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New to the forum here so first of all Hello from Michigan. Just purchased an SOLO STS Saturday despite all the negative reviews. There were also enough positive reviews and I spent a lot of time studying the issues.

First thing I did when I got home was break the gun down and really looked it over closely. After studying the gun I could see what might be causing so many problems. Tight springs, difficult to completely pull back slide, the way the last rounds fit into the magazine. Believe me I think I have been to every forum and have read every issue and recommendations. I remember when I bought my Beretta PX4 Storm Compact I had unbelievable bad results my first time out. Read a lot of bad mouthing about the Storm. Until one guy mentioned that because of the springs and tolerances it did not like 115 gr ammo. I tried 124 gr. ammo and so far 2000+ rounds not an incident.

After looking at my SOLO I understood the manufactures recommendations and just double checked and understood the mechanics and requirements of the gun.

With anxiety!!!! I took her to the range. 100+ rounds 125gr Blazer Brass and Remington jhp 124 and not a singe incident. Perfect!!!! to my relief.

I am happy and confident. I will however, take her to the range 1 more time...just because I want a repeat performance.

Overall, I think this is an absolutely fabulous pistol. Felt great, recoil to me was comfortable, accuracy like my PX4 just spot on.

I have to give this gun a 9.75. Because I understand the nuances. However, the .25 is lost in the mag. The last two rounds sometimes need to be tinkered with to seat properly.

But for now...I am a very happy camper. Will keep you posted.

Tony
 

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Welcome to the forum from Las Vegas! Glad to hear you got one of the good ones! Enjoy it. I have a Solo CDP LG, just received back from Kimber. Later this week I will take it out for a run to see if the problems are still there.....
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Oreste. Congratulations on the new SOLO, I beginning to believe that Kimber has finally addressed the problems that earlier owners were reporting.
 
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Welcome and congrats on your gun.
I'm new with the Solo STS also - about 100 rounds with no FTE.
Only issue is with the Remington 124g the slide doesn't lock back after final round. No biggie though the cost of the gun it should. It does perfect with Federal 135g though pretty snappy. I tend to agree with the stiff recoil spring. Not sure why it needs to be so tight but that is the design. I didn't get it to run lots of fun shooting at the range, got it for a CCW which it seems perfect for.
 

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Welcome from the Lone Star State. I too am a researcher about things I buy that are more than about $100. Bought my Solo not too long ago and other than a loose front sight, I am very pleased. Also, it will take any and all ammo I feed it.
 

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Welcome aboard from Dixie Co.,Fl. Congrats on your new Solo.I am not a Solo owner,however after reading all comments on them here at Kimber Talk,I feel as though I am becoming pretty well informed.:)
 

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Thanks all for the comments and welcome. Glad to here more and more positive reviews on the SOLO!
 

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Good to hear success stories about Solo's. And, welcome from Ohio!!
 

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Just a quick follow up. Took my solo to the range Friday and Sunday. Put about 200+ rounds. Solo shoots like a dream. 1 ft feed on a new 8 round magazine. First round but that was it. Also had one FT feed on my Baretta px4 Storm Compact so I can't really complain (2000+ through the Storm).

Love the accuracy of the solo, the feel the tigger pull. She appears very reliable and will go into my EDC rotation. (LCP-Solo). The only thing I would improve would be the ejection of the magazine. The release is not bad when slide open after last round, but I wish the magazine would spring out like my other pistols.
The solo unlatches and pops but you have to actually grab is and pull it out.

Other than that, love it.
 

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Glad to hear it. I too am new to the forum and to Kimber and my solo. I have but a few handfuls of rounds through her as I am waiting for the temps to get to at least above freezing. Enjoy the new piece.
 

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New to the forum here so first of all Hello from Michigan. Just purchased an SOLO STS Saturday despite all the negative reviews. There were also enough positive reviews and I spent a lot of time studying the issues.

First thing I did when I got home was break the gun down and really looked it over closely. After studying the gun I could see what might be causing so many problems. Tight springs, difficult to completely pull back slide, the way the last rounds fit into the magazine. Believe me I think I have been to every forum and have read every issue and recommendations. I remember when I bought my Beretta PX4 Storm Compact I had unbelievable bad results my first time out. Read a lot of bad mouthing about the Storm. Until one guy mentioned that because of the springs and tolerances it did not like 115 gr ammo. I tried 124 gr. ammo and so far 2000+ rounds not an incident.

After looking at my SOLO I understood the manufactures recommendations and just double checked and understood the mechanics and requirements of the gun.

With anxiety!!!! I took her to the range. 100+ rounds 125gr Blazer Brass and Remington jhp 124 and not a singe incident. Perfect!!!! to my relief.

I am happy and confident. I will however, take her to the range 1 more time...just because I want a repeat performance.

Overall, I think this is an absolutely fabulous pistol. Felt great, recoil to me was comfortable, accuracy like my PX4 just spot on.

I have to give this gun a 9.75. Because I understand the nuances. However, the .25 is lost in the mag. The last two rounds sometimes need to be tinkered with to seat properly.

But for now...I am a very happy camper. Will keep you posted.

Tony
did you get the recall recoil spring for the PX4 ? my px4 c didnt like 115gr till I put the new spring in now it shoots everything I put in it.
 

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did you get the recall recoil spring for the PX4 ? my px4 c didnt like 115gr till I put the new spring in now it shoots everything I put in it.
No. I never did get the replacement spring. Have just been going with the 124 grain and plus ammunition. I hear the new springs work great.
 
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