The gun industry has been a buzz ever since last SHOT Show, when Aero Precision announced that they were in development of a bolt action rifle. They announced the Solus bolt action rifle alongside of their release of the LAHR suppressor. Both were innovative and a change from the typical quality AR-15 type rifles that they are famous for. We were excited to get our hands on one. The Solus is built from a Remington 700 type action and is modular by design. The end user cam buy just the action, a barreled action, or can purchase the complete rifle. It is chambered in either 6.5 Creedmoor or in 308. We were sent the competition model that is chambered in 6.5. Upon opening the box for the first time we were impressed with the quality and the attention to detail. This model is built in their own chassis that is well balanced and offers great features. It accepts Pmags and has a heavy 22” barrel that is threaded at the tip. This will allow us to add the LAHR can once our background check is approved by the ATF
We have a long, storied relationship and partnership with the team at Aero Precision. They have been a partner since 2019 and we are very fortunate to have their support. It is a great honor to be able to represent such an iconic brand. In every class we showcase one of their custom semi automatic rifles. Once we have this Solus rifle set up, we will be adding this one as well to our Kids Firearm Safety 1 classes. We will be demoing the bolt action rifle to the families. It is our goal to showcase high quality American made products made by a company that feels like part of our family. The goal is to present 100% factual information in our classes to help educate and reset information that might be not necessarily accurate because of the media type that learn from. This could be from their friends, social media, the mainstream media, or video games. You would be surprised how many young kids that get all of their knowledge on weapons systems from video games. While they try to be relatively accurate but, they are far from a “trusted resource.” We take great pride in being a trusted resource for the families, it is an incredible honor.
I originally got my hands on a the Solus at SHOT Show back in 2022. It was there first venture into the bolt gun game. They also were launching their first suppressors at the same event. At an after party at a local range I had the great honor of demoing their cans on some of their rifles. They were still in the testing phase but they were well on their way to having them ready to be released soon after SHOT. It was a complete system that was well thought out and had great attention to detail. Fast forward to April of this year, I had the pleasure of visiting their new factory that they just finished in Lakewood, Washington. I originally visited in the very beginning stages of their move from Tacoma. Their factory was up and running, it is always fun to watch the robots work. There is so much technology that is used to develop a quality finished product. One of the highlights was the range! At their factory they have a 100 yard range for product testing and quality control. I was able to get behind a suppressed Solus rifle. At 100 yards I put together a group that measured 5 shots at .47 inches. I was impressed. Every round went exactly where I put it and with quality ammunition the rifle is easily a sub MOA rifle. MOA stands for minute of angle, it is a unit of measurement used to gauge accuracy among other things.
We are currently in the process of putting together the final package of what our new Solus looks like. When we start with a quality product then add quality accessories to it, we have an effective teaching tool that we can be proud of to show off to the families. We look forward to getting it all set up and doing some product reviews for our Youtube channel, which has over 136,000 subscribers now. We are so thankful for the continued support from our friends at Aero Precision. We look forward to the future, together, dedicated to protecting the next generation. Stay tuned for future content with the Aero Precision Solus bolt action rifle.
Until next time. Be safe!