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glenns
December 22, 2010, 04:20 PM
Just picked up my first semi-auto, a Springfield XD 45 ACP, xd9611HCSP06.

Do I need to field strip it and clean it before I shoot it for the first time?

Do I clean with some Hoppe's? Anything special I should know?

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Ledgehammer
December 22, 2010, 04:30 PM
Do I need to field strip it and clean it before I shoot it for the first time?

I would and you should, but with a Springfield you might not have to. I would at least field strip it and see how much gunk they packed it in. Nice purchase - congrats.

Shadow 7D
December 22, 2010, 04:37 PM
it's all in the owners manual
a light lube and quick trip to the range,
don't really know what specifically you are asking
most modern gun don't require the complete cleaning that a used/military surplus gun does.

The Lone Haranguer
December 22, 2010, 07:22 PM
I always field strip and clean a new gun. Either they come full of packing grease or oil, or they are bone dry. It is also a good way to familiarize yourself with its operation and inner workings. I would lube this one as I do my Glocks: a single drop of oil on each frame rail, along the center "cocking rail" of the slide, the barrel cam and locking lugs (in this case the squared-off shoulder on the chamber) and any trigger linkage parts that rub or slide against each other. Only a light film is necessary, not squeezing or spraying out of everywhere. I like BreakFree CLP (the liquid in the squeeze bottle, not the spray), but there are other good gun oils as well. Bore cleaners like good old Hoppes #9 should be used in the bore and chamber.

mopar92
December 22, 2010, 08:17 PM
I did a lot of class work and training. We took mine and removed it from the box, and within 1 month and a dozen of us, had 10,000 rounds of factory loaded ammo through it. The only fail to feed or FTF were in the first 100 rounds. I would take that gun anywhere with me. I have unreal confidence that that pistol will fire. Mine is a .40, but I am just saying. Guys all brag about 10,000 rounds, blah blah blah... I have a documented 10,000 rounds, I never cleaned it until round 1000 had been fired. Mine was not too oily.

glenns
December 24, 2010, 12:55 AM
Thanks. I'll strip it and clean it.

possum
December 24, 2010, 08:54 AM
congrats on the xd, i have owned several and i still have one with over 19,000rds actually it is the first handgun that i ever got. they are great, reliable, and accurate guns. no matter what gun it is I always take it apart, inspect it, wipe it down and lube it up before i head to the range.

gym
December 24, 2010, 01:49 PM
Yes, clean it and avoid getting any lube into the firing mechanism. The slide should just be cleaned with a cue tip nd some alcohoal, don't over lube the gun. A drop where the barrell hits and a drop rubbed into the rails, that's it. Get all that orange protective film off with triflow or Blast.

tekarra
December 24, 2010, 05:41 PM
I always clean and lube a new new gun. On occasion I have found a lot of "stuff" in new pistols.

glenns
December 25, 2010, 08:54 PM
Took it apart and cleaned it last night. Very simple procedure. Didn't seem to have much packing grease.

Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to take it to the range tomorrow.

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