For some reason, my first attempt at a post, will not open..??
Soooo, looks like I need to try again. Gonna try a shorter version, hopefully this one makes it..
I've heard the call to "wake up"... Here is a new post by a new member...
This last Saturday I did a trade deal for a gently used Solo Carry (two tone). I struggled for a while deciding if I really wanted to get one, after all the "reliability issues", "warnings from former owners", and internet stories. I bit the proverbial bullet and took the chance.
Today I was able to get into the range, and give it a run.... Here comes the "surprise".. *at least to me*.. It ran fantastically..., on 115 grain PMC. I tried to get 147 grain premium ammo, but the range/shop I go to, didn't have any on hand. 124 Red box 9mm LUGER brand (?) was 1 of 2 options available. I also bought 115 PMC, Magtech and Fiocchi.
Of the 4 ammo brands, PMC and Fiocchi were the best performers, and those were 115 grain "cheap-o" boxes. The Magtech ran 2-3 rounds and then fte. The 124 grain ran 1 round, then fte. Clear spent round, try again, and fte. After 4 mags worth, I quit altogether with the 124. So suffice it to say, I was kind of pleased to find out that I can get by with cheaper ammo, in my newest Kimber.
This probably isn't that interesting to learn, but for those that are on the fence about getting the little Kimber, you may get lucky like I did, and get a good runner.. For me, it wasn't a "dollar amount" risk, if things didn't work out. All I really would have lost was a trade pistol that was a bit too big for my hands anyway. Heck, the Solo would have been a great paperweight on my desk, if it turned out to be a problematic piece.
On a side note, this thing is a bit jumpy. I looked at the extended mag that is available for it, but didn't like the look of it. I thought that maybe I could rework a Pearce extension and get it to fit the Solo's mag. I purchased the S&W 380 Bodyguard extension kit, and did some minor fitting. It isn't "factory", but it works for me. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to the range in the next few days, and give it a test run. Here are some pics for the curious...