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Kermit911
July 23, 2005, 08:24 AM
When you buy a new gun, what is the first thing you do to it? Example: Clean it, break it down, shoot it, open a can of soda with it, etc...

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dakotasin
July 23, 2005, 08:27 AM
break it down and clean it.

MikeIsaj
July 23, 2005, 08:34 AM
I take it apart and clean it. Not that I think it will be dirty but, you don't know the condition of any weapon until you actually inspect it.

One exception was a used Sig P220 that I bought that was absolutly filthy. I fired 50 rds through it before cleaning. I wanted to test what I had been told about the reliability of a sig. It passed and I think it was actually cleaner after the 50 rounds.

Ransom
July 23, 2005, 08:51 AM
Another vote for break it down and clean it. A clean and oiled gun is a thing of beauty.

boofus
July 23, 2005, 09:02 AM
Definitely open it up and give it a good cleaning/lubing. Many new guns come with all kinds of goodies inside like metal shavings and dried up cakes of lubricant. My new Colt 1991A1 had some kind of orange stuff that looked like rust, but it cleaned up.

Kermit911
July 23, 2005, 09:03 AM
Cool, thanx guys

RevDisk
July 23, 2005, 09:14 AM
Usually I give it a mild cleaning, shoot a limited number of rounds, clean again. Firing the weapon will often make a few more goodies show up, like boofus said.

Wedge
July 23, 2005, 09:21 AM
Clean it

AirForceShooter
July 23, 2005, 10:02 AM
Fondle first, then clean and lube.
I won't make the anology to women.
Oh, I just did, sorry

AFS

bakert
July 23, 2005, 10:37 AM
Agree with AirForceShooter. Fondling very imprtant. Then clean, check everything and fondle some more.

xdoctor
July 23, 2005, 11:31 AM
I break every new gun down to its basic parts, clean and lube everything then spend about three hours figuring out how to put the darned thing back together.

Azrael256
July 23, 2005, 11:39 AM
then spend about three hours figuring out how to put the darned thing back together. Been there. Since then, I've discovered these things called manuals. I took the bolt apart on my K31, and after nearly removing three of my fingers and an eye, I decided to find the manual. It just went right together after that.

MSGT9410
July 23, 2005, 11:41 AM
Handle it a little and get a feel for it first, then strip it down and clean it up really good. Put it all back together, then off to the range (or the friendly neighbor's backyard which is pretty much a swamp with nothing but woodland behind it)!

RUBZERK
July 23, 2005, 12:00 PM
I fill out the warrenty card in the car & mail it on the way home.
when i get home I read the book & break it down.

Mr. Kook
July 23, 2005, 01:47 PM
Clean and lube. Fondle. Clean and lube again. Fondle some more. Fondle, fondle, fondle, go to range and shoot. Clean and lube. Fondle.......seeing a trend here?

Cesiumsponge
July 23, 2005, 02:35 PM
Look at it, break it down, learn it's internals and how it goes together, and clean it right up. Function test...and then shoot it. If I can't go shooting that very day, I'll probably break it down and assemble it a few more times :D

jefnvk
July 23, 2005, 02:44 PM
Most of my guns come with thisgrease I like to call cosmolene packed in there. They usually get at least a wipe down clean before I even buy it.

enfield303
July 23, 2005, 03:01 PM
Have we covered The Fondling?

MilsurpShooter
July 23, 2005, 03:22 PM
Buy rifle. Insert in car. Go home. Walk inside. Talk to mom and ask what I can do for her. Take her car and go to the grocery store, bank, buy her lunch or dinner. Vaccuum the floor, clean a little. Spring fact that I bought a new gun. Get yelled at for the next 15 minutes. Get told it's no big deal because I've helped around the house so much lately. Remove rifle from car, bring into basement and clean.

MountainPeak
July 24, 2005, 10:04 AM
Shoot it. I don't think I've ever made it all the way home to clean it first.

larry starling
July 24, 2005, 11:59 AM
Break it down, clean it lube it up good and go shoot it to make sure it works. and if your my friend clean it put it in your safe, were it will sit never to be seen again :p

chaim
July 24, 2005, 12:35 PM
I'm inpatient. If I buy it at a store with a range then I'll bring a cleaning cloth, brushes and Breakfree with me when I pick it up. I'll pick up the gun and take it to the range. While on the range I'll break it down and give it a quick going over with the cloth. I'll swab out the bore to be sure there isn't enough oil or some other obstruction that could cause an overpressure issue. Then I'll re-lube it with the Breakfree, put it back together and start shooting.

I'll only give it a thorough cleaning after shooting, unless I buy it at a shop without a range or if something doesn't quite seem right when I get the slide off at the range.

Of course, all the above assumes a semi-auto. If it is a revolver and there is a range at the store I'll look it over at the gun counter to be sure there is nothing to be concerned about, then I'll wipe down the exterior, swab out the barrel to be sure there isn't anything that will cause an overpressure issue and then get to shooting.

rick_reno
July 24, 2005, 12:50 PM
Shoot it.

Pietro Beretta
July 24, 2005, 12:51 PM
The only handgun that I have bought myself, was inspected, however not cleaned myslef before I fired it :eek:

After inspecting the chamber and barrel, it seemd like either the store had cleaned it, or it came clean with very light oil (not cosmoline, only on the outside of the barrel, and where the slide moves back and forth) like that from the factory. It evin came with the empty shell that was test fired at the plant, kinda neat.

However all of my rifles were cleand before I fired them, all of my rifles seemd to have come greased up and slightley dusty,dirty with metal shavings only in the 10/22.

(If the handgun would have looked like the rifles I have bought, then I would have cleand the handgun before fireing it. It just looked cleaned.)

Zaire
July 24, 2005, 01:23 PM
I usually hide it from the wife. Then when she goes to work and the kids aren't up yet I get it out and clean it and fondle it. The last 2 times my 5 year old son got up and caughtme. He mentioned it to my wife both times. I've tried to explain the rule of men to him but he just doesn't get it yet. :(

entropy
July 24, 2005, 07:17 PM
:p I hear ya, Zaire! My youngest son rats me out to his Mom erevry time. As long as my bills get paid, she just rolls her eyes.

22-rimfire
July 24, 2005, 08:47 PM
Zaire: Little boys are always mama's boys. I was with my "grandson" via marriage at a gun shop. Bought a gun and asked him to never tell his grandmother (my wife). I didn't really care that much, but I have to hand it to that kid... he did exactly what I asked and never mentioned it to either his mother or grandmother. Good Kid! He's learning!

Don't ya just hate it when the gun shop leaves a message on your home phone that your gun is in? Trouble.

First thing I do with a gun is make sure it is not loaded, then fondle it, fondle it some more, point it at TV (oops), and then clean it.

Souris
July 24, 2005, 10:02 PM
I don't fondle. I BOND :neener:
Take it home to clean and lube it. Then starts the hidden cost of a new firearm. Buy ammo. Buy holsters. Buy dies. Buy conversion kit. Slip off to the range every chance I get.


BTW, My Wife gets really annoyed when my favorite gun store sends me birthday cards :D

Pilgrim
July 24, 2005, 10:19 PM
Hold it close and croon, "My precious...."

Pilgrim

huaco
July 24, 2005, 10:23 PM
Take it apart and get familiar with it, blow it out with gunscrubber or brake cleaner, run a few patches through the barrel, hose it down with CLP, wipe it off, shoot it, clean it again a bit more carefully.

10-Ring
July 24, 2005, 11:29 PM
Me, I usually go w/ the clean, lube & shoot the first 1000 rounds ASAP.

cracked butt
July 24, 2005, 11:47 PM
Hide it from the wife.

I usually hide it from the wife. Then when she goes to work and the kids aren't up yet I get it out and clean it and fondle it. The last 2 times my 5 year old son got up and caughtme. He mentioned it to my wife both times. I've tried to explain the rule of men to him but he just doesn't get it yet.

LOL. last time the big brown truck left a rifle at my house, it happened to be a day my wife was home from work, sick. She was sleeping whent he delivery came, but my 2 year old son knew what it was right away by the shape of the box. For the next 5 minutes He would say nothing but "daddeeeeee is that a rifle? I want to have the rifle. Can I have the rifle? RIFLEEEEEEEEEEEE!, daddy I want to do the rifle!" My wife couldn't sleep through this and I was thoroughly busted. :o

GunGoBoom
July 25, 2005, 12:02 AM
Either shoot it or fondle & dry fire. Clean it? Are you guys nuts - that's for a year or two later. :D Lol cracked butt.

Too Many Choices!?
July 25, 2005, 01:37 AM
First we have some "Bonding Time", :o . During this time I will usually hold the firearm checking out the beatiful balance, finish, and overall appearance of the firearm(what can say, I have great taste :neener: lol). Second, I break-down and clean the firearm(my Glock was the exception) while dreaming of the mods I already had planned before buying. Third, I get to the range and fire off as much ammo as I can afford to spend that day and clean :what: :D. Rinse, Lather, Repeat....

Sleeping Dog
July 25, 2005, 07:35 AM
Check the manual first. Some semi-auto pistols come from the factory with "break-in grease" on barrel or slide that's supposed to stay there for a few hundred rounds.

Cleaning the bore seems like a good idea.

scout26
July 25, 2005, 10:11 AM
Read the manual, then fondling/cleaning. Then shooting followed by more fondling/cleaning.


Did I mention that I like the fondling/cleaning almost as much as the shooting ??? :eek:

Dave R
July 25, 2005, 10:54 AM
Read the manual, then fondling/cleaning. Then shooting followed by more fondling/cleaning.

That's it. Read manual. Clean & lube. Shoot for function and ammo preference. Then start working up loads...

Then starts the hidden cost of a new firearm. Buy ammo. Buy holsters. Buy dies. Buy conversion kit. Slip off to the range every chance I get. Yup. I'm guessing the "true" cost of a new firearms is double what you spend on it, before its really "part of the family."

captain obvious
July 25, 2005, 11:00 AM
Usually I shoot it the same day, before coming home. When I do return, the first thing I do is go to my logbook and record the serial # and stuff, followed by cleaning, then hang on to it and admire it for a while.

hoek48
July 25, 2005, 11:24 AM
Clean and inspect it for safety. You never know what someone may have done while attempting to work on it themselves.

Tom Servo
July 25, 2005, 11:50 AM
Then starts the hidden cost of a new firearm. Buy ammo. Buy holsters...
No kidding. When I got my last gun, I already had custom grips and a holster on order.

I take a new gun home, make a cup of coffee, field strip, remove the grips, spray degreaser through it and lube it up. 200 rounds at the range followed by a detail strip and clean. One or two more trips to the range, and if all is well, it goes into carry rotation.

10 Ring Tao
July 25, 2005, 09:11 PM
Breaking it down to clean/inspect it has two purposes. First, is obviously cleaning it. Second, is learning the guts of the new gun and how they work. Makes diagnosing a problem at the range much easier.

Black Majik
July 26, 2005, 05:09 AM
Fondle
Clean
Lube
RTFM
Post on THR of new acquisition

:D

foghornl
July 26, 2005, 07:49 AM
Open manual on how to break down the weapon, then break down, clean, lube and reassemble. Check for function WITHOUT ammo anywhere close by.

Do this a couple of times, untill I am comfortable with how it works and feels..then buy a boatload of ammo and hit the range.

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