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Old 12-27-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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Call me crazy, but I just got a Solo

I have been in the market for a good pocket carry gun for some time. Admittedly, I'm a Kimber fan (2 1911s and a K6s with no issues at all). I got a chance to get a Solo and jumped on it. When I got it home it was clean, but bone dry. I re-cleaned and lubed it up. Also noticed that one of the grip screw "bushings" was loose and could not be tightened up. Since they don't look replaceable, I'm thinking of a little JB Weld to hold the bushing in place. All of the 9mm ammo available in my area is 115gr, so I had to go online and order some 147gr. I'm going to use some Talon Grip tape, as just holding this thing you know it's slick and will be a handful with sweaty hands. For what Kimber wanted for this gun new, you would think they would put grips with more purchase on it and perhaps checkered the front and rear straps. I can't wait until my ammo arrives so that I can begin the shake-down.
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Best of luck with it. If you have one that works, you're gonna love it.
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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I'll know when I get it to the range. If I need help with it, I have a very good gunsmith who does all of my work for very reasonable fees.
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I'll know when I get it to the range. If I need help with it, I have a very good gunsmith who does all of my work for very reasonable fees.
Take a 9mm firearm reamer and just clean the chamber. Ones you do it, you should enjoy your gun
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What is a 9mm firearms reamer??
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What is a 9mm firearms reamer??
Sure that your gunsmith has it. This operation is very simple and take only 3-5 minutes.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for the information. I'll let him know that if I have any issues with the gun. I did my research before I bought it, so I'm aware of possible issues.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:07 PM   #8
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Congrats, I have 3 and all work. Try to use a good 124 or 135 grn hp load to brake it in. Afterwards you can try the 115. As far as the grips and grip screws, the threads are taped into the frame, no grip bushings. So some locktite would be a good choice. Use blue if you ever intend to change the grips. Red is a pain and you would screw up the threads further. If you want better grip try some vz grips and some grip tape on the front and back of the grips. I bought some black and gray grip tape on amazon for my two tone and stainless models. good luck plenty of good advice here on solos.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:09 PM   #9
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I'm definitely going to heed the advice of what ammo to use. The part that the grip screw goes into is actually a seperate part that has come loos from the frame. That's why I was thinking that judicious use of JB Weld would secure it.
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Yes kimber calls it part of the frame but its pressed in. Just clean it well with alcohol to remove oil and crude.
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