According to my dealer, a 1911 Kimber requires about 1000 rounds through it to be smooth and functioning. I personally think it is crazy to pay a premium for a Kimber and have to shoot 1000 rounds of ammo... just stooopid to me...
I also have a break in procedure for them. I know several people in the firearms manufacturing industry and I see what they have to deal with in the warranty departments and how to avoid an issue.
Even my revolvers seem to work better after a few hundred rounds thru them.
When I first purchased my sr40c the slide was very difficult to rack, the more I shoot it the easier it is. Is this not a break in time?
I don't know. Maybe it's just me, but I never realized much difference from the first time I shot my guns to after 1000's of rounds.My Semi auto hand guns shot the same then and now after 1000's of rounds. Same with my rifles too. All were accurate right out from the box. First time I took my savage 93R17 17 hmr to the range, i shot dime size groups at 100 yards (after having her sighted in). After so many years, it still shoots the same. I'm just lucky? haha.
The generally do. However most of us cannot or choose not to pay the extra money required to make one of those quality firearms. Just think of the extra money it costs the company to hand fit and polish each part to ensure that high quality.Quote:
Originally Posted by _Hawkeye_
But I believe a quality weapon fucntions day one.
I have one hand finished firearm. Its so much better quality than an off the rack model that its hard to describe. It also cost me three times what the off the shelf mass produced model did.
No. None of the brands I own needed any. They work perfectly out of the box.
Sig Sauer recommends a 'breakin', but I suspect that is the lawyers talking in case of a malfunction. I fired over 300 rounds through my wife's P238 using various brands and types of ammo without a single malfunction of any kind.
I have bought two guns new. A Taurus PT845, and my current Springfield XDM. Both of them I expected to perform out of the box and I believe in a 'break-in' period for guns. Some of it being me getting use to the new weapon and its features and how it handles. And secondly all the moving parts. I believe both my Taurus and I know my Springfield manual calls for a break in period.
Like others when I buy something I expect it to work the way it is supposed to right out of the box. With that being said I have no problem with taking a new gun to the range and dumping 50 or so rounds through it to make sure all is right with the world but if someone tells me I have to shoot 1000 rounds and expect malfunctions during that time I will simply purchase something else.
Now I fully understand and accept that a particular gun may not like a certain load or magazine but to purchase a new gun and immediately have to go out and buy a new mag or aftermarket part to make it work is unacceptable. If one manufacture can make something that works why can't they.