Send it back and have them fix it.
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Hi , I enjoy shooting my 1911 as much as I can but lets face it there are some times u need a.smaller lighter gun. This is y I purchased my kimber solo. I have seen and read reviews good and bad about them. I am experiencing fte's about1every magazine or so! IT refuses to fire any fmjs 124gr or 147gr. I read a post about a posible fix with the slide. Can anyone please help!
Send it back and have them fix it.
Welcome from Virginia.
If it is still under warranty, send it back to Kimber and let them fix it.
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Hello! Welcome from South East Kansas.
Welcome from Wisconsin! I have no experience with Kimbers but I'll bet there's someone here that can help you.
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Welcome to the forum.
As Archer51 stated if it's under warranty let them fix it.
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Welcome from Ohio!
I'd send it back.
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First- Let me assure you that some/most Solo's run good, I think I have one of those. Mine has worked fine with any 9mm ammo I've ever tried, even the unrecommended. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with yours.....it happens.
Second- Send it back to Kimber. Just curious, is this a recent NIB purchase, or used purchase. It seems they've had some spotty quality issues?
Third- If Kimber can't repair it, google and DC are your friends. There is lot's of info out there on some fixes discovered by Solo owners. However give Kimber a chance, by now they have gained plenty of experience on exactly what can cause them to malfunction as well.
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Welcome to the forum from Tennessee.
Welcome, again said before let Kimber deal with it.
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Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio. As others have said, send it back to Kimber and let them fix it.
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Before you send it back, have you cleaned all of the old lube out completely and re-lubed it with something good (lightweight synthetic motor oil, as one example?) Tried a different magazine? Tried high quality defense grade ammo? I wouldn't send it back unless I had covered the basics first.
Oh. And welcome to the board!
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Hi Tsweeney! Welcome to the forum from Texas. This is a great place to learn and to share! I carry a 3rd Gen Glock 30 SF. Since this is a forum for welcoming new members, you might get more replies over in one of the other forums. My suggestion is to first go to the gun store where you bought the gun (if you bought it at a store) and see if they can help you. Otherwise, the other members' advice to contact Kimber is right on.
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Before I get ragged on for being mean to someone new you'll probably get a better response for your problem in one of the other threads. IDK which thread that would be as a Kimber is out of my neighborhood price wise.
Since this is the ***Welcome to DC*** Introductions Thread....I'll go first. Welcome to Defensive Carry.