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Old 10-28-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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Solo Carry STS break in advice?

I am going to be picking up my Solo Carry STS - Stainless 9mm this Friday. In anticipation, I downloaded the manual to review the disassembly and break in proceedures. All that the manual states for break in is to run 24 rounds (124gr or heavier, approved factory loads) through it, after disassembly and initial cleaning. I have read a few posts here that it is recommended to fill the mag for a while to "set" the mag spring.
I guess my question is;
What is the best break in proceedure to follow to to insure the best chance for a good running Solo?

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7GxSBRyvQ
To put the SOLO slide stop correct - see video
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Thank you YuK, with your permission I'm going to make that a sticky in the gunsmith sub forum with your name on it.
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Yes, I viewed this along with a few other youtube vids and also read a few posts here that warned to properly set the spring in the slide lock. I certainly appriciate the heads up.

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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So, I guess the proceedure for Solo virgin break in is;
- give her a D&C
- make sure she is properly put back together
- fill her magazine to capacity
- cross your fingers and hope she eats all you feed her

Does that sound about right?

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So, I guess the proceedure for Solo virgin break in is;
- give her a D&C
- make sure she is properly put back together
- fill her magazine to capacity
- cross your fingers and hope she eats all you feed her

Does that sound about right?

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Almost, feed her the recommended ammo, personally if it were me I'd use the heaviest recommended (147 gr.) rounds. Kimber says that the Solo is not a range gun so they don't expect you to be running hundreds of rounds through it on a weekly basis. I've always used the heaviest loads I could find to break in any gun I've ever owned and it's always worked for me. You need all the power you can come up with to overcome the stiff springs and tight fitting parts to break the gun in properly.
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Makes perfect sense to me, thanks

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Well I have never used any of the recommended ammo and mine is fine.i only use 124 gr bullets because with the short barrel on the solo it will lose 100 FPS with heavy bullets and that's a fact.
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I agree with Chuck. Buy a couple of boxes of 147gr Hollow point ammo of good quality and have at it. Now is not the time to cut cost on ammo. You want to do all you can to insure she runs fine. Consider using to same ammo for break in as you would for EDC. Clean and assemble correctly. Watch your grip. Have fun. Your hand is going to hurt but suck it up and enjoy.
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yea, but it's a 'good" hurt!
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