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Old 05-05-2019, 05:13 PM   #1
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Solo DC looking for opinions and advice

I have the opportunity purchase a Solo DC for a really good deal and I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on it? I've read all kinds of issues with them but so have on with the Micro 9. Thanks!!
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Quite candidly, I believe the Solo is among the most problematic carry guns out-of-the-box that has been manufactured in the 21st century.

There are so many subcompact 9mm carry guns with solid reliability reputations that there's simply no reason to choose a Solo other than for entertainment, fill an open slot in a Kimber collection or take pretty pictures to post on the Internet.

Curious what you consider a good deal for new, used?
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I have the opportunity purchase a Solo DC for a really good deal and I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on it? I've read all kinds of issues with them but so have on with the Micro 9. Thanks!!

I'm sorry I must recuse myself from responding. But thank you for asking.
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I have a few of them. That being said they are very ammo picky, like to run wet. I have one of the very first ones that came out and just had to replace the firing pin and spring. Was no big deal and parts were about 25 dollars. A lot of people hate them, they are a good carry piece but find good self defense ammo that it likes and stick with it. Last dont even try fmj [practice ammo].
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I have the opportunity purchase a Solo DC for a really good deal and I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on it? I've read all kinds of issues with them but so have on with the Micro 9. Thanks!!
The Solo is the prettiest micro-sized pistol to come around in many years. I was weak and succumbed to the allure of the sexy little pistol. But after three trips back to Kimber to repair the unreliable little monster, they finally threw up their hands and admitted there was nothing they could do to fix it. I totally got boned on that deal.
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I posted a poll to help out hazer. You can vote anonymously yes or no.
I have already voted. So vote early, every vote counts.
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If I came across a great deal on one I'd buy it. The more problems people were having with them the more curious I became. I'd love to tear into one and see if I could make it run right.
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Chuck, thats how I am. My first one has countless rounds through it. It sat in my safe for a year and a half. Took it to the range and forgot and tried to run remington fmj through it. No good click no bang. Checked out the shells and was only a slight indent on primer. Remove firing pin and spring and compared it to my second one. Firing pin looked shorter or worn? Installed new parts from kimber and back in action. I love to tinker and see how things work.
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We're all friends here, how much $ is your good deal and from where? Friend, gun shop, pawn shop, online.
When Phil and I went to the range last month neither one of us could get his Solo to even "chamber" a round much less fire it. It is pretty, feels good in your hand but worthless at any price. Maybe if it's cheap enough and you really enjoy tinkering and spending money.

Kimber halted production of the Solo, they are still making Micro's, that should speak volumes.
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We're all friends here, how much $ is your good deal and from where? Friend, gun shop, pawn shop, online.
When Phil and I went to the range last month neither one of us could get his Solo to even "chamber" a round much less fire it. It is pretty, feels good in your hand but worthless at any price. Maybe if it's cheap enough and you really enjoy tinkering and spending money.

Kimber halted production of the Solo, they are still making Micro's, that should speak volumes.
I would spend a couple of hundred dollars for one no matter where I could find it. File it under an entertainment expenditure, it could provide me with days/weeks of fun trying to make it work. It would be a lot cheaper then my other hobbies, cooking, drinking and entertaining my children and grandchildren.
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