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6shootersandw 08-13-2012 11:17 PM

Semi Automatic Gun Cleaning
 
How many rounds should you shoot before you clean a new gun?

mountainman13 08-13-2012 11:18 PM

Clean when you're done shooting unless you start having crud based malfunctions.

rjd3282 08-13-2012 11:26 PM

I always clean a new gun before I shoot it. Then immediately afterwards too.

mountainman13 08-13-2012 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rjd3282
I always clean a new gun before I shoot it. Then immediately afterwards too.

Better answer

clem_ 08-13-2012 11:40 PM

When I buy a new gun I clean it before Igo to the range and after I'm done shooting - make sure you clean the slide good with oil.

6shootersandw 08-13-2012 11:58 PM

I was told wait until you shoot at least 500 rounds before you start cleaning it for the first time.

mountainman13 08-13-2012 11:59 PM

By who? What gun?

6shootersandw 08-14-2012 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 902914)
By who? What gun?

My local gun shop. Any semi automatic gun.

mountainman13 08-14-2012 12:11 AM

Ok. Uh well I would have to say it was a vague half-a$$ed bit of info they gave you. I can tell you there are semi-autos on the market that will fail to function before you shoot 500 rnds without cleaning. Any time you buy a used gun you definitely want to take it home and go through it thoroughly and clean it before you shoot. Even with a brand new gun its a good idea. There could be an obstruction in the barrel nobody noticed. I would recommend running 200-500 rounds through a gun before you carry it for defense. You want to be damn sure its reliable.

6shootersandw 08-14-2012 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 902931)
Ok. Uh well I would have to say it was a vague half-a$$ed bit of info they gave you. I can tell you there are semi-autos on the market that will fail to function before you shoot 500 rnds without cleaning. Any time you buy a used gun you definitely want to take it home and go through it thoroughly and clean it before you shoot. Even with a brand new gun its a good idea. There could be an obstruction in the barrel nobody noticed. I would recommend running 200-500 rounds through a gun before you carry it for defense. You want to be damn sure its reliable.

Well I just bought a new xdm again and I just just 100 rounds last week and plan on shooting 50 this week and then clean. Do you think this would hurt the gun?


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