weapon.
Should I do a fluff and buff on the feed ramp? It looks rough to me, and the angle begs for friction.
Should I send it back or ???
The only reliable rounds it has fed have been Blazer 124 grain FMJ and believe it or not, Federal 115 Grain FMJ. Absolutely hates 147 Grain Winchester hollow points... And would not even chamber a perfecta round, that all of my other guns feed flawlessly. Remington's worked "okay".
I still believe in America!