Testing carry ammo...new gun?
This is a discussion on Testing carry ammo...new gun? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I think it is everyones common practice to run through 100-200 rounds of carry ammo as a test before they trust carrying it on a ...
November 18th, 2006 02:23 PM
testing carry ammo...new gun?
I think it is everyones common practice to run through 100-200 rounds of carry ammo as a test before they trust carrying it on a daily basis. I currently carry a Glock 19 and will be looking to add a 26 to my collection. My question: other people who have the same make of gun and the same caliber, whether it be sig, glock, s&w,9mm, .40 or .45 etc...do you run another test of carry ammo through it to feel comfortable with it? To be 100% sure I think I would but just wondering what is common practice for the rest of you guys?
November 18th, 2006 02:23 PM
November 18th, 2006 02:41 PM
November 18th, 2006 04:19 PM
You have to shoot any new gun or ammo to be sure it will function in each gun/ammo match up
November 19th, 2006 02:51 AM
On a simular note, people are suprised when they ask me how many rounds of carry ammo they should put through their carry gun. I tell them to put 100 rounds through to make sure it works and they look at me like I have lobsters growing from my ears. The most common reply I hear is "but it's so expensive", to which I reply "Yes, but so is insurance."
November 19th, 2006 03:15 AM
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November 19th, 2006 04:02 AM
I agree with what everyone else says... 100-200 rounds in MOST guns, but I'd trust 20-50 in a glock(and I don't even like them).
November 19th, 2006 04:22 AM
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November 19th, 2006 05:33 AM
If you are worry about jam ups in your Glock, I have a G17 and never had a jam in it. No matter what ammo I have put in it. A lot of semi auto will jam with certain hollow points and lot of semi auto's will never jam. Look at the Cor Bon Power Point line of ammo. It looks like round nose but suppose to work like hollow points.
November 19th, 2006 09:32 AM
I test each and every gun. Even the best of makers can have a bad gun come thru. Besides, shooting is fun.
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November 19th, 2006 10:08 AM
November 19th, 2006 10:22 AM
Each and every gun can be different regarding feeding of a particular round. Although Glocks almost always feed everything, it's still worth the ammo and range time to check the gun/ammo compatibility and familiarize yourself with a different size grip/sight radius/trigger, etc. I take every new gun to the range (including Glocks), and I test each new kind of ammo I decide to carry. That's aside from regular range time and practice.
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November 19th, 2006 10:23 AM
Seems there is a trend here, and I agree 100%. Any manufacturer can make a lemon occasionally (I've heard stories of bad Glocks, HKs, Sigs, etc), and even though it's not the norm, I can't think of a worse time to find out that the one you purchased happens to be a lemon than when you are relying on it to defend your life.
I always cringe when I hear someone at a gun shop talk about the gun they have at home for defense that they've owned for __ years and have never shot or shoot once a year.
November 19th, 2006 11:12 AM
Every New Gun...
gets a good cleaning first...then, within a few days, a trip to the range for a meal of 200-400 rounds of whatever I am going to CARRY. If I have problems (rarely) they are addressed immediately (either a fix, or a trade).
My life is worth more than a few $$$ for a good gun and great ammo. If it 'stutters', it takes a walk!
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November 19th, 2006 11:40 AM
I'm of the opinion that obvious physical defects can be cleaned out with the normal 100-200 rounds, but that surety doesn't come until much later. For me, for a carry pistol that I'm betting my life on, I put through 1000rds minimum error-free (or, at least clearly explained). After that, I'm sure of the inherent reliability of the pistol. After that, I know it can be polished, adjusted, tested with different rounds, etc. Until then, not sure. Expensive, yes, but so is dying.
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November 19th, 2006 02:26 PM
Yes, testing every gun is my practice but I was just wondering if you guys did the same or if I was out on the lake alone, but I guess I have plently of company in that aspect.
And No I am not worried about my glock jamming up...rolled past four thousand rounds yesterday and never had a jam, FTF etc.
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