New gun break in...how do you do yours?

New gun break in...how do you do yours?

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    New gun break in...how do you do yours?

    Just curious to see how my fellow enthusiasts prep a brand new gun prior to putting first rounds down range.

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    i clean it

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    Clean it thoroughly of all the factory goup they put in it, lightly lube it according to specs. Rack the slide a few hundred times and dry fire the trigger as long as it's safe to do so. Blow through the first 50 or 100 rounds through to check reliability (not accuracy) then reclean and lube.

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    For 1911's it's a full detail strip. All parts inspected and fit checked. Reassemble, rack the slide many many times, dry fire a bit and detail strip again to see contact points (if any are visible).

    Then I just fondle it
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    I clean it and then I shoot it!


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    Clean it thoroughly, head to the range...clean it again!
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    I buy it, take it to the range, and shoot it. I've yet to clean the Glock I got for christmas.

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    I read the manual.
    I clean the gun.
    All my guns get a Militec1 treatment complete with a hairdryer.
    Shoot til I smile.
    Clean and lube.
    Fondle, hold, carress, fondle some more.
    Put in the safe until next time.

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    unless it is a gun that I already have one of the model, I'll read the manual, then clean it. After that I'll get a feel for ther trigger using snap caps. After that it's a trip to the range.
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    Good point deadguy, I forgot the add the fondling, there are copious amounts of this during the first week. It won't function correctly without a few hours of caressing and love. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyIdaho View Post
    Good point deadguy, I forgot the add the fondling, there are copious amounts of this during the first week. It won't function correctly without a few hours of caressing and love. Haha

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    Strip, inspect, clean, lube, shoot at least 250 rounds of FMJ, then switch to HP's. Clean and lube. Plenty of dry fire practice to get used to the trigger, mag changes etc.

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    Read the manual.Take pics.Put on facebook.lol.Strip and clean it.I make sure I understand the gun before I head to the range.Start picking the best ammo for it.Shoot it every friday.Keep it simple.
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    Kick the wife out of bed for one night and sleep with her. Tell her what she means to me. Wake up together, then try to make up with the wife.
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    Centerfire rifles get some special love... shoot a few, swab the bore, shoot a few more, swab the bore - that kind of thing (abbreviated here).

    Handguns and rimfires get cleaned and shot. Defensive handguns are additionally checked for function with the ammo that will be carried.
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