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Old 05-14-2013, 12:44 AM   #31
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What would you consider to be enough rounds for a thorough break-in? I've only fired 9 magazines through mine so far. All but one mag was hollow points with no issues. I wanna stock up on a little more ammo before I hit the range with her again.
That's a fair question, and one that is somewhat subjective. I'll throw out a number that is purely my opinion. Others will probably recommed more, some less. I would consider 300 rounds adequate to identify any serious issues that may crop up.

You've already had some success with HP ammo. The reason I recommend a substantial number of FMJ rounds before experimenting with HP is that if, for some reason, your pistol has trouble with HP in the break-in period, you are now going to have some heartburn every time you head to the range wondering if you'll be able to count on your firearm when you need it. If nothing else, a self-defense firearm needs to be dependable.

Sounds like you're off to a good start.
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I've run FMJ, HP, and ZA, with no problems
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I shot one box of factory FMJ & one box of range reloads in the first break-in session. The factory stuff ran fine, but I had 2 FTE's & some breakdown pin drift on the reloaded stuff. Only my Glocks eat reloads consistently. Pretty concerned about that breakdown pin though.
Hmmm, I've shot a few hundred rounds through mine with only 1 jam. Took it to range a couple of days back and I got a hard jam after only 2 shots because the pin had drifted about 2/3rds of the way out. Going to have to keep a closer eye on the pin.
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Hmmm, I've shot a few hundred rounds through mine with only 1 jam. Took it to range a couple of days back and I got a hard jam after only 2 shots because the pin had drifted about 2/3rds of the way out. Going to have to keep a closer eye on the pin.
Good post. This is the kind of problem we fail to notice, because it
happens so gradually. Normal wear & tear can sneak up on you!
Thanks for sharing that bit of info, about the LCP.
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Except my LCP is brand new. Pin drift is common with this gun during rapid fire situations in particular. I Googled it and found the problem all over the Internet. I had the same problem with one of my LCP's. After a few hundred rounds of break- in, combined with using brass factory ammo only, the problem seems to correct itself. I would still change the takedown pin, guide rod, and springs after break-in.
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Never had any type of problem with mine, it has +/- 1K rounds thru it. I have polished the ramp to a mirror finish though and added a Packmayr grip sleeve and a Crimson Trace Laser. Best BUG that I have ever owned.......
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I have a P-3AT. Like most here I prefer FMJ ammo. I carry the little Kel Tec all the time. It's in my pocket right now. I feel a lot more secure with more gun. But the 380 hits a lot harder than I can throw a rock.

I can not recommend Kel Tec products. I own a P-11 and a P-3AT. I went through hell before getting either gun working properly. If you want to become an expert at fixing malfunctioning mouse guns buy a Kel Tec.
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[ a ran about 50 rounds FJ through mine Saturday!! Shot surprisingly well from about 20 feet! Which is all I really expect out of such a small Pistol!! Am I selling the gun short or is 20 feet in, about right for decent accuracy??
20feet is MUCH further than the 3-5 of most self defense shootings. so if your hitting the 10-ring at 20 feet your good to go.

yes i find them surprisingly accurate as well.
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I had a chance today to shoot my LCP. I put about 50 rounds through it and had 1 Failure to feed. The gun only has about 100 rounds through it and the FTF was on my second mag of the day. I was shooting Remington FMJ Walmart ammo. (cant remember the grain) Would you contribute the FTF to break in or ammo? The gun was clean and oiled well.
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I had a chance today to shoot my LCP. I put about 50 rounds through it and had 1 Failure to feed. The gun only has about 100 rounds through it and the FTF was on my second mag of the day. I was shooting Remington FMJ Walmart ammo. (cant remember the grain) Would you contribute the FTF to break in or ammo? The gun was clean and oiled well.
100 rounds isn't really enough to judge by. Shoot some more FMJ through it and be careful with the oil. For our purposes oil doesn't compress. Too much can actually slow down the cycle and cause problems. Make it shiny, don't make it drip.
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