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Old 06-13-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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My SOLO is back at the mother ship.....

I had to send it in. It got to where it was one bang and then would not feed the next round.

My son-in-law sent his in last year for the same reason. Now his feeds anything and everything without issue. I shot his this past weekend and it was so smooth. So, I am hoping for the same result.

The problem is, can I trust it when it comes back? I picked up a Sig P938 last week because of this. But, I sure would like to EDC the Solo...it just feels better in the hand. But it will take a lot of range time after it is back before I am confident with it.

I am little worried about one thing. When his came back, the frame was scratched. I really hope that does not happen. Mine still looks new.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:28 AM   #2
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Did he contact Kimber about the scratch on his frame?

I've only had to send one gun back to Kimber for a problem but before I did I photographed the gun and grips and included a copy of the picture in the case with the gun along with a description the problem I was having.
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It will be fine. My came back from Kimber just great. I too got concerned with all the skeptics on the forum so I took it to a local Gunsmith that I know to be most skilled and competent. After firing two mags full he told me he could find nothing wrong with it. He did however polish the throat and checked the extractor. I too bought a P938 to carry but just like the feel of the Solo better.
My P938 is in the safe and has never been fired. Maybe one day.
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It helps kimber when you put a note and pic of exactly what it's doing,that way the gunsmith can see first hand
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It will be back in your hands soon enough! Let us know how it goes.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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"The problem is, can I trust it when it comes back?"

It will take a while to regain trust -- I'm about 8 months out from when I sent mine in, and I still don't trust it, and rarely carry it.
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Originally Posted by Sooltauq View Post
"The problem is, can I trust it when it comes back?"

It will take a while to regain trust -- I'm about 8 months out from when I sent mine in, and I still don't trust it, and rarely carry it.
I just bought a three time Yonker visiting Solo from a friend who felt similar to you last week at her price of $275.
Sux when your unhappy. Anyone willing to trade a nice P938 for my S-O-L-O ?
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Anyone willing to trade a nice P938 for my S-O-L-O ?
Wrong thread. "Mabey a laugh will wake this place up" is where to post a question like that.
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Originally Posted by lwilliams View Post
I had to send it in. It got to where it was one bang and then would not feed the next round.

My son-in-law sent his in last year for the same reason. Now his feeds anything and everything without issue. I shot his this past weekend and it was so smooth. So, I am hoping for the same result.

The problem is, can I trust it when it comes back? I picked up a Sig P938 last week because of this. But, I sure would like to EDC the Solo...it just feels better in the hand. But it will take a lot of range time after it is back before I am confident with it.

I am little worried about one thing. When his came back, the frame was scratched. I really hope that does not happen. Mine still looks new.


I recently sent in my Micro 380 for a similar issue. I had installed Heine sights and was a little concerned Kimber would reinstall their no-see-um sights. Kimber repaired the Micro and performed a number of services I never expected, like polishing the feed ramp and barrel, replaced all springs, adjusted the ejector, and more. It was returned in excellent condition with the Heine sights still intact. In other words, their gunsmiths are excellent!
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I recently sent in my Micro 380 for a similar issue. I had installed Heine sights and was a little concerned Kimber would reinstall their no-see-um sights. Kimber repaired the Micro and performed a number of services I never expected, like polishing the feed ramp and barrel, replaced all springs, adjusted the ejector, and more. It was returned in excellent condition with the Heine sights still intact. In other words, their gunsmiths are excellent!
Did they install the new flat spring and guide rod?
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