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    TMN
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    I own 2 Solo's one for the wife and one for me! No problems after 500+ rounds! All the talk of premium ammo and I did shoot premium ammo the first couple of hundred rounds. Both guns eat my 125 gr reloads without missing a beat. Very nice summertime pocket gun! I like to carry my 1911 when I can wear enough cloths to conceal it. While I am sure all brands can have a problem you will find many people who put down Kimber's and most of them don't own one they just repeat what they have heard from others. The Solo has been sold out in my state and the dealer I go to was back ordered over 600 of the plain model and 300 of the laser grip model. They are just now getting caught up. I had to wait from December 2011 to May of 2012 for mine. If the were as bad and some report they wouldn't sell very many. Have fun at the range and if you have a problem please let us know!

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    Okay, mine cooked up some kind of extraction issue; spent casing left partway out of the chamber, slide flung far enough to the rear to pick up the next round, which became jammed under the first one in a double feed jam.
    Sent the pistol back to Kimber; gone two weeks, and returned (apparently) fixed. Gun was back to its old habits of eating about anything I fed it, including WWB 115s and 115 reloads, along with a couple mags of 124 Gold Dots.
    Repairs consisted of adjusting the extractor and polishing the chamber; shot the snot out of it the other night without a single problem

    For the OP, the Solo was never meant to be a target gun; try shooting it at 'combat' distance; aka, 21', and draw slowly and deliberately on the trigger until it goes bang. Ever shoot a revolver double action? Shoot the solo the same way.
    Moon

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    Congrats and enjoy

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    Half moon - what does adjusting the extractor mean - how is that accomplished? I have the identical issue! Half out of the chamber.
    Z

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    Congrats on your new Solo! I disagree on folks that think it's not an "ideal" first gun. If it's going to be your self-defense gun and you practice with it and become familiar with it. Why would it not be a good "first" gun? Why would a different gun be better? Any gun should be a personal choice not influenced by unknown people on the internet. If if you like it, great; if you don't, sell it. Good luck with it and shoot it often.

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    I think if you use the Solo within its parameters, it will do fine. Kimber really was pushing the envelope when making that pistol.

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    my solo have preformed flawlessly with over 500 rounds of 124gr fmj great little gun

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    I have a Solo CDP LG made last April. I have run over 600 rounds threw it. The gun has been back to Kimber the first of the year. Kimber sent a letter back with the gun stating they could not find a problem. They fired 18 rounds (3 magazines) they cleaned it, blessed it and sent it back. I have not gone to the range since it's return. Prior to sending it to Kimber I was having 7 to 10% FTE's. I bought it to use as an every day carry. Needless to say it's not.

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    Oh, I was expecting HAN SOLO and his blaster!

    Yes, PICS PLEASE!!

    Ace

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