OK OK OK, I have a Solo, and a year or so ago I sent it to Kimber to be checked out. I was having FTF & FTE issues. Well Kimber sent it back and it has worked fine ever since.
However with all the questioning about how dependable the Solo ison this forum, I have decided to take it to a local pistol smith, who is well known in Police and Military circles in doing firearm repairs and adjustments. He does custom work for some Navy Seals from Crane Naval Depot in South Central Indiana as well as most Law Enforcement departments in a large area around my town. He is the same one I took my SCUP to and he resolved all issues with it.
He looked atthe Solo briefly and remarked that Kimber did polish the "throat" and he would check everything out from one end to the other. He wanted the ammo I intended to use in self defense carry. That is Hydra Shok Critical Defense. It is expensive to shoot on the range but it is what Kimber and the Solo like. I must say that he is not a fan of small automatics, no matter the caliber, but is very knowledgeable and a perfectionist. I don't have it back yet but will follow up when I do.
One thing we agreed upon, was the purpose of the Solo and others like it. That being, a self defense weapon. Number 1. it must work every time, period. We also discussed why so many people buy non-recommended ammunition and then complain when it doesn't live up to their expectation. Yes they should work with any Ammo, but even my Harley eats and runs better on premium fuel as recommended by Harley.
I guess what I'm saying is, it is a self defense weapon, feed it the best ammo available and don't scrimp on the price. Keep the weapon in tip top shape.
Make sure the pistol no matter what model is functioning fine and feed them the best. Your life may depend on it. I sure as hell would hate to be using cheap ammunition and have it fail in a critical moment.
The last second before you die you say to yourself, " well I saved a little money on the ammo" for the range.
Sorry for the long post I got carried away.