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I just purchased a solo sts. Haven't shot it yet but been learning about it and going through the motions.
The gun feels great and very tight fit. I tried loading it today to make sure that worked ok before heading to the range. The first couple of times I tried to rack a bullet in the chamber it wouldn't go. Turned out I wasn't able to pull the slide back all the way with two fingers (I'm a weakling) I had to grab the front of the barrel to be able to pull it all the way and load a round.
That recoil spring is a lot stiffer than any other gun I've had. Will this loosen up some after break in?
I'm no gun expert but it had me wonder if such a stiff spring is the reason the gun doesn't like lower than 124 grain?
 

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Yes, I am asuming the spring is the reason for the ammo requirement! Yes it will loosen up after about 1000 rounds. When it does you will have to replace the spring, because the gun will not recycle!
 

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Yes the spring will loosen. Make sure you read the owners manual and pay attention to the catch spring at the slide stop when re-assembling the pistol. Mine works fine with proper ammunition. There have been failures with ejecting and feeding that have really caused major issues on some pistols. I feel bad for those who have purchased the Solo and can not enjoy the weapon because of the failures.

Some have even gone back to Kimber but the issues remain. If you intend to carry this Solo a CCW and personal protection, I would buy several boxes of ammunition and run a couple of hundred rounds through it. With the complaints about them, I just could not settle for the 24 rounds for a break in period as Kimber suggest. I have put about 300 through mine and it works fine.
Good Luck.
 

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I shot 40 rounds of hydra-shok 135 grains today. Very accurate for a little gun. Only issue was one time the slide didn't stay back after emptying a mag.
Gun has a pretty good kick to it. I would like better grips on the back of the handle I think.
 

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I received an e-mail from Kimber today and after only 3 weeks it's coming back to st-lou.Anxious to read what they did to it and take it to the range.Fingers crossed in Cardinal Nation...JEF,I broke mine in with Winchester Nato 124 and it loved all 400 of them but after that a few back to the MFG issues...Good luck with yours.
 

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My Solo was tight and stiff when new Hard to lock back hard to eject the magazine. I decided to shoot the snot out of it rather than send it back for inspection. It was the right thing to do. Maybe 300 rounds later, smooth as silk even with 115 grainers, I carry and shoot 124s. Great little pistol!
 
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