Should I do anything before shooting a brand new gun?

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  1. ag1052

    ag1052 Member

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    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?
     


  2. Koinonia

    Koinonia Well-Known

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    I always run a patch with some rem oil or hoppes through the bore to get the packing grease out.
     
  3. itchin

    itchin TGT Addict

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    Yeah minimum run a patch through it. Those xd pistols are pretty rugged.
     
  4. pawncop

    pawncop Active Member

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    Very light cleaning, make certain no obstructions, cycles appropriately.
     
  5. Sugar Land

    Sugar Land TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    What he said.
     
  6. T-FAST

    T-FAST Well-Known

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    I just wipe everything down and oil the gun
     
  7. DonnieR

    DonnieR New Member

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    I like to field strip inspect and clean mine. Makes me happy :)
     
  8. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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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!
     
  9. flashguy

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    [waggish]Buy some ammo?[/waggish] :green:

    flashguy
     
  10. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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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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