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

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    Crazy I do all my research prior to purchasing the gun go online dig up every bit I can. Check out owners manual online and then if an auto strip clean and lube. Revolver i usaully lube and then shoot. Then strip-clean-lube. Sounds like a perverts dream!

    Then I shoot at least 200-300 rounds strip clean and lube and carry it.

    Then shoot them all once per week right off the back deck into the bullet trap target holder.


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    I make love to it then 10 seconds later when I'm done I light up a cigarette!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowercase View Post
    I take it in to the kitchen and start cleaning it.

    When the wife walks in, I look at it while slowly shaking my head and say:

    "This poor old gun, I hardly ever take it out of the safe to shoot anymore."

    Then I take it to the range.
    That is funny! I actually did the same thing when I bought my Ruger 22-45. How does that saying go?.."what happens at the gun store stays at the gun store"

    I always strip clean and dry fire the heck out of it to get acquainted to the trigger....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooga View Post
    If it's a Glock, I take it straight to the range. And run a couple hundred through it because my show and my range are close.
    This ;)

    I'm lucky if I clean my Glocks every 2000+ rds. New ones go straight to range, no cleaning.

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    Get off the packing gunk, lube, put in worthwhile sights, then dry fire a few hundred-1k.
    I collect ammo, not guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    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.
    I like your number 7, I thought I was the only guy to keep a book on his guns, I have a complete history of mine from shot #1 to present.
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    I follow the manufactures manual then I go to the range.
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    Ruger owners check our sister forum http://rugerpistolforums.com a great site to share and learn about your Ruger pistols.

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    I will go straight to the range and shoot 200 rounds out of the box to gauge on how finicky the gun might be (premonition of things to come)

    After all, I'll do the 2000 round challenge after cleaning it.

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    First off I take it out of the box and drool all over it, then I wipe the drool off and drool all over it again. Then after that I will tear it all apart and give it a good cleaning. Then it's off to the range for fun.

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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.
    Pretty much the same thing here. I read the manual. I strip and clean it good. I dry fire it, with snap caps in the gun, never dry fire without snap caps. then to the range.


    Quote Originally Posted by lowercase View Post
    I take it in to the kitchen and start cleaning it.

    When the wife walks in, I look at it while slowly shaking my head and say:

    "This poor old gun, I hardly ever take it out of the safe to shoot anymore."

    Then I take it to the range.
    Man, if only that would work for me. considering my wife is as much a gun enthusiast as I am, and intimately knows what we have in the safe, she'd just laugh at me and want to know why I didn't buy her one too as long as I was breaking the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    I like your number 7, I thought I was the only guy to keep a book on his guns, I have a complete history of mine from shot #1 to present.
    Please explain more.

    I document these things each shooting trip.

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    Brand of ammo
    Bullet weight
    Any failures
    Failure types
    Total # of shots fired
    Total # of failures
    Percentage if failures
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    bring it home, clean it, and put it in the safe.....and start researching my next gun acquisition. Its a disease with no known cure.
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    Yes go to the range and shoot it, then shoot another 1000 rounds thru it if it is a carry gun. No malfunctions at all,,then clean it and go back to the range and shoot it again to make sure it will fire after cleaning.
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    I research what I want, I buy it, walk over to the range side of the store, shoot 100 to 200 rounds, go home and clean it.

    Oh, and act like there is nothing NEW...

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