Kimber SOLO 9mm Any Thoughts?

Kimber SOLO 9mm Any Thoughts?

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    Kimber SOLO 9mm Any Thoughts?

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    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........


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    I considered it until I saw the 3" 1911's that Kimber makes. I really like the Ultra Raptor II.
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    Well, mine is at Kimber CS for the 3rd time. If it doesn't function this time, she goes bye bye.
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    I've heard they recommend 124 grain ammo for proper function. Deal breaker for me. If it can't handle the range ammo that is most readily available I don't want to handle it. I'll just be over here waiting for GLOCK to shrink the 19 or 26 into a single stack.
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    I've yet to see an improvement over the PM9.
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    Run.
    Run screaming.
    Run as if spiders the size of dobermans were after you.

    I am...not a fan of kimber.

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    As far as fit and finish these are pretty nice. The "feel" is that of a ultra carry. Haven't had the opportunity to fire one, I'd imagine it shoots like an ultra as well.
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    i heard the same that no 115gr ammo can be used only heavier grains (that right there is a turn off) ill just stick with my p238 that eats whatever i run through it and is the same size ACTUALLY 2 oz lighter. Anyway i dont see a real need to go to 9mm from a .380
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    I'd like to try one out. My LGS/R doesn't carry Kimber so if someone could send me one to put some rounds through I would appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    Anyway i dont see a real need to go to 9mm from a .380
    Of course you don't need to, but there is always the increase in energy and the decrease in ammo cost that makes it nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    Of course you don't need to, but there is always the increase in energy and the decrease in ammo cost that makes it nice.
    Now that is TRUE , i called kimber now and they told me the jamming issues are with ammo under 124gr, and he specified to use only golden saber, hornady X tap and speer hollowpoints. If you decide to use the gun at the range he said it may or may not jam with ball ammo. That to me is not a good thing to say. I also told him ots of people are saying the jamming issues keep happening and he said thats not true because they get no calls saying that. Makes me wonder
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    what ammo have you had the issues with?
    I have yet to be attacked by a block of ballistic gelatin but.........

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    I REALLY wanted to like this gun. Too many complaints all of the internet about this gun for me. If I remember correctly they halted production to resolve some of the issues including the feed ramps???
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    Quote Originally Posted by defensive007 View Post
    Now that is TRUE , i called kimber now and they told me the jamming issues are with ammo under 124gr, and he specified to use only golden saber, hornady X tap and speer hollowpoints. If you decide to use the gun at the range he said it may or may not jam with ball ammo. That to me is not a good thing to say. I also told him ots of people are saying the jamming issues keep happening and he said thats not true because they get no calls saying that. Makes me wonder
    I see.

    Wow.

    I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthduke View Post
    Well, mine is at Kimber CS for the 3rd time. If it doesn't function this time, she goes bye bye.



    Posted September 9th:

    Quote Originally Posted by imthduke View Post
    Agreed....I had rather hear from a guy with the gun in hand testing and posting than the "well, I heard" ones.

    Thanks again....At first I though about getting shed of the Solo, but now I'm loving it.



    Having had to send my P238 back three times before getting a replacement gun, I feel your pain. What's the issue now?

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