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Maybe I'm just paranoid, but based on the experiences many of you have had with your Kimber Solos, I am quite nervous about using my STS for personal defense. I have only shot five 6-round mags (30 rounds of 147gr Hornady XTP's) through mine, but have not had any problems so far. Because of the experiences many of you have encountered though, I went out and bought a S&W 9mm Shield. It's not nearly as good looking or nearly as "pocket-sized" as my STS, but it goes "bang" every time and has gone through about 150 rounds of various ammo (including steel-cased) without a hiccup. I don't know now whether I should sell or keep my STS. I don't need another paperweight around here. What do you guys think?

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I feel the same way.My Solo has been back to Kimber 3 times for the fte problem and just got it back yesterday. Heading to the range on Saturday and just hope for the best.
 

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Go out and put 200-300- rounds through the SOLO. If it goes bang like you want, carry it. Mine works fine with the proper ammunition. You said it worked fine for 30 rounds, so put enough through it until your satisfied.
 

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I agree with Nellybelle, if the gun hasn't given you any problems then what are your concerns? Continue to shoot it until you're comfortable and confident enough to use it as a carry gun.
 

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My solo is my EDC. No malfunction. 35 practice rounds EVERY week. Shooting more ain't fun.
I have other pistols as range toys. My Solo is a tool. People don't play with hammers for their own amusement.
But if you don't have confidence, sell it or don't carry it. I had an XDS-45 that was a jam-o-magic despite two trips to Springfield. Couldn't bring myself to carry it. No trust.
Swapped it out.
Think you know your answer - Bye-bye, Solo!
 
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