Clean New Kahr Before First Shot?

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    Clean New Kahr Before First Shot?

    My new PM9 was oozing oil & lube, good thing it came in a ziplock bag. I read on the forum to clean before first use, so I did - terrible experience! It is now very clean using Gunzilla and I left a little smear where I think I should. Now that it's done, I'm thinking that Kahr may have left it all messy to aid the initial break-in shooting. So which is it? Those that had perfect shooting the first time - did you clean it first?

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    Yes

    The factory leaves it over oiled because they don't know how long it's going to be sitting.

    Always clean a new gun before firing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmanluke View Post
    Yes

    The factory leaves it over oiled because they don't know how long it's going to be sitting.

    Always clean a new gun before firing it.

    JMHO
    Truer words were never spoken.

    The packing oils are for undetermined shelf life. Breaking the gun down, lubing and reassembly also aid to make sure there were no existing problems before you take it to the range.

    Now take it out and shoot it like you stole it.

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    Have a range date with my son this Friday.

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    Like the others have said, always clean a new gun before shooting it. I call it my get-to-know-it time! - lol
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    I own three Kahrs (MK9, PM9 and P380). I thoroughly cleaned and lubricated every one before going to the range for initial break in. I also racked the slide about 100 times to hasten the break in. Not a single issue.

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