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

This is a discussion on What is the first thing you do after buying a new pistol? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have noticed I have developed a ritual when I buy a new gun. The first thing I do when I get it home is ...

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49
Like Tree20Likes

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

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array AdamSean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Posts
    649

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

    I have noticed I have developed a ritual when I buy a new gun. 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. I have found this smooths up the trigger and eliminates the rough creep on it. It tends to break more crisp. All this I believe aids in accuracy and function.

    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.

    I just bought a new Ruger SR9c and did all this. Range trip on Wednesday ;-)

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Senior Member Array ks kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    US
    Posts
    551
    THE HAPPY DANCE!

    ...then I clean it.
    ace587 likes this.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array zeppelin03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakewood, OH
    Posts
    884
    I usually just clean it. I do not do any fluffing. I don't want to mess with anything I don't know about
    Rhcmlc likes this.

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array TX expat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    3,738
    Start working on the excuse I'm going to lay on the accounting department (aka the wife)!
    Go99 and Charles07 like this.

  6. #5
    Member Array Speculator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    223
    Oh man, Noobs. You cover it with spit so she can't make you take it back.
    TN_Mike and mkh like this.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array RoadRunner71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,350
    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.
    JDE101, OldVet, Tzadik and 2 others like this.
    "Mind own business"
    "Always cut cards"

  8. #7
    Member Array gunguy82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    in hiding
    Posts
    126
    Hide from the wife for a couple days oil it and shoot it
    And so when man and horse go down beneath a saber keen, or in a roaring charge of fierce melee you stop a bullet clean, and the hostiles come to get your scalp, just empty your canteen, put your pistol to your head and go to Fiddlers green. U.S Army Cavalry

  9. #8
    Member Array 82d DIVARTY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Start working on the excuse I'm going to lay on the accounting department (aka the wife)!
    ^^^^^This is what I was thinking.^^^^^^^ Never thought of the spit thing, have to give it a try.

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member Array AKsrule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,387
    Field strip - clean lightly - inspect - reassemble and Function check, then read the manual
    boomer1 likes this.
    -------
    -SIG , it's What's for Dinner-

    know your rights!
    http://www.handgunlaw.us

    "If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
    {Bernhard Goetz}

  11. #10
    Member Array lowercase's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    416
    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.

  12. #11
    Member Array dooga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    115
    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.
    NYCrulesU likes this.
    Gen 1 G17, Gen 3 G23, Gen 4 G26, 870P, MkIII 678, 10/22 Carbine

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    16,266
    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.
    That^^
    I'm not so much into doing things with my eyes closed, except sleep.
    Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  14. #13
    Distinguished Member Array Fitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    So. Central PA
    Posts
    1,794
    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.
    You are not alone. I do the exact same thing.

    Twice during that process with handguns I've found defects in the gun that needed to be fixed before it was fired. One was a Ruger Single Six Hunter model (cylinders and frame had mismatched serial numbers and the barrel had significant tool chatter damage), the other was a Taurus PT1911 which had a barrel that looked like an asphalt parking lot in the bore.

    I've even gone so far as to make up dummy rounds (bullet and brass, no powder or primer) to practice with in semi-autos, and for speed loader practice with revolvers. When my wife bought her P238 I made her a magazine full of dummy rounds to practice with till the handling of it was second nature.

    Fitch
    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety), by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” by H. L. Mencken

  15. #14
    Member Array JerryMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    397
    I usually ooggle and ahhhh it for a while......
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American GI. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

    I asked my stock broker the other day, what I should be investing in ....his reply, canned goods n ammo !!!

  16. #15
    Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    10,408
    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.
    ^^^^^^^^ Works for nearly all but the Ruger .22 pistol!
    Smitty
    NRA Endowment Member

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

first thing to do after buying a gun

,
first thing to do when you get a new gun
,
first thing to do with a new handgun
,
first thing to do with a new pistol
,
first thing to do with new gun
,
first thing to do with new pistol
,
what to do after buying gun
,

what to do to a new handgun

,
what to do when buying a new gun
,

what to do with a new handgun

,

what to do with a new pistol

,

what to do with new handgun

Click on a term to search for related topics.