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Old 01-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Quick Solo Update

Stopped off on way to Lake and shot 50 rnds of Nato 124gr through the Solo with the shimed magazine..... 100% trouble free.

I'm lovin this little pistol so far !!!!!!
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Looks like you've found the "secret sauce"!!!!
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:15 PM   #3
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Looks like you've found the "secret sauce"!!!!
So far, so good !! Ordered another 6 rnd mag from Kimber that should be delivered tomorrow. Figured I would check the dimensions on it in comparison to the two I already have.
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Do you think the problem is more "not building to manufacturer specs" or manufacturer specs are off to begin with? I am intrigued by what you are doing with the mags. Not having any problems with mine, but wondering if Kimber has QC over the mags they receive???
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Originally Posted by Rangemeister View Post
Do you think the problem is more "not building to manufacturer specs" or manufacturer specs are off to begin with? I am intrigued by what you are doing with the mags. Not having any problems with mine, but wondering if Kimber has QC over the mags they receive???
Not sure Rangemeister. The main reason I wanted to order a new mag from Kimber was to compare the dimensions. If the one I've just ordered is the same, or close to the total width of the mag I've added the shim to, it just might be one or a combination of what you've decribed.
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Your shim experiment is intriguing.
I wish I still had my Solo so I could play with it and see if I could fix what Kimber could not.
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Not sure Rangemeister. The main reason I wanted to order a new mag from Kimber was to compare the dimensions. If the one I've just ordered is the same, or close to the total width of the mag I've added the shim to, it just might be one or a combination of what you've decribed.
You have my undivided attention! Please keep us informed on your findings!
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Magazine Measurements

Just got home and the new magazine from Kimber was delivered yesterday. Using my digital caliper, the measurements are as follows:

New Magazine - 1.24"
Unshimed Mag (that came with the Solo) - 1.25"
Shimed Mag - 1.26"

I plan to shoot with the new magazine this week when I go to the range to see how it goes.
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What are your width measurements of all 3?
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What are your width measurements of all 3?
All three measure .48"
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