How many rounds?

How many rounds?

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    How many rounds?

    How many rounds do you shoot through a new gun before you trust it as a carry weapon?
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    I only shoot a couple hundred FMJ. Try to shoot 100 carry rounds. Occasionally only fifty of the carry ammo.

    I don't have a ton of money to run hundreds of hollowpoints. Just enough to see they work.

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    I am with the above post completely. I try to shoot as many rounds (fmj and jhp) as I can afford, but the number of rounds often ends up being just like Zeppelin said before I START carrying a handgun.

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    Im also with the above posters.
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    Normally its ± 100 rounds of the SD loads I carry, however with the replacement PPS I received from Walther/S & W I ran 200 of SGD and 200 of Ranger T-Series. Again this was a replacement and the original had FTF issues with any JHP so I didn't trust the weapon design. As a note the original PPS ran FMJ without any problems, it is normally the JHP that will hang in a PPS. That was an expensive break-in! With my others the break-in was as little as 50 rounds before I would carry.
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    i run at least 200 fmj and a box of the rounds i choose to carry with that gun
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    My Glocks rocked and rolled right out of the box! With that being said, I always try to have a minimum of five training magazines and three carry magazines for each of my Glocks. I run a full mag of FMJ and JHP through each mag to insure the mag/Glock function as a team. I put my life in the hands of my Glocks and do not doubt for one minute that they will go BANG! JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by onacoma View Post
    Normally its ± 100 rounds of the SD loads I carry, however with the replacement PPS I received from Walther/S & W I ran 200 of SGD and 200 of Ranger T-Series. Again this was a replacement and the original had FTF issues with any JHP so I didn't trust the weapon design. As a note the original PPS ran FMJ without any problems, it is normally the JHP that will hang in a PPS. That was an expensive break-in! With my others the break-in was as little as 50 rounds before I would carry.
    Bought my PPK/s in November had to send it back because of multiple failures.

    I won't carry it 'til I can put aleast 100 rounds of what I'll carry without a failure of any kind. I haven't reached that point yet :(
    A shame too because when it does fire, it's beautiful.

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    For the most part 300 however I have had tight steel framed 1911's that went over 800 before I trusted 'em.

    Seems to me the all steel guns that's carbon steel or stainless steel always take longer to break in.

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    Since I am required to qualify with any weapon I carry...I shoot as many rounds as I need to get comfortable with it from any carry position I use. Minimum about 100-200 rds but not necessarily all in one range day. I also want to break it down before the first shoot and after subsequent shoots. For me it's not about breaking in or checking reliability...although that is a good thing...it's about getting it out on target with mag changes.

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    For me, I fire a few mags through a new gun, and if it fires them without a hitch, I clean it up and carry it.if a gun has issues, it will show up in the first few few mags.
    Any auto is going to hiccup every once in a while. To say you need x amount to deem it reliable is nothing more than playing the odds for self satisfaction.
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    I'll run 50-100 rounds of FMJ and 25-50 rounds of carry ammo. The only problems I've ever encountered were a 1911 that would not feed JHP. SA fixed it so it functioned with any JHP I choose to try. The other was my CW45, which turned out to be a ammo issue and not a gun issue.
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    With semi-automatics 300, then another hundred of my proposed self-defense round.

    With revolvers 150. Revolvers either work or they don't work, their functioning is not ammunition dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgable50 View Post
    i run at least 200 fmj and a box of the rounds i choose to carry with that gun
    +1...I also throw in a box or two of cheap crap to see how my weapon reacts. Darn little M&P 40C has about 1000 rounds through it and has never had a hiccup of any kind. Only the second one I've ever had that had those results.

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