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Old 03-14-2018, 03:04 PM   #1
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Solo Ammo Functionality - A bit of testing.

Hello, everyone.

I don't see a hand loading area of this forum, but since this applies only to my Kimber Solo, I'll post this here in case anyone is interested. As I mentioned in another part of the forum, I said I would let folks know how the "new to me" Solo is working after some range time.

It's pretty simple so far.... 100% reliability with all of the following loads. I did not fire more than 10 of each type round, but they all worked just fine, with zero malfunctions. More testing will take place before carrying the Solo.

Speer Gold Dot 124gr. HP +P (Factory Load, Kimber recommended)
Blazer 124gr. FMJ (Factory Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 7.9 gr. Acc. #7 (Hand Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 4.4 gr. Bullseye (Hand Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 5.6 gr. Unique (Hand Load)

** The hand loads are maximum loads in some manuals and I am not necessarily recommending them to anyone.

So... I'm pretty happy with the Solo that came home with me one day.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:47 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by RainDodger View Post
Hello, everyone.

I don't see a hand loading area of this forum, but since this applies only to my Kimber Solo, I'll post this here in case anyone is interested. As I mentioned in another part of the forum, I said I would let folks know how the "new to me" Solo is working after some range time.

It's pretty simple so far.... 100% reliability with all of the following loads. I did not fire more than 10 of each type round, but they all worked just fine, with zero malfunctions. More testing will take place before carrying the Solo.

Speer Gold Dot 124gr. HP +P (Factory Load, Kimber recommended)
Blazer 124gr. FMJ (Factory Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 7.9 gr. Acc. #7 (Hand Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 4.4 gr. Bullseye (Hand Load)
Hornady 124gr HP-XTP 5.6 gr. Unique (Hand Load)

** The hand loads are maximum loads in some manuals and I am not necessarily recommending them to anyone.

So... I'm pretty happy with the Solo that came home with me one day.
Excellent report. That’s good to hear! Nice to know another reliable Solo is out there being put through its paces. Keep the updates coming.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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Latest update... NATO 124 grain FMJs are working great in my Solo. Not great for self defense of course, but they function fine. Although they are not marked +P, they sure feel similar to the Speer Gold Dot +P rounds.

The hand loads mentioned above were working fine again too, for those interested.

I'm liking this little pistol a lot. If I were a bad guy, I certainly wouldn't like standing in front of it!
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:24 PM   #4
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All my practice ammo is 124 gr JHP loaded at the upper end to maximum of recommended loads. All have worked fine.
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Nato spec stuff is generally loaded pretty warm.
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Thumbs up solo 2

thanks for the data.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:42 PM   #7
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Yes thank you for the info I handload myself. I always reduce my loads when trying new recipes and work up to the one my paticular gun likes.
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I purchased a case of Federal 124gr RN when Federal was running those sales last year... $144 delivered. Haven't tried any in the Solo. The only thing I've shot in the Solo is Federal HST 124. As miracles would have it, the Solo actually went through the entire box absent a hiccup. Definitely a candidate for the Ripley's Museum.
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I'm trying to save up my money to buy your Solo, Phil, but the price keeps going up faster than I can save.
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I'm trying to save up my money to buy your Solo, Phil, but the price keeps going up faster than I can save.
Did I mention a 5% discount for KT members?
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