THE HAPPY DANCE!
...then I clean it.
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 ...
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 ;-)
THE HAPPY DANCE!
...then I clean it.
I usually just clean it. I do not do any fluffing. I don't want to mess with anything I don't know about
Start working on the excuse I'm going to lay on the accounting department (aka the wife)!
Oh man, Noobs. You cover it with spit so she can't make you take it back.
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.
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
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
Field strip - clean lightly - inspect - reassemble and Function check, then read the manual
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"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."
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.
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.
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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.
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I usually ooggle and ahhhh it for a while......
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