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Old 07-26-2016, 11:38 PM   #1
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Everyone that has a problem with their Solo, can I ask a?

I read several horror stories on here, two questions keep nagging me.

#1 - how well did you inspect the gun before you bought it? Did it show any signs of rattle, looseness, tightness, ill fit, finish blemish, etc? (all the typical complaints)

#2 - if none of the above, how many rounds did it take to develop? and what were the rounds exactly? (manufacturer and model)
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:29 PM   #2
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Ok , I'll bite for my first post here. #1 The gun was and is beautifully made and finished, absolutely no complaints. Kind of bought it on name only, I have a number of Super America rifles and do not recall hearing any complaints at the time.

#2 25 rds 148 gr golden sabers , 1 ftf
20 rds 124gr hydra shok
60 rds 124gr hydra shok
60 rds 124gr hydra shok , 1 ftf
120 rds 124gr hydra shok, 2 ftf

Gun was meticulously cleaned and lubed with Wilson Combat oil after every
session.
Changed recoil spring just to see if it would help.

100 rds 124 gr HST, 1ftf and 1 slowmotion feed
40 rds 124 gr hydra shok , 1 slow motion feed

425 rds total fired all premium ammo.

All fail to feeds were with the slide held open about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from
closing, a light push from the thumb and the slide locked up and fired.
This was with 3 magazines , did not seem to care which mag was being
used.

Gun is on its way back to Kimber tomorrow, even though it is 4 years old
CS Rep sent me a shipping label on their dime, nice gal.

I'm thinking it needs a good barrel throating job ala 1911. But I'll let Kimber have a go at it first.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:39 PM   #3
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Phik...wow...hope everything gets straightened out...Welcome to the forum from a Middle Tennessean. Like the Moderators say...need to stop by the new member forum and introduce yourself.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:57 PM   #4
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Mine had similar issues. Sent to KIMBER they polished the chamber and throat. Adjusted ejector and it runs great,
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illiniois phik, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership.
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Originally Posted by phik View Post

... I'm thinking it needs a good barrel throating job ala 1911. But I'll let Kimber have a go at it first.
Just clean the chamber using the pertinent reamer (9mm caliber) and you will see the difference.
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My last Solo, the Solo CDP LG is giving me no problems at all.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Cucamonga kid View Post
My last Solo, the Solo CDP LG is giving me no problems at all.
It's someone else's problem now.😅
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:45 AM   #9
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Yeah I thought you were acting too kind regarding the Solo.
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Originally Posted by Cucamonga kid View Post
My last Solo, the Solo CDP LG is giving me no problems at all.
Same here, issueless indeed!
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