Originally Posted by Okie_6Shooter
I have learned a whole lot from all of you on here. I hear talk about breaking in a firearm but am curious, for both pistols and rifles, exactly what that entails. All pros/cons and tips/tricks are welcome. Thanks a bunch!
That is a loaded question. It depends on the manufacturer and what they pack the gun in. I recently got a Sig that was almost dripping with oil. For this one I ran a swab through the barrel, went to the range and had a fun day of shooting. A recently purchased Ruger semi got the same treatment, and it was a disaster. Short of a kaboom every malfunction you could imagine occurred. I took it home, gave it a very good cleaning and oiling and it now works great.
When I was having all my problems with a Kimber, the number they kept throwing around for a break in period was 500 rounds, and they specified ball ammo only. 500 rounds with a malfunctioning pistol is not a fun experience.