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    Should I do anything before shooting a brand new gun?

    I have a new Springfield xd subcompact 9mm. Should it be ready to go out of the box or Do I need to oil it or do anything else before I can use it for the first time?

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    I always run a patch with some rem oil or hoppes through the bore to get the packing grease out.
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    Yeah minimum run a patch through it. Those xd pistols are pretty rugged.

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    Very light cleaning, make certain no obstructions, cycles appropriately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pawncop View Post
    Very light cleaning, make certain no obstructions, cycles appropriately.

    What he said.
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    I just wipe everything down and oil the gun

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    I like to field strip inspect and clean mine. Makes me happy

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    I NEVER fire a new gun without taking apart, cleaning it, and lubing it.

    Not long ago I saw a guy at the shooting range with a rifle to which he had gotten a muzzle break professionally installed. By sheer luck, he couldn't get his first round to chamber, so he pulled the bolt and inspected it. The "pro" who did the muzzle break job never cleaned the metal shavings from threading the barrel out of the inside of the barrel! Had one of those shavings not fallen into the breach, there could have been a serious Kaboom!

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    [waggish]Buy some ammo?[/waggish]

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    With a brand new out of the box weapon, you should always do a basic field strip, cleaning, and lube before you fire it.

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