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Old 02-14-2002, 04:39 PM
mr. pitiful mr. pitiful is offline
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proper break in procedure

It has been so long sinceI have had to break in a new pistol, and was courious how everyone else does it other than dissassemble and clean the gun before you shoot it.


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Old 02-14-2002, 05:22 PM
gm45 gm45 is offline
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Disassemble, clean, lube, shoot. Repeat as you deem necessary (I go 100-rds, 200-rds, and "who keeps count" after that), and as often as necessary to maintain the on your face.
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Old 02-14-2002, 05:39 PM
Orion Orion is offline
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Every gun I intend to protect myself with gets no less than 400 consecutive failure free rounds before I trust it. As for my safe queens? I just shoot them until they function well and everything moves freely.

Then, I have a coupla guns that will never be broken in while I'm alive.
It was like this when I got here.
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Old 02-14-2002, 06:21 PM
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I just lube them, then shoot a couple hundred rounds to test function. Unless it's a tightly-fitted match gun there really isn't much breaking in to be done.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1946 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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