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Old 11-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default New SR9C - should I clean b4 using 1st time?

Just bought a new SR9C and was reading on the net and saw several articles about stripping down the gun and removing all factory lube and relube b4 firing for the first time. I sent a question to Ruger CS but have not heard back. Anyone else know about this?

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Yes, absolutely. I do this with all new guns, used too. The factory goo will be a thick white grease and will attract every single piece of dirt, lead, and carbon you can throw in its direction.

Enjoy that gun by the way, I owned one and it was sweet

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Yes you shud--
Course i fired mine about 500 times before so much as wiping it down

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I personally field strip and clean every gun I buy before firing it.
Helps get a little more familiar and I feel a little better knowing everything is nice an clean an ready to go. Enjoy that Sr9!

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Yep, as other folks said above. I always cleaned the new guns before taking them to the range. I also took the striker assembly out to clean it and the firing channel.

(SR9c is just the same)
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Believe it or not, some gun manufacturers say not to. The original grease has an abrasive in it that is designed to help break in your gun. I always fire at least 100 rounds through all of my guns before field stripping it for the first clean.

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Believe it or not, some gun manufacturers say not to. The original grease has an abrasive in it that is designed to help break in your gun. I always fire at least 100 rounds through all of my guns before field stripping it for the first clean.
Oh no---
Not the dreaded "break in" thing again
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Just bought a new SR9C and was reading on the net and saw several articles about stripping down the gun and removing all factory lube and relube b4 firing for the first time. I sent a question to Ruger CS but have not heard back. Anyone else know about this?
i clean every gun i buy before i shoot it. i want to learn it, verify nothing is clogging the barrel( hey ya dont know, thats why i check!) and all the parts work right.
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Believe it or not, some gun manufacturers say not to. The original grease has an abrasive in it that is designed to help break in your gun. I always fire at least 100 rounds through all of my guns before field stripping it for the first clean.
if you wouldnt mind, i am curious about this. what companies say this. do you think you can post links to facts to back this up?
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if you wouldnt mind, i am curious about this. what companies say this. do you think you can post links to facts to back this up?
Inquirein minds 'n all that
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