I kinda got a kick out of that.
Do we KNOW which firearms are always test fired at the factory before shipping? In the "olden days" I know that both S&W and Colt did so; and that was considered an important job reserved for very experienced employees (who probably ended up with hearing problems). The most recent S&W 442 I recently purchased did not have a fired target in the box.
One German Walther PPK I bought new many years ago had the fired target in the factory box.
A Remington 40X target rifle also came with a fired target, to show the grouping capability (reliability wasn't the issue).
I know Baer still does, even though this article is from 2003, he still test fires every pistol as far as I know (according to his largest distributor).A visit to Les Baer CustomQuote:
The demand is much too heavy for Les Baer himself to build guns anymore, but he personally test-fires each and every one -- sometimes as much as 100 rounds.
Good point! :wink:
I agree with the OP; the gun should function when new. Sure, it's perfomance may improve with use (trigger and controls smoother, etc.), but it should function correctly. I'd give any new firearm one box of ammo to clear its throat, so to speak. Then it if didn't function right, it's going to get fixed or replaced.
All of my carry gun's are NIB, as I do not buy any used guns, that I will use for CC & SD at all, first I field strip any new gun & clean & relube them & then fire any where from 200-300 rds through them to break them in according to MFG. suggestion, & this always work's great with any new gun , that I own.
All of my SIG's and Ruger's have preformed well right out of the box (most of the time with out even cleaning them). :danceban:
Now has the trigger improved over time? Yes, but they worked as they where built to do. :smile:
Yes, anything made by man can fail..... But I have been happy with what I own.
I have never bought but one gun that did not perform right out of the box and it was a Taurus revolver......surprise, surprise, surprise.....
I agree with you and that's why I often think of going back to a revolver for its dependability.