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Old 02-15-2016, 08:47 AM   #1
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How often do you clean your?

How often does everyone remove the extractor and firing pin and clean them? Do you do it every time between range sessions? Every other time?
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Maybe once a year for an EDC, that I've shot more then a dozen times throughout the year.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:04 AM   #3
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Clean externally with a tooth brush. that is it.
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In the past, I've gone years and many thousands of rounds between that degree of cleaning and never had problems. But experience with the Solo has caused me to be a little more diligent with all my guns. The Solo will fail to fire with only a little contamination on the striker. On a carry gun, I'll clean the firing pin after every time I shoot it. If it's just a simple cleaning after carrying the gun for a while, I probably won't clean the firing pin.
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Extractor and firing pin/spring get cleaned every 1500 rounds...
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:37 AM   #7
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Never had to, gun gets cleaned every time it gets a range session. Scrubbed with a stiff toothbrush. Never had a problem with any of them.


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In the past, I've gone years and many thousands of rounds between that degree of cleaning and never had problems. But experience with the Solo has caused me to be a little more diligent with all my guns. The Solo will fail to fire with only a little contamination on the striker. On a carry gun, I'll clean the firing pin after every time I shoot it. If it's just a simple cleaning after carrying the gun for a while, I probably won't clean the firing pin.
On the Solo's, they caution against getting any oil in the striker assembly so I've been wondering whether it would be ok to use a cleaning solvent in this area of the Solo when cleaning the gun.
Presently I've just been very careful not to get oil in that area and just leave it dry but not cleaned.
Any thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:16 PM   #9
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Hi, Trex. Kimber is not kidding when they caution against getting oil in the striker. But if you have any lubricant anywhere on the gun, through heat and vibration it will eventually migrate to other areas of the gun. That's why you need to clean it periodically.

To fully remove the striker on the Solo, you need to remove pins. I'm not a big fan of removing pins for routine maintenance, so I pull out the spring swab out the bore with a q-tip, being careful not to leave any lint behind, and then do a final douche with Brake-Kleen or Gun Scrubber.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:29 PM   #10
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I clean them after a few hundred rounds. Not that I think it is absolutely necessary, but because it's so easy to do ... why not? I like to tinker a little, so this is part of my tinker-fix.
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