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    The following is from a former fire arms expert and really basic information which everyone should follow:

    User-Level Pistol Maintenance:

    Reputable pistol manufactures all recommend, at the user-level, regular
    field-stripping, cleaning/lubricating, and inspection of parts for excessive
    wear and breakage.

    However, the only part all manufacturers suggest be regularly replaced,
    regardless of outward appearance, is the recoil spring or spring-assembly.
    Most say recoil-springs need replacing at 3,500 rounds. On Gen4 pistols,
    Glock now sets the replacement number at 5,000 rounds.

    The five biggest issues I've seen with student pistols are:

    1) Complete neglect
    2) Insufficient lubrication
    3) Over-lubrication (particularly of the firing-pin/striker channel)
    4) Amateur gunsmithing
    5) Replacement of factory parts with after-market parts

    In addition, serious pistols, that see any use at all, will require
    armorer-level maintenance at least once per year. An armorer will
    detain-dissemble the pistol, clean/lubricate, and inspect/replace parts as necessary.
    When your pistol comes back from the armorer, it will be certified as "
    serviceable and within factory specifications," a valuable endorsement when the
    pistol is subsequently involved in a shooting incident.

    With moderate, even substantial, use, and only reasonable care (let alone
    meticulous, or even good care), your Glock, XD, M&P, SIG, Kahr, CX4, et al
    will run reliably, well in excess of the average human lifetime!

    For serious protection, one needs a serious pistol that is well-maintained
    and always ready to run.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hcrtex View Post
    The following is from a former fire arms expert and really basic information which everyone should follow:

    User-Level Pistol Maintenance:

    Reputable pistol manufactures all recommend, at the user-level, regular
    field-stripping, cleaning/lubricating, and inspection of parts for excessive
    wear and breakage.

    However, the only part all manufacturers suggest be regularly replaced,
    regardless of outward appearance, is the recoil spring or spring-assembly.
    Most say recoil-springs need replacing at 3,500 rounds. On Gen4 pistols,
    Glock now sets the replacement number at 5,000 rounds.

    The five biggest issues I've seen with student pistols are:

    1) Complete neglect
    2) Insufficient lubrication
    3) Over-lubrication (particularly of the firing-pin/striker channel)
    4) Amateur gunsmithing
    5) Replacement of factory parts with after-market parts

    In addition, serious pistols, that see any use at all, will require
    armorer-level maintenance at least once per year. An armorer will
    detain-dissemble the pistol, clean/lubricate, and inspect/replace parts as necessary.
    When your pistol comes back from the armorer, it will be certified as "
    serviceable and within factory specifications," a valuable endorsement when the
    pistol is subsequently involved in a shooting incident.

    With moderate, even substantial, use, and only reasonable care (let alone
    meticulous, or even good care), your Glock, XD, M&P, SIG, Kahr, CX4, et al
    will run reliably, well in excess of the average human lifetime!

    For serious protection, one needs a serious pistol that is well-maintained
    and always ready to run.
    Actually we need to do this things.To do appropriate way regarding with gun collections!

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    I must ask a question here.

    How does a person become a "former" expert? I am an expert in five areas and have testified in courts across the south many, many times as such. How would I become a former expert? Does that mean the person forgot all he knew?

    No offense, just wondered about the wording?
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    A 9mm might expand but a .45acp never shrinks.

    "The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

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    I thought that's what an "ex-spurt" was - an old drip under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    I thought that's what an "ex-spurt" was - an old drip under pressure.
    Ex means has been. Spurt is a sudden burst.

    Many people have no clue as to what it takes to be legally qualified as an expert. The longest trial I was ever in had me on the stand for nine straight days at 9-10 hrs daily. The first two of those days, I was on the stand giving my education, experience, professional associations, training. past court cases and answering questions from both sides on theoretical issues. An expert must have a narrow field of expertise. But no matter how good or bad one is, there is always one side in the court room that does not want him there.
    A 9mm might expand but a .45acp never shrinks.

    "The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living."

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