Clean my defective 709?

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    So my 709 is going back to "the mothership" Monday after my 100ish rounds thru it did not go well. (see other post). Anyhow. Should I rush home from vacation and try to get it cleaned before fed ex gets to the house, will it matter to them if I don't or third option: will they clean it there? Just curious for your thoughts.

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    I'm sure it makes no difference, but I always clean anything that I'm having someone else work on. I don't like it when I have to get dirty fixing someone else's problem, so I assume that whoever is fixing mine would prefer it to be clean.
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    I would clean it simply so they can't blame a dirty gun for the problem.

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    I should clean it; it does not take that long time to do it.
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    Did you thoroughly clean the gun before you shot it? I had a 24/7 OSS that had problems out to about 300 rounds. The grease was causing the malfunctions. I had to thoroughly clean it 3 times before it started to work properly.

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    I've sent firearms back to the shop a few times. Each time, I have sent the gun back clean. Generally speaking, the guns get cleaned coming off the range anyway, so the question of whether to clean them before shipping them back never comes up, with me.
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    Yes, normally it would have been cleaned immediately after the range, but this one time I tried to squeeze in a range trip before my vacation. I guess the poor performance just got me a little angry with Taurus and I guess I was feeling like I'd make them clean it to repay me.

    Ok. I'm being lazy. You're right. It'll only take a few minutes. Thanks.

    And yes. I cleaned it first, one time as good as I could. See, I bought it used, and the previous owner obviously didn't clean it, before or after his range trip! It still had the factory grease in it!

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    It has not been shot enough! It broke when new - I would expect them to clean it, fix it and appologize (don't hold your breath). Glad it broke on the range not the street.
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    Technically it was used, therfore I've got no idea of round count. I don't think I could have shot any more and not been at risk of throwing the darn thing. I was very frustrated by that point.

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    And oh, since I've not got my carry permit yet, I'm in no hurry. I will send it back ten times! And THEN I'll still wait until after all that, and THEN put several hundred PERFECT rounds down range before I stick it in a holster!

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