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Old 05-22-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Roll Pin Locking

I am taking a brand new Solo CDP LG to the range today.

WHEN I SAY BRAND NEW, I MEAN BRAND NEW. Born on May 15, 2015

I called Kimber to get the born on date from the serial number. While the Rep was on the phone, I asked if there was a way to stop the roll pins from creeping up into the slide. He said they should not move. I said I realize that, but my last Solo and others online all have the same roll pin issue. He has not heard of any roll pin problems.

Anyone know of a way to make sure these pins stay put down below the slide?

Drop of Loctite Red?
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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If your going to use Loctite go with Blue, incase you need to remove them easy.
My roll pins have not moved that I know of. They do look like they are up a little more than have way?
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Husker, good luck with that!
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I just thought the pins were being forced up by the vibration of the weapon being fired. So a drop of something with adhesive properties at the base of the pin would keep the pins from vibrating freely. Just thinking out loud and trying to keep our new Solo from failing.
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Not to be pedantic, but neither red nor blue Loctite is what you're looking for, unless you first disassemble the parts. You can use "wicking grade" Loctite, but that's going to be green.
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Originally Posted by Husker View Post
I am taking a brand new Solo CDP LG to the range today.

WHEN I SAY BRAND NEW, I MEAN BRAND NEW. Born on May 15, 2015

I called Kimber to get the born on date from the serial number. While the Rep was on the phone, I asked if there was a way to stop the roll pins from creeping up into the slide. He said they should not move. I said I realize that, but my last Solo and others online all have the same roll pin issue. He has not heard of any roll pin problems.

Anyone know of a way to make sure these pins stay put down below the slide?

Drop of Loctite Red?
Those 2 pins were designed to be .08- .09 above the cylindrical part of safety. It should not move that insured by pertinent parts dimensions.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:04 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
Not to be pedantic, but neither red nor blue Loctite is what you're looking for, unless you first disassemble the parts. You can use "wicking grade" Loctite, but that's going to be green.
Never knew there was a green wicking version, thanks for the heads up.
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Those 2 pins were designed to be .08- .09 above the cylindrical part of safety. It should not move that insured by pertinent parts dimensions.
My experience is that Solo roll pins in the safety cylinder move like Mexican jumping beans. Just sayin.
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Have your roll pins actually moved, or are you just paranoid that they might?
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:07 PM   #10
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Have your roll pins actually moved, or are you just paranoid that they might?

Mine moved at round 243. Enough to cause the slide to "lock up" and fail to function. Kimber issued the return label, fixed it and returned it. It had functioned perfect up to that.

When that happens you have an expensive "rock" in your hand. It kind of works on your mind---like when and if it will happen again. It has fired another 178 perfect rounds since for a total of 421 perfect but # 243 is still the one I remember.
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