"i called kimber today and talked to them about the issues i was having . . . they said that this gun was designed to function on 124 grain minimum. 115 didnt have enough recoil to cycle the slide fast enough"
"i will not bash this gun yet as some have because if you look at high end 1911s it can take a couple thousand rounds before they are 100%."
I own a Kimber SIS Ultra 45. Was hesitant to buy it when I read all the posts about cycling issues with JHP in Kimber Ultra models and Kimber issues in particular. I must say, I have had no trouble with any JHP product and I have used a half dozen different brands. I have had virtually no problems at all, unless I slack on the cleaning. I have high end Springfield 1911 as well, and too is close to 100% trouble free. New guns are like new anything, prone to have issues. I'll stick with my Kahr K9, MK40 and my Springfield EMP 40 for small conceal firearms. The MK40 is the smallest of these three. They are all very accurate, and there is no problem with any ammo that I have shot. From lightest to heaviest grain, FMJ, JHP, FTX, they all cycle just fine. For the money, the Solo should have night sights. I looked at one just yesterday, after checking it out, my search for one has ended. This review only solidified my thoughts. Still love my Kimber SIS 1911 Ultra, and waiting to check out the new Super Carry HD PRO.
Good luck with your Solo, I hope they get the bugs worked out and that the 115 begins to cycle or they solve the problem somehow. It bothers me that they sell it as a 9mm gun but then tell you that it needs to be 124 grain; that's just not right. That is too restrictive to not be mentioned in the sales and marketing tools they use.