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Solo Carry Specs Available

Update 1-26-11: The note below is related to the Solo and ammunition.

SOLO is designed to function optimally using factory-loaded premium hollow-point self-defense ammunition with bullet weights of 124gr or 147gr.  
Examples include:
·         Federal Hydra-Shok JHP
·         Remington Golden Saber HPJ
·         Hornady TAP JHP
While other ammunitions may perform well, lighter bullets and inconsistent pressures which can be found in lower quality ammunition may lead to decreased slide cycle time and result in feeding issues

We have the Solo Carry specs from Kimber now!

SPECIFICATIONS for Solo Carry (Two Tone Model #3900001)

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Height (inches): 3.9
  • Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 17
  • Length (inches): 5.5
  • Magazine capacity: 6

FRAME

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Black Kimpro II
  • Width (inches): 1.2

SLIDE

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Finish: Satin Silver

BARREL

  • Length (inches): 2.7
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Twist rate: 1:10

SIGHTS

  • Fixed 3-dot (white) low profile
  • Radius (inches): 4.4

GRIPS

  • Black synthetic
  • Checkered/smooth

TRIGGER

  • Single action striker-fired
  • Factory setting (appx. pounds): 7.0

Specifications for Solo Carry Stainless (All satin silver model # 3900002)

  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Height (inches): 3.9
  • Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 17
  • Length (inches): 5.5
  • Magazine capacity: 6

Frame

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Satin Silver Kimpro II
  • Width (inches): 1.2

Slide

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Finish: Satin Silver

Barrel

  • Length (inches): 2.7
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Twist rate: 1:10

Sights

  • Fixed 3-dot (white) low profile
  • Radius (inches): 4.4

Grips

  • Black synthetic
  • Checkered/smooth

Trigger

  • Single action striker-fired
  • Factory setting (appx. pounds): 7.0

Below is some FAQ that Kimber provides with the Solo Carry. You may also download this in PDF format.

Thank you for purchasing The Kimber® SOLO™ pistol.

Here are some common questions about the Kimber SOLO pistol family.

1. The SOLO looks like a 1911? Is it?
SOLO is NOT a 1911 . While the SOLO borrows the great ergonomics, aesthetics, and quality of Kimber 1911 's (grip angle, safety, removable grips, dovetailed sights and general shape) that is where the similarities end!

SOLO is a completely new and innovative premium defense pistol. It contains several (patent-pending) mechanisms which allow it to do so much in such a small envelope.

2. How accurate is SOLO and what caliber ammo does it shoot?
SOLO is exceptionally accurate. At 25 yards with premium ammunition and a solid rest, group sizes of 3 inches or less can be expected.

Kimber recommends 9mm LUGER (9x19) factory-fresh premium defense ammunition. You should find good results with the below mentioned ammo.

CCI®:
Blazer®, 9mm LUGER, 124gr FMJ (3578)
Blazer"l, 9mm LUGER, 147gr FMJ (3582)*

Federal®:
American Eagle®, 9mm LUGER, 115gr., FMJ (AE9DP)
American Eagle®, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., FMJ (AE9AP)
American Eagle®, 9mm LUGER, 147gr., FMJ FP (AE9FP)*
HYDRA-SHOK®, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., JHP (P9HS2)
HYDRA-SHOK®, 9mm LUGER, 147gr., JHP (P9HS1)

Fiocchi®:
Shooting Oynamics®, 124gr., FMJ (9APB)*
HornadY®:
Custom™, 9mm LUGER, 115gr., JHPI XTP (90252)*
Custom™, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., JHP/XTP (90242)*
Custom™, 9mm LUGER, 147gr., JHP/XTP (90282)*
TApTM, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., JHP (90248)*
TApTM, 9mm"LUGER, 147gr., JHP (90288)

Remington®:
Golden SaberTM, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., HPJ (29420)*
Golden SaberTM, 9mm LUGER, 147gr., HPJ (29422)*

Sellier & Bellot®:
9mm LUGER, 115 gr., FMJ (SB31042)*
9mm LUGER, 124 gr. , FMJ (SB31049)

Speer®:
Lawman®, 9mm LUGER, 115 gr., FMJ (53615)
Lawman®, 9mm LUGER, 124 gr., FMJ (53616)
GoldOot®, 9mm LUGER, 115 gr., JHP (23614)*
GoldOot®, 9mm LUGER, 124 gr., JHP (23618)*
GoldOot®, 9mm LUGER, 147 gr., JHP (23619)*

Winchester"l:
USA, 9mm LUGER, 124gr., FMJ (USA9MM)*
USA, 9mm LUGER, 115gr., JHP (USA9JHP)*
Supreme EliteTM, 9mm LUGER, 147gr., Bonded PDX1 JHP
(S9MMPDB1)

*Preferred - These loads worked the best in our testing. This is not intended to be an exclusive list and your results or preferences may vary. Please check www.kimberamerica.com for periodic updates to this list.

3. What is the recommended break in period?
For standard initial break-in, fire 24 rounds of 124 gr or higher, high-quality factory-fresh premium personal defense ammunition.

4. Should I lube it like my other guns?
To avoid attracting lint, Solo was designed to require little oil.
The instruction manual contains direction on this and other lubrication instructions - but it is important that SOLO NOT be lubricated in or near the firing pin.

5. Any important tips about reassembly?

Yes. It is critical that during reassembly the slide stop be installed correctly. Failure to install properly will lead to malfunction.

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