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Hi all I just joined the forum because I am buying a solo for concealed carry here in Florida. My local gun shop wants $720. I like to buy locally but is that a decent price? Are the newer solos having fewer issues? This will be my first Kimber. Thanks
 

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Welcome to the forum. sounds like a great price to me.
 

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Hi all I just joined the forum because I am buying a solo for concealed carry here in Florida. My local gun shop wants $720. I like to buy locally but is that a decent price? Are the newer solos having fewer issues? This will be my first Kimber. Thanks
Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois sentinel09. Which Solo are you looking at, there are 5 different models starting at $815.00 MSRP and going up to $1223.00 MSRP. It appears that the complaints about the Solo are tapering off, Kimber may have gotten a handle on the problem.
 

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If you get a good one the price is right, if you get a bad one, your overpaying.
I don't mean to sound like Nancy Pelosi. But there are still some issues with the Solo's. Some are good some are questionable!
 

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Buy it and enjoy it. I have had mine for about a year and it runs great on recommended diet. Bought it for my wife but have taken it for my own and bought her a P238. I really like to carry the SOLO.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Great price.! I paid $815 a month ago.
I have sent about 200 rnds through my STS and really no issues. Fifty just a few minutes ago. Love the gun. The only issue I had was with the extended magazine. When 8 rnds are loaded I had 2 FTF. Again, only with the 8 round magazine. After today's testing it is definitely my daily carry. However, my complete confidence is only in the 6 rnd magazine. Or extended with 6 or 7 rnds only. Don't trust 8. Never a failure with those.

I've been using Blazer FMJ 124 grain or the 124 hollow points which were recommended and no issues.

Good luck. I say go for it!!!
 

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The $720 your dealer is asking is common retail - not good, not bad. Fair price in my opinion. You may consider buying a new gun from Gunbroker. Deals can sometimes be had in the mid $600 range. No matter where you buy, I recommend you find out the S/N and determine when it was manufactured. I believe you want the latest model possible. Seems those are working the best.

Mine is a late model S/N and I have fired 398 rounds and have had 1 failure to eject. It takes any ammo without problems.

Welcome to the forum and please let us know what you ended up with.
 

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Hi all I just joined the forum because I am buying a solo for concealed carry here in Florida. My local gun shop wants $720. I like to buy locally but is that a decent price? Are the newer solos having fewer issues? This will be my first Kimber. Thanks
I bought my Kimber Solo from a local dealer I have used for over 25 years. Based upon the new salesman's recommendation, Kimber's reputation, the local dealer, how the gun felt and trigger action worked in my hand and it's pocketability....I pulled the trigger and bought. $769. I did something I don't usually do, buy without 1st testing the gun and researching....dumb. Oh yes I 've owned a Kimber Pro Eclipse for the past 15 years.. shoots great

1st had problems with the magazines, 6 round and 8 round ..hard to load cannot load all the way to stated capacity. When I returned them and found ones that did the gun functioned well on 127 grain FMJ American Eagle,Golden Saber ammo etc. Before this FTEs.

2nd Read about multiple problems FTEs, FTFs etc. also I decided to put it through its paces before spending any more on it. After putting 300 rounds through the gun as break-in I decided to add Meprolight night sights and Crimson Trace Grips ( (another $400). I thought I had purchased one of the good ones

3rd Today, three weeks after purchasing and about 400 rounds later I returned the gun to my Dealer to have them send it back to Kimber to fix. It is unsafe. Started acting up in box 7 and 8 of 127grain ammo midway between two different ammo brands (Western 127 FMJ ball and Remington Golden Saber) . Multiple FTE's Every other round on one magazine, on others worked fine then FTE's and double stacked rounds, or FTFs I varied between my 6 magazines and different ammo brands all recommended by Kimber. Magazines and ammo that had worked before in the same shooting session no longer worked.

The gun may be accurate as heck to at least 7 yards when it shoots but it's no better than a brick right now. In fact it is dangerously unsafe. Any gun that does this is. It will get you killed if you ever pulled it out and it failed like this. Also even with range shooting working with failures like this is inherently dangerous. Because the little gun has such a strong recoil spring it is more difficult than most to grip and clear safely.

Oh yes I did clean it after each time to the range (100 rounds) as recommended and I made sure that the slide stop was reinstalled properly. Also made sure I was not "limp wristing"it It did bite me several times when I first took it out but I since learned how to hold it correctly. Once caused the gun to jam because my skin between my thumb and trigger finger got caught in the slide as t was going back into battery....my bad.

So is $720 a good price for a good looking firearm that looks super cool but you won't fully be able to trust...I leave that up to you. Try it out first. Do more research. Good luck...But if your are only looking for a good Safe Queen...go ahead...pull the trigger.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois REDLEG28. I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with your new Solo. On the bright side from what others are posting it sounds like Kimber has gotten to the root of the problem and is fixing them.
 

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Welcome to the forum! What Chuck said seems to be happening. Good luck with yours.
 

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Hi all I just joined the forum because I am buying a solo for concealed carry here in Florida. My local gun shop wants $720. I like to buy locally but is that a decent price? Are the newer solos having fewer issues? This will be my first Kimber. Thanks
I bought my Kimber Solo from a local dealer I have used for over 25 years. Based upon the new salesman's recommendation, Kimber's reputation, the local dealer, how the gun felt and trigger action worked in my hand and it's pocketability....I pulled the trigger and bought. $769. I did something I don't usually do, buy without 1st testing the gun and researching....dumb.

1st had problems with the magazines, 6 round and 8 round ..hard to load cannot load all the way to stated capacity. When I returned them and found ones that did the gun functioned well on 127 grain FMJ American Eagle,Golden Saber ammo etc. Before this FTEs.
2nd Read about multiple problems FTEs, FTFs etc. after putting 300 rounds through the gun as break-in I decided to add Meprolight night sights and Crimson Trace Grips ( (another $400). I thought I had purchased one of the good ones
3rd Returned the gun to the Dealer to have them send back to Kimber to fix. It is unsafe. Started acting up in box 7 and 8 of 127grain ammo. Multiple FTE's Every other round on one magazine, on others worked fine then FTE's and double stacked rounds, or FTFs I varied between my 6 magazines and different ammo brands all recommended by Kimber.
t may be accurate as heck when it shoots but it's no better than a brick right now. In fact it is dangerously unsafe. Any gun that does this consistently is. O yes I did clean it as recommended and make sure that the slide stop was reinstalled properly.
So is $720 a good price for a good looking firearm that you won't fully be able to trust...I leave that up to you
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois REDLEG28. I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with your new Solo. On the bright side from what others are posting it sounds like Kimber has gotten to the root of the problem and is fixing them.
Since I only purchased the gun three weeks ago, and from 1st 300 rounds I thought I was OK. my SN is in the 112 series range was big. which makes it about 2012? not as late I though. At least it supposedly doesn't have Safety issues...which for a striker fired weapon was questionable.. If it really was a problem it is a big safety issue.
 

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Since I only purchased the gun three weeks ago, and from 1st 300 rounds I thought I was OK. my SN is in the 112 series range was big. which makes it about 2012? not as late I though. At least it supposedly doesn't have Safety issues...which for a striker fired weapon was questionable.. If it really was a problem it is a big safety issue.
My Ex-Solo was mfg in 6/13 and had problems with fte.I sent it back to Kimber and they adjusted the extractor and replaced the recoil spring.After I got it back it ran like like a charm.We put 400 rounds through it with a variety of ammo and not a single problem..Be patient and when you get it back it will earn your trust.Believe me when I say "I've been in your shoes."...Good luck.
 

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He was talking about the CDP LG...............
I don't think it really matters what model it is, I've never seen anyone say the problems were limited to a specific model.
 

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I have an early Solo and it has been just fine, MANY do not read their manual nor follow instructions and complain only to realize they have made a mistake.
Clean and lube, capture the spring on reassembly, fully load and let your mags (not clips) set for a couple of weeks, Use the recommended ammo, then come back and tell us how it works. If some still have an issue Kimber will take care of you.
 
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