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Old 01-29-2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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Kimber Solo FTE Ca!!

Hello everyone, I just bought a Kimber Solo from a ppt.. Bad news this gun is unreliable. As many others this gun will not shoot reliably. I contacted Kimber and they were going to address my issue until I mentioned that I lived in California (Comufornia). Since this is an off roster gun they can not ship to California at all. Now the issue with the gun is FTE, the extractor seems to come off the casing. Just like this other thread, my issue is the same.

https://www.kimbertalk.com/forums/kim...yone-else.html

Now, does anyone know what I can do to fix the issue myself? Where i can find and extractor or spring? This was my ideal gun until now, it took me a while to find one here in Ca, but now I'm very disappointed. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Kim9, I'm sorry to hear that because of California's laws Kimber can't service your gun. Can a gunsmith in California legally service it? I know that Kimber doesn't like to sell much in the way of gun parts to the public but maybe they will sell the needed parts to a local gunsmith considering the circumstances.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:44 AM   #3
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Thanks, and I would have to ask around, I'm not sure whether its illegal or not.
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! Sorry to hear about your problems. I don't know which is worse the problems with your Solo or you living in Commufornia! I got to go with where you live being worse cause if you lived Anyplace USA Kimber could correct any problems.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:12 AM   #5
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Bummer on the FTE problem. Living is CA is no benefit for gun owners it seems. Best wishes on addressing the issue successfully.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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The customer service person was mistaken. Call back and speak with someone who knows what they are doing.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:58 PM   #7
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The customer service person was mistaken. Call back and speak with someone who knows what they are doing.
Gotta go with Rusty on this one. Is it a shipping issue? Is this a second owner issue? Something is up and I would call CS again.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:05 PM   #8
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CS is wrong. As long as the serial number does not get changed, you can ship it to them and they can ship it back, through FFL of course. If you had to replace the frame for some reason, that is where there statement would be true.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:21 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your input. Well CS seemed to be cooperating and the guy was actually taking down my information to get it shipped and I don't know if I made a mistake in asking him this but I asked if there wouldn't be an issue with me living in California and after that point he said that it would. That they didn't ship micros to CA.

Ill have to call back Monday I tried earlier today but its impossible to get through unless you call first thing in the morning when they open.

Also CS said that they would ship directly to my house before i asked the question. The only request was that someone had to sign for the box. I also asked if a CA FFL could do it and he said they couldn't ship to CA. I've tried searching for parts myself but I cant seem to find any.

Lastly yes I am a second owner, which I mentioned to CS and it didn't seem to be an issue. Thanks again everyone
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Where is the Iceman when you need him?
1 are you using premium SD ammo 124-147 grain?
2 are you holding that little sucker tightly?
3 are those rails clean and wet with oil?
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