What is the first thing you do after buying a new pistol?

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    Read the book....usually skipping over the manufacturers CYA section, dry fire it a few times, tear it down, clean and properly lube it, re-assemble it, load the mags and shoot the living crap out of it till I can use if proficiently.

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    Like some, I'll read the manual. Check out a YouTube video or two to get a visual for the general break down & lube. Give 'er a cleaning & a minor lube, & off to the range!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdridley View Post
    Read the book....usually skipping over the manufacturers CYA section, dry fire it a few times, tear it down, clean and properly lube it, re-assemble it, load the mags and shoot the living crap out of it till I can use if proficiently.
    Me too, in this same order.
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    well for me by the time i get it ive already seen every youtube video about the gun so i just tear it down and clean/oil. reassemble,dry fire and then put 100-200 rds thru it. then repeat.
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    Fondle it!
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    Fondle first! You gotta show it some love! Then breakdown, clean, and lube. Then it's off to the range.
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    Strip, clean, and lube.

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    Photo-shoot, read manual, clean weapon, glamour photo-shoot, range, photo-shoot. In that specific order.

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    1) Read/review the manual
    2) Disassemble, clean thoroughly
    3) Take a piece of medical gauze and run it across the polished surfaces - feed ramp etc and de burr
    4) Reassemble
    5) Dry fire 15 or 20 times
    6) Go to range and run a few rounds of range ammo and SD ammo of different manufacturers
    7) Start a dope book on the gun
    8) Repeat 1,2,3 and 4
    9) Take it to the range several times and run at least 200 rounds through it before I even consider carry or active use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Believe it or not, I read the manual. Then I clean it. Then I disassemble and re-assemble it until I can do it with my eyes closed. Finally, before I take it to the range, I dry fire it a couple of hundred times to learn the trigger.
    But I am a little retentive. Do what works for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamSean View Post
    The first thing I do when I get it home is totally disassemble it, clean very well, polish all contacting parts like the trigger sear, and de-burr any sharp edges. In addition to this, I usually do the standard fluff and buff on the slide. After all this is completed, then it goes to the range for some action. Fun stuff
    Pretty much ^^^This^^^

    I always read the manual and familiarize myself with the gun. Field strip and clean dry fire for a while (pending weapon). Complete tear down, polish (feed ramp ect.), and a fluff and buff on all trigger mating surfaces and such, reassemble and head out back with plenty of ammo.
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    Photoshoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    ^^^^^^^^ Works for nearly all but the Ruger .22 pistol!
    OH BOY You are not kidding about this one.
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    Smuggle it into the house. Read the manual. Rip and strip, clean and lube. Reassemble. Assess how I should carry it, and then order holster, mag pouch, and a few spare mags.

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    I usually field strip it,check all the parts, then clean and lube followed by a trip to the range to shoot the snot out of it. Then do it all over again. An endless cycle...But it`s FUN!!!!.

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    1. Read the break-down & care instructions (just in case the new gun has something different).
    2. Break-down and clean
    3. Get used to controls.
    4. Practice a bit with snap-caps.
    5. Take to range for break-in.

    I don't take apart the gun for polishing, buffing, de-burring because I am just not good with small parts. Once, I fully took apart one of my AKs and it took FOREVER to get it back together and in working condition. My fat fingers, poor eyesight and all-around lack of skill means that I let the professionals do such things if required.

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