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Old 07-07-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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I bought a Ruger SR40 a fee months ago, and had a lot of jamming problems. However, after putting a couple hundred rounds through it, the problems have lessened.
Is this typical of a new handgun? Are there particular ones that need to be "broken in" and ones that do not?

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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It doesn't hurt to give them a couple hundred rounds to settle themselves in. If you keep having problems, call Ruger and have it shipped back.

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I bought a Ruger SR40 a fee months ago, and had a lot of jamming problems. However, after putting a couple hundred rounds through it, the problems have lessened.
Is this typical of a new handgun? Are there particular ones that need to be "broken in" and ones that do not?
Age old debate---Break In Period----
Shoot it-
Clean it -
Shoot it some more-
A lot of issues will cease after you run a few hundred rounds thru a new simi auto hand gun-
Not much of a beliver in typical - Too many varibles
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Alright, thanks for the info. That was fast as Hell lol.

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Alright, thanks for the info. That was fast as Hell lol.
Naw- We're just SIMI fast
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Some ammo ,even fmj ammo just does not run as well as a different brand or weight when new as it should. Try a different weight and or brand. The ammo you have now may run great after another 100 rounds. Also see if your feed ramp could usea bit of extra polishing. I metal polish and a cotton patch wrapped around a brush chucked in a drill will do .Or some 1000gr wet/dry sand paper oiled will do.

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Never haf any issues with a Glock out the box. That aside, my friend has a .40 Millenium which jammed all the time. He tried everything to solve rhe problem to no avail. One day at the range I dissassembled the pisto and found. nothing wrong. I reinserted the recoil spring the opposite it was beforr me handling it. That splved the problem. FYI

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My glock 23 had quite a few failures when it was new. At the 500th round, its reputation decided to clock in. Several thousand rounds later and i have not experienced another malfunction of any kind from it. In fact it, replaced my xd, h&k, and kimber as my primary carry weapon. (For reasons other than reliability) the glock is just a better compromise of several criteria that i want in a carry weapon.

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Not really sure if it helps or not, but when I first buy a brand new gun I will sit and rack the slide continuously while watching TV at night for the first several days. I will also dry-fire the gun during this time too. I believe it helps get all the friction points to loosen up and starts the break-in process without having to actually fire the gun. Just what I do. YMMV

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When I first got my xd45 I also spent a few days racking the slide and dry friring the gun. During this time I also got use to breaking the gun down. Before my first range time with it I Brown it down and gave it a really good cleaning and reoiled everything. With about 500 rounds though of now I have had no problems out of it.

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