I'm new to the forum so I hope I'm doing this correctly. Today at the range I shot Liberty USM4 50gr. ammo through my Solo. It fed and fired perfectly, but it is +P. Is this ammo OK for the Solo? Thanks.
I don't know about Solo's but if Kimbers stance on the +P's in the Solo is the same as for their .45's then.........
What type of ammunition do you recommend for your handguns?
We recommend using quality American-made ammunition. Choose from trusted names like Federal, Winchester or Remington because ammunition by these makers has proven to be of consistent high quality. Our function testing is done with Federal 230 grain FMJ.
+P ammo manufactured to SAAMI specs is fine to use as a defensive round or for occasional range use only. Our pistols are rated to handle +P ammo. However, we do not recommend a steady diet of them, as they are rough on the pistol and will accelerate the wear on the gun and may shorten the life of the recoil spring.
The use of reloaded or remanufactured ammunition may be dangerous, and any issues related to its usage are not covered by warranty.
Plus P accelerates wear on any gun. On 1911s you should up the recoil spring to 18.5 lbs on 5 in guns to reduce frame battering. But heavy springs in turn add to the crash of the barrel feet against the slide stop pin. Use sparingly...
Thanks to all. I like almost everything about the Solo and would like to use it for self-defense, providing it is reliable. However, even using recommended 124gr ammo, I've had some problems with both of my eight-round mags. For some reason the third round tends not to feed, when using HPs. Seems to work fine with FMJ. When I examine the mag, the HP third round is slightly angled, nose down. Curiously, if I use a FMJ for the third round only, it seems to work. I could use only six-round mags, I suppose, but I would like to carry a couple extended mags as extras. The only ammo, so far, that has worked without a glitch is the Federal +P cited in my first post. Any thoughts?