Originally Posted by Cucamonga kid
Mabey the top round in the mag took a nose dive downward as a result of the drop. It would be quite a coincidence however that the top round in your spare would be in the same condition.
I did not mention that I emptied both mags and reloaded them to insure it was not a mag problem of some kind.
Before I posted here, I did find one other Screw/grip incident:
"This may sound too simple to believe, but it worked for me..... When my solo was new, it had the same problem with super tight mags. Another solo owner gave me a tip to back off on the grip screws just a bit. If they are too tight, they will actually make contact with the sides of the mag and bind it up. From the factory, mine were tight enough to not only bind the mags, but they also left scratches down each side of the mag."
Possibly my problem was that the mags were too loose and therefore misaligned with the slide. That's about the only thing I can see at the moment. There are no screws dragging on the mags though they are very, but equally tight now.
The grips might help align the grip part of the frame. There's not much metal there.
I'll probably call Kimber next week.
These newer and more powerful subcompacts apparently must be highly "tuned" to work. It does not make for high confidence for carry.
I do like the gun though and enjoy shooting it at the range. It's comfortable too shoot though many claim otherwise. All you need is the Messad Ayoob recommended grip.
Then too, I can fully and comfortably conceal it under just a T-shirt.