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When u buy a new gun...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kermit911, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. Kermit911

    Kermit911 Member

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    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...
     
  2. dakotasin

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    break it down and clean it.
     
  3. MikeIsaj

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    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.
     
  4. Ransom

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    Another vote for break it down and clean it. A clean and oiled gun is a thing of beauty.
     
  5. boofus

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    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.
     
  6. Kermit911

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    Cool, thanx guys
     
  7. RevDisk

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    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.
     
  8. Wedge

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    Clean it
     
  9. AirForceShooter

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    Fondle first, then clean and lube.
    I won't make the anology to women.
    Oh, I just did, sorry

    AFS
     
  10. bakert

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    Agree with AirForceShooter. Fondling very imprtant. Then clean, check everything and fondle some more.
     
  11. xdoctor

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    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.
     
  12. Azrael256

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    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.
     
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    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)!
     
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    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.
     
  15. Mr. Kook

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    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?
     
  16. Cesiumsponge

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Have we covered The Fondling?
     
  19. MilsurpShooter

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    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.
     
  20. MountainPeak

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    Shoot it. I don't think I've ever made it all the way home to clean it first.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  23. rick_reno

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    Shoot it.
     
  24. Pietro Beretta

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    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.)
     
  25. Zaire

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    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. :(
     
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