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The sequel to my long going Solo hassel with Kimber...the final chapter

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    I seriously doubt you'll be able to get full retail price for the Solo. I haven't seen them that high for some time. I'd sell it anyway and cut your losses now.
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    If it were me, I'd sell it.

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    My first thoughts are to get rid of it, mainly because in the back of your mind you will have doubts. However, you will lose money if you sell it. You bought at retail. Surely no one is paying full price anymore.

    Since you more than likely won't sell it and break even, go shoot it and see what happens. Your previous issues happened early on, and if the new one is as unreliable you should know pretty soon. If it misbehaves early on at no fault of the shooter or the mags, sell it at a greater loss.

    Money aside, you need to consider your confidence now more than anything as mentioned above. Good luck.
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    I've had a similar experience with another make of firearm (keep it at that). I was sent a new firearm and the gun shop kept it and sold it as a new gun...it was all new. I went in another direction. Give THAT a try.OMO
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    I'd get rid of it. Let Kimber ship it to their FFL. Trade it for a different gun that they have in stock. That way you should get full value of the gun. They can sale it as new, since no one else has ever owned it.
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    I wouldn't "try it" first - I'd dump it as new and unfired.
    If you "try it" then it becomes a used gun. Let the dealer keep it and select something else that you'll be happier with.


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    My thoughts are that Kimber is sending you a brand new gun to make you happy. Common sense says that somebody at Kimber probably checked this gun pretty thoroughly before they shipped it to make sure that it functioned properly. After all, only an idiot would send you another gun that doesn't work properly.

    Sell it, if you wish...but if it were me, I'd try it out first.
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    I think you answered your own question, you seem to have serious doubts about the solo now, sell it and buy something with a proven record.
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    I vote "sell it" and (as QKShooter suggested), sell it brand new.

    There are plenty of proven single-stack 9's in the same size/weight range. The only gun that's ever given me that many problems were two different Hi-Points.
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    Sell it then walk into GLOCK plop down your $700.00 + and tell them "I'll pay $200.00 over the price of a GLOCK 19 for you to build me a single stack, 9x19, pocket GLOCK. CASH!"

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    I agree with QKShooter to sell it as 'purchased new and unfired'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    I agree with QKShooter to sell it as 'purchased new and unfired'.
    Just make sure you do not transfer it to you, to ensure it is not used. Even so, I would not expect the dealer to give you full retail price for the gun. If you bought it originally from him and you have a good repore, he might... I just would not expect it.
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    This is why I don't buy guns that have not been in production for a year or two and why I still haven't upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion :-)

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    ALL of the reviews I have read in the last two months can't say enough about how GREAT this Kimber offering is from feel to ergonomics, etc.. ... You must have gotten the WORST LEMON of all time... OR else the reviewers never say a really bad word re. the gun being reviewed( a real possibility!). I agree with those who say get rid of it new and get yourself a proven "Roscoe".(Old timer talk!). And good luck--- you certainly deserve it!!
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    Gee, and it gets such great reviews in all the gun rags. Imagine that.
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