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I have owned and loved 1911's for years and have been thinking about adding the Solo to my collection. Well today I finally got one, it is the two tone model.
I know that with all my other 1911's before heading to the range I would field strip it and give it a good cleaning and oil it. I plan to do the same to my
Solo before shooting it.
It there anything extra that I need to do before heading to the range? Also, is there any certain ammo that just doesn't seem to like the Solo?

I'm really looking forward to see what this little guy can do.
 

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Congrats on the new Solo. Enjoy the range.
 

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Also, is there any certain ammo that just doesn't seem to like the Solo?
Just follow the recommendation in the owners manual and use 124 gr or higher quality ammo.
 

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Congratulations on your new Solo. There's a lot of good information right here in this sub forum. Do a little exploring and you should find the answers to any questions you will have. Good luck!
 

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Good luck with your Solo.There are a lot of experienced Solo owners on this forum who will be able to get you squared away with any questions or problems you may incur(but I am not one of them).:)
 

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Welcome and dittos to what the others have said. Went to the range again yesterday. Had a blast. With many negative posts this trip was to seal the deal that this was going to be my #1 EDC. 12 mags. 6 and 8 rnd mags. 82 rounds rapid fire one after another....PERFECT!!!!! After about 500 rounds 3 FTF early on I am looking back I am confident they were the result of shooter error and not my Solo STS. All 124 gr Blazer Brass FMJ and Federal 135 gr Hydra Shock Hollow points.
BIGGEST RECOMMENDATION Make sure you catch the little spring with your slide release when reassembling your pistol. After assembly I always push up on the slide release and see if it comes back to place to assure I have assembled it properly. Otherwise you will have all kinds of problems. It is the biggest error in reassembing. Also check your grip screws before and after shooting. The seem to have a tendency to loosen sometimes on mine.

Read the manual check the videos and you should be fine. Let us know. And have fun shootingl
 

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I have owned and loved 1911's for years and have been thinking about adding the Solo to my collection. Well today I finally got one, it is the two tone model.
I know that with all my other 1911's before heading to the range I would field strip it and give it a good cleaning and oil it. I plan to do the same to my
Solo before shooting it.
It there anything extra that I need to do before heading to the range? Also, is there any certain ammo that just doesn't seem to like the Solo?

I'm really looking forward to see what this little guy can do.
Congrats on your new Solo, Listen to what Oreste said about that spring on reassembly and load and let your mags set a couple weeks to set the springs.
I use 124 grain as my standard and have two Solo's that shoot anything so far.
 
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Welcome from Ohio and congratulations on your new Solo. Be safe.
 

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Welcome from the PNW. Congrats on the new Solo STS. Glad to hear that it is performing well for you.

My STS seems to do best in terms of accuracy with Hornaday Custom 124 gr. JHP. Have not experienced any feed or eject problems at all. Use quality ammo as recommended in the Owner's Manual and be sure use a firm hold and locked wrists.

Enjoy the little beauty and shoot safely.

Nice job on the holster!
 

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Thanks everyone for the advise. I think I'm really going to like this little pistol. I even made me a holster for it.

You made that holster? That's beautiful. Where's your web page?:)
 
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Great work on the holster, is it just a hobby or do you make them to sell?
 
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Just looked at your pictures on Facebook. You make some beautiful stuff!
 

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I do this mostly as a hobby and it helps support my 1911 addiction. LOL
Here is a link to my Web page but it is not very up to date, I'm working on getting a better website setup. K-M-Handguns
I also have a Facebook page that shows many of my holsters. https://facebook.com/kggunholsters
Wow!! Just some beautiful work. I will have to touch base on my Solo one day!!
 
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