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Old 08-15-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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1,000 rounds then replace recoil spring...

How many here have fired 1,000 rounds and not replaced their spring and what were the consequences? How many replace said spring religiously after 1,000 rounds?
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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I don't own a Solo but that doesn't matter, when you let a recoil spring go beyond it's operating life your gun takes a beating. Your chancing damaging the slide and frame, save a couple of dollars on a recoil spring or do hundreds of dollars of damage to the gun. Penny wise and dollar foolish.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:24 PM   #3
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I don't own a Solo but that doesn't matter, when you let a recoil spring go beyond it's operating life your gun takes a beating. Your chancing damaging the slide and frame, save a couple of dollars on a recoil spring or do hundreds of dollars of damage to the gun. Penny wise and dollar foolish.
How did that answer my question? What am I missing?
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Everyone else got it. What don't you understand exactly. ��
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Everyone else got it. What don't you understand exactly. ��
Here is my questions: How many here have fired 1,000 rounds and not replaced their spring and what were the consequences? How many replace said spring religiously after 1,000 rounds?

Now read your response. Does it answer my questions? Not being a wise guy just asking.

I do not disagree nor sure that I agree with EVERYTHING that you said. But it has nothing to do with my questions.

By the way. Who is everyone that got it?
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I got it! You just do it, replace at recommended rounds. I don't keep a log like some do here, but must say, I am going to start. Buy extra springs, keep in tool box. I have.
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How did that answer my question? What am I missing?
Maybe......in your mind, ....Nothing.
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How many here have fired 1,000 rounds and not replaced their spring
I for one have never done that, I keep shot records for my guns and change all the springs as the round count dictates.

and what were the consequences?
There were no negative consequences because with the new springs in place the gun continued to run as it was designed to.

How many replace said spring religiously after 1,000 rounds?
I for one replace the springs in my guns when ever said spring reaches the end of it's operating life.

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How did that answer my question? What am I missing?
I hope that you now understand what I was trying to explain to you. If not please tell me what part you're still missing and I'll try and do a better job explaining.
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Chuck properly answered the practical side of intelligent gun maintenance, but I'm guessing the OP is more curious about the experiences of Solo owners who have chosen to not follow recommended maintenance. Or... maybe 1,000 rounds fired with a Solo was meant to be a trick question?
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