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Too late to call Kimber today, so thought I'd ask if anyone has experienced problems with a Solo CDP shooting low...we just got the Solo out today for the first time since we bought it and it hits almost exactly a foot low at 25' Sights are fixed & I was wondering if Kimber might send us another sight or if we need to send the pistol back? Nice groups, just way too low to make using the sights practical.
 

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What is your point of aim with the front sight?In other words,if you are aiming dead center at a bullseye are you covering the bullseye with the front sight? I'm not a Solo owner,but this is how I aim with my Kimber SCCHD and my Sigs.
 

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Point of aim

What is your point of aim with the front sight?In other words,if you are aiming dead center at a bullseye are you covering the bullseye with the front sight? I'm not a Solo owner,but this is how I aim with my Kimber SCCHD and my Sigs.
We're using the Birchwood Casey Shoot 'n See targets, the 10" ones I think. Aiming at the 1" red dot in the center rather than the traditional hold with the sights leveled under the target...gun shoots a foot low from point of aim. We have the CT laser grips on the gun and with our other lasers, I would start by adjusting the laser to the sights at 7 yards, then fine-tune at the range. With the laser zeroed on the bull (and aligned with the sights), the gun shoots a foot low. Our fixed sight M&P9 shot low right so I ended up going with a set of Williams fiber optic adjustable & got them adjusted so the gun hits point of aim. I'd love fiber optic sights on the solo but don't know that they're available. I'm OK with the 3 dots but would be much happier if the gun would shoot where I aim.
 

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can't read it..resolution is too low

See Attached photo!
sbubrick: Appreciate the post but just can't read it...I'm guessing it's a remake of some old shooter's advice about technique? If so, I saw something similar back in my Army days. Reality is about our Solo is that it has fixed sights and shoots a foot low from POA at 25'. My wife & I have been shooting for 40 years (and some competition), own & shoot about 30 handguns so even though we know about technique, I'm of the belief that this gun could benefit greatly from adjustable sights or needs a bit of factory adjustment...I've changed fixed sights to adjustable a few times as every once in awhile, I'd get one that just doesn't hit where you aim it. This Solo is one of those guns I think.
 

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I have a Solo that has had many problems {mfg has fixed them}but poa is not one of them.I have around 600 rounds through mine and it took a little adjustment at first because of the 2.7 in size I assume,but it shoots straight and I love the 3 factory nights sights.Since you are an experienced shooter I will have to think it's the gun.Good luck and keep us posted on what you find out..
 

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Boatman,please do not take offence but have you let another experienced shooter try it?I'm not questioning your abilities but I would try to eliminate all possibilities before changing out the sights.Good luck and let us know what happens.:)
 

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Boatman,please do not take offence but have you let another experienced shooter try it?I'm not questioning your abilities but I would try to eliminate all possibilities before changing out the sights.Good luck and let us know what happens.:)
None taken. I understand about eliminating all possibilities; that's how I operate as well. My wife's gun, she was shooting a foot low so I tried it and same results. One of the employees from the LGS where we bought it was there as well, so I'm thinking I'm probably on the right track here. My concerns are that there could be a problem with the gun (other than correctable with adjustable sights) causing the problem. With the short sight radius, it wouldn't take very much adjustment on the rear sight to make up the difference in point of impact.
 

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Cool!

Click on the photo! It will enlarge!
That worked, thanks! I left my computer glasses at work so I'm struggling a bit here...(it's the pits getting old!) I wondered if the small grip might be causing the problem for us; I only have one pistol with a smaller grip and it's a North American Arms mini...can't hit much with it either! :) The trigger on the Solo seems a bit different than what I'm used to as well. I think I'll call Kimber on Monday & see what they might suggest. In the meantime, I'll keep my eyes open for adjustable sights that will fit it and go back to the range and shoot it some more.
 

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Since the grip is so small and slick,I bought a rubber sleeve that slides right over the current grip.It made a huge difference with my Solo.Just a thought.
 

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Thanks Chuck.I was on my phone when I responded to JEF and I haven't a clue how to attach a picture or link on it.You're a good man.
 

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I suspect it is the shooter, not the gun.
Had similar issue with nearly ALL my pistols a while ago. Low, low, low.
Took a refresher one-on-one to work on my basics.
Problem solved. For $60 bucks. And my other skills improved too.
:)
 

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I suspect it is the shooter, not the gun.
Had similar issue with nearly ALL my pistols a while ago. Low, low, low.
Took a refresher one-on-one to work on my basics.
Problem solved. For $60 bucks. And my other skills improved too.
:)
$60 is cheaper than new sights! :D
 
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