New Glock 19. Breakin?

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    New Glock 19. Breakin?

    After all my shooting experience I have never bought a new Semi Auto. Dunno why but just never did. Purchased a few new Revolvers though.

    Is there anything I need to do in order to break in this beauty I will pick up Monday?

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    Found info on it during a google search. Seems there is no standard way.

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    The general advice for semiautos (I'm a 1911 guy, not a Glock guy, so take it with a grain of salt) is to put 150-200 rounds of FMJ "ball" ammo through it (to take off the burrs and sharp edges on the feed ramp, etc...) and then run as much of your carry ammo as you can afford to through it

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    Give it a good lube and shoot 200 rds through it to see what it likes and how you like it, then you should be good to go.

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    Glocks are not like Kahrs. There is no factory recommended break in period. I never had a malfunction with any of my Glocks. I have and have had several Glocks: 19,26,17,23,27,30. I only put factory ammo through them: Federal, Speer, Winchester and they all performed well.

    For your first trip to the range I would buy 3 or 4 boxes of decent target ammo and have fun. 9mm shouldn't be hard on your hand.

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    Just be sure before the first range trip to give it a good cleaning and go light with the lube.
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    Break-in procedure for Glocks:

    1. Take pistol out of case
    2. Load mags
    3. Shoot
    4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until ammo is expended.
    5. Hose it down with brake-cleaner and lube (lightly) with Hi-temp bearing grease

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    cleaning

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    Yea, what some of the others have said, Glocks don't need a break in period really but do give it a good cleaning and lite lube, very lite! Then get some ammo and go shhot it A LOT!!! They like being shot. I have a 23 and 27 and I shoot wolf ammo out of them regularly for practice and I have never had any malfunction at all!

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    I say put enough rounds through it to build your confidence in the gun and then carry it. For what it's worth, I have never had a Glock require any break in period at all. That is the real way that Glock revolutionized the shooting industry; by selling a pistol that was actually ready to go right out of the box. A lot of folks seem to have forgotten that the majority of pistols available before that had to be broken in, tuned, etc. to be considered reliable. After the Glocks became more popular, it seems that a lot more effort was put into out of the box reliability from other gun manufacturers. Of course, this is only my opinion so take it for what it's worth. Enjoy shooting your new pistol!
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    Glock revolutionized the shooting industry; by selling a pistol that was actually ready to go right out of the box.
    Exactly! Make sure there is nothing in the barrel---forget cleaning and lubing it out of the box---the factory only fired it twice and cleaned it after they did and put the copper paste lube in the pistol where it belongs. Just shoot factory ammo in your new Glock pistol, and get used to that trigger pull, and the reset---make it a habit. Clean the pistol if /when you want to, but keep the slide rails lubed. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    Break-in procedure for Glocks:
    5. Hose it down with brake-cleaner and lube (lightly) with Hi-temp bearing grease
    Or, just throw it in the dishwasher!

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    Thanks for the replies. Will head to the range tomorrow. Hopefully. :)

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    Nothing written in stone for the Glock, but I think most of the comments are correct... clean and lubricate it... put a hundred or so rounds through it... clean and lubricate it again... load with carry ammo... oh ya, try to find a good holster you are comfortable with (that's always a whole new fun experience).
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    I never needed a break in period with my 19. I ran 300 rounds through it on the first range trip without even a cursory cleaning. Only two FTEs, both because I limp wristed the gun. No (non-operator) failures of any kind, although I've only shot around 1K rounds through it yet. After each and every range trip (100-200 rds) I clean the gun. Its a fantastic shooter. Good luck with yours.
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    You really just can't beat Glock for out of the box reliability. All you really need to do is load up one magazine and verify that it goes "Boom!", but that is just not very fun. It is a good idea to feed it a healthy diet of ammo, not only to reassure yourself of functionality, but to insure that you are familiar with operating the gun.

    Remember, the vast majority of FTE's and FTF's with Glocks are caused by a shooter's error rather than something wrong with the gun itself. It usually is caused by "limp wristing". If you are not familiar with that, do a search here and you should find plenty of postings about it.

    And finnally, I can't stess enough what everyone else here has said: GO LIGHT ON THE LUBE!!! 3 drops of oil is really all it takes (one on each rail, one on the barrell). Glocks really like to be ran pretty dry. If you overlube them, they can get pretty fouled up inside and make a mess. My G19 I bought used from a dealer trade. The guy who originally owned it didn't like it because it was getting slow and gummy in the action. I took it home and spend about an hour cleaning the sludge out of it. It looked like the previous owner used axel grease to lube it. It has ran great and never had a hiccup.

    Enjoy that Glock.
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