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Old 11-27-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default whats the proper way to break in barrel?

whats the proper way to break in my barrel on my 1911 range officer? how many rounds should i shoot before cleaning it and so forth. any suggestions??
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I asked the same question to Roy Huntington (Editor of American Handgunner).

His reply was that the barrel of a handgun does not need the same particular break in as the rifle.

Just clean it and shoot it.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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1. Buy some ammo. (If you reload, make some)
2. Shoot recently purchased/built ammo. Big silly grin on face is optional.
3. clean after use.
4. Repeat as needed.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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Jack chars the inside of their barrels; sets them outdoors to breathe; shakes out the loose soot; fills and stores them untouched for months.
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