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Old 09-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
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Solo Ammo

Been frustrated with the price of Premium ammo and finding practice ammo which will work in my Solo.

Review:From the Kimber Website:

USE ONLY RECOMMENDED AMMUNITION
Solo is designed to function optimally using premium hollow-point self-defense factory ammunition with bullet weights of 124 or 147 grains.

EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
• Federal® Hydra-Shok® JHP
• Remington® Golden Saber™ HPJ
• Hornady TAP® JHP

While other ammunition may perform well, lighter bullets and inconsistent pressures that can be found in lower-quality ammunition may lead to decreased slide cycle time and compromise function.
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So I started looking up the FPS for the examples above and compared them with other brands on the market. I have NOT shot most of these, but I have started using the 9mm above 1100 FPS and have not had any problems.

My List, for your information:
grain Feet/sec
Federal Hydra-Shok JHP 124gr 124 1120
Federal American Eagle 124 FMJ 124 1150
Federal HST 124 gr 124 1150
Federal White Box High-Shok 147 1000

Remington Golden Saber HPJ 124 1125
Remington Ultimate Defense 124 1125
Remington UMC 124 1100

Hornady TAP JHP 124+P 1200
Hornady Critical Duty 135+P 1110
Hornady 124 XTP 1110

Armsor 124 FMJ 1090
Geco 124 FMJ 1080
Blazer 124 FMJ 1090
Israel Military Indust (IMI) 124 1100
Speer Lawman 124 TMJRN 1090
Gold Dot Law Enforcement 124 1150
Freedom Munitions 124 XTP 1014

Winchester 124 FMJ 1140

I also found on ammo seller's websites the wrong FPS listed and question them on it and was told they were typos.

What ammo do you carry and what do you use for practice?
124 grain or 147 grain?
Shoot well and often.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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I only carry federal HST 124gr or Winchester T 124gr or Speer gold dot 124gr .for just targets or just general shooting I use mostly ZQ1 NATO ,Speer lawman 124gr,American eagle 124gr my own reloads.the ZQ1 is the best it is what the 9mm should be never any problems.
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Thanks for the info on ZQ1. I carry Fed Hydra shok 124gr, found some for a good price and just starting using the American Eagle 124 gr for practice.
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You and yer solo will like the ZQ1 .i get a 50 round box for 10.99 at our wal mart and I get all I can.check them out.
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Also yer FPS will be about 100 FPS less on yer solo because of barrel length
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:15 PM   #6
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I have had to send my Solo back twice and yesterday I encountered a problem with it not firing NATO 9mm. Had six rds out of 3 or 4 magazines not fire. I called Kimber and was told not to use NATO rounds, the Solo was not designed for NATO rds and to only use premium self defense ammo. I was told the owners handbook also said not to use NATO rds and that this could void the warranty. I check their online books and could not find anything about NATO rds. Now I am confused, but the next time I am in Walmart, I will be looking for ZQ1.
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Kimber customer service told me NATO was fine.and I have shot hundreds of rounds of ZQ1 in mine also if you get a box of Speer lawman 124 gr ammo and test it with ZQ1 you won't even notice any difference. I have never had any malfunction with ZQ1 that's all I can say .oh my owners manual says nothing about useing NATO
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Talked with another customer rep, basically got the same answer to not use NATO ammo. I have checked Kimber's website and the Solo Manual and I find nothing about not using NATO ammo, only what they recommend. If fact, if anything, it seems by default or misleading, that NATO is fine. The Solo is listed as a 9x19 caliber; Not 9x19 Luger and Not 9x19 Parabellum. But anyway, I told them I was not comfortable and confident in my Solo's firing mechanism to make the primers ignite. They said they would take it back and look at it, so I am shipping it back to them today.
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Storm just think about it what kimber wants you to shoot is this high price ammo like $30.00 or more for the rip off 20 round boxes.no way will I pay that much for 20 rounds.premium personal defence ammo is hotter than ZQ1 NATO I no I have shot it all.i was buying my favorite ammo carry ammo which is federal hst 124 for 26.00 a box of 50 .now they have started doing the same as the other rip off company's 20 rounds for $35.00 no way I have shot lots of ammo (euro) and American.euro 9mm,380,32acp are much better than American ammo in those calibers an American 9mm that won't handle NATO ammo is not worth haveing.
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HST works perfectly in mine. Golden sabers and TAP not so much.
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