PROPER BREAK-IN PROCEDURES: XD-45


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kokogirl
October 11, 2006, 12:38 AM
Hello all:

Just got my new Xd-45 Service in Dark Earth, and it sure is a doozie. I haven't fired it yet, but I was wondering what i should do to break it in.

I have heard they come real nasty from the manufacturer, so I was wondering if i should clean it first? Do i need to go through the "one shot-one clean" routine for 20 rounds like my .308 LTR?

I haven't even taken it apart yet, so I am open to all opinions.

Thanks a bunch and keep'em shootin' clean!

koko

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StrikeFire83
October 11, 2006, 01:06 AM
Well, I've shot 50 to 100 rounds per range trip, cleaning it each time afterwards.

Well, 550 rounds later I've had exactly 0 malfunctions.

I guess mine didn't need a "break in period." :D

daysleeprx
October 11, 2006, 01:17 AM
I'd clean it just because its new...gives you a chance to give it the once over inside and out.

Aside from that...just shoot the darn thing :D

Zeke Menuar
October 11, 2006, 01:26 AM
Break in?

Clean it real good. Lightly oil and.......................Blaze away!!!!

ZM

SNEAKS
October 11, 2006, 02:36 AM
Shot mine with 100 rounds of FIOCCHI 230gr the first time. All I did was buy ammo and go to the range. Shot 20 rounds at a time with 3-4 min breaks in between. I have had mine for around 2 1/2 months with 2,000 rounds and no problems. Have fun shootin.

1911 guy
October 11, 2006, 02:32 PM
Disassemble and give it a good once over, then blast away to your hearts content. Handguns do not require the break in procedure rifles do because that is actually a barrel lapping process known as fire lapping. The bullet smoothes out any irregularities and you clean out the debris. The only break in handguns may require is "wearing in" tight fitting parts and this is done by shooting, not cleaning.

possum
October 11, 2006, 03:06 PM
I cleaned mine, to get anything left in there from the factory out. then i shoot the heck out of it, and clean it after each range trip. i have never seen any reason to really give the xd series any real" break" in I haven't needed too. congrats on the new xd! you made a good choice.

KeithLM
October 11, 2006, 03:43 PM
Break in? No need. I haven't cleaned mine yet, granted I only a few mags through it on each trip. I've taken it to the range four times now I think, and no malfunctions. I'll probably clean it soon, but XDs don't need anything special for break in.

Sry0fcr
October 11, 2006, 04:06 PM
I put 100 rounds through mine immediately after purchase. 0 Failures.

Bazooka Joe71
October 11, 2006, 05:02 PM
I have always been told to clean/oil a new gun before you shoot it.

nitesite
October 11, 2006, 05:26 PM
What 1911 guy said.

Bill2k1
October 11, 2006, 08:22 PM
I just make sure the barrel is clear and blast away. I have stopped cleaning some of my handguns just to see how long they will rock n roll.

HSMITH
October 11, 2006, 10:42 PM
Cleaning it before shooting isn't going to hurt anything. On an XD or something similar I would pass a patch down the barrel and blast away. Clean it every 3 months or 3000 rounds, whichever comes first.

10-Ring
October 11, 2006, 10:59 PM
All my new guns get the same treatment:

Field strip & clean & lube - to get acquainted w/ the gun & prepare for first session at the range.
Shoot first 1000 rounds of mixed ammo as quickly as possible - whether that's one afternoon or several weekends, the idea is a practical test to judege reliability.
Congrats w/ the new pistol ;)

RNB65
October 12, 2006, 12:46 AM
Load ammo... Fire!

Load ammo... Fire!

Load ammo... Fire!

Out of ammo? Go home and clean gun.

:)

p.s. Clean and lube it before taking it to the range for the first time.

1911 guy
October 12, 2006, 07:56 AM
If you buy a known firearm from a reputable maker (XD qualifies), there's no need to see how far you can push it. It will keep going long after your hands are sore and blistered from shooting. That's kinda like buying a car and seeing how long it takes the engine to seize up because you never change the oil. Just clean, lube and shoot your gun.

Phenom
October 12, 2006, 11:28 AM
Fieldstrip, Lube, and Shoot;)

Trebor
October 12, 2006, 12:10 PM
A new pistol will come one of two ways: Either full of factory grease or bone dry. Either way, clean it, lube it, and shoot it. That's it.

atblis
October 12, 2006, 12:23 PM
Break in?

Clean it real good. Lightly oil and.......................Blaze away!!!!

ZM
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