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I am brand new to this Forum and wanted to say "Hi!" I just passed my Illinois Concealed Carry Training Class (after 40+ years of gun ownership and hunting) this weekend and then picked up my new Kimber Solo STS yesterday. I qualified with a Glock 19 but wanted a Solo when I get my license. This is my first Kimber and I'm impressed with the quality. Can't wait to run some ammo through it!
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Welcome to the forum Norm, I'm also from Illinois (Chicago suburbs) and will be taking my CC class in December.

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Welcome Norm, I just joined yesterday. Springfield Illinois. I'll be picking up my solo on Thursday. I'll be interested to hear how well yours handles various types/brands of ammo. As I'm sure you've read, there's an awful lot of solo owners who aren't very happy. Good luck and let us all know how your initial range day goes.

I am brand new to this Forum and wanted to say "Hi!" I just passed my Illinois Concealed Carry Training Class (after 40+ years of gun ownership and hunting) this weekend and then picked up my new Kimber Solo STS yesterday. I qualified with a Glock 19 but wanted a Solo when I get my license. This is my first Kimber and I'm impressed with the quality. Can't wait to run some ammo through it!
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I'm down in Chatham. I plan to run some Golden Sabers and Hydra-Shoks thru mine this week before the temps drop into the 30's for highs this weekend. I'll post on how it goes.
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I'm down in Chatham. I plan to run some Golden Sabers and Hydra-Shoks thru mine this week before the temps drop into the 30's for highs this weekend. I'll post on how it goes.
Norm
Just a suggestion I wish to pass along......

Upon getting your new SOLO, first disassemble and clean with alcohol frame/slide/barrel contact areas...in addition to the recoil spring assembly, taking close exam to the outter spring on the recoil pack. The outter spring sometimes will bind on the recoil pack, thus slowing down slide recoil timing.

For lubercation, I suggest a light weight synthetic grease such as Slide Glide, TW25b, or Finish Line synthetic bicycle grease. Lube the above contact areas in addition to the outter spring and recoil spring pack.

No lube in the firing pin channel. A dab of grease on the striker release.

And good luck with your new SOLO.
 

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Welcome aboard. I also have a SOLO STS. Mine works fine with proper ammunition. It will be Snappy but use a firm grip and you will be fine.
Read the owners manual and follow the cleaning instructions. Be particular careful regarding the small spring that goes under the Slide Stop when putting it back together. Makes sure you use correct ammunition.
 

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Welcome aboard. I also have a SOLO STS. Mine works fine with proper ammunition. It will be Snappy but use a firm grip and you will be fine.
Read the owners manual and follow the cleaning instructions. Be particular careful regarding the small spring that goes under the Slide Stop when putting it back together. Makes sure you use correct ammunition.
+1 on the small spring being put in correct location. Easy to check: Lock back slide, then release by hand and slide stop should snap back.

BTW, good choice on the SOLO STS.
 

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I will add my welcome also Norm. Hope you enjoy your new Solo. My does best with Hornaday Custom 124gr.

As the others have said, cleaning and lubing are critical.

Cheers!
 
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