Break-in is a criminal activity or Noob mis-speak. The problem with new 1911's and particularly with new 1911 users is summed up in the first post they make after the cash has been exchanged for the gun; "Just got my new (fill in the blank) 1911, what can I do to improve her?" Most of the time this question is posted before the gun is released from purgatory. Want to improve your new gun? Then open the box and RTFM. This predicament is what I call P.E.B.T.A.H. (Problem Exists Between Trigger And Holster) and can be verified with statements like on my second clip (it’s a magazine) the gun jams. Really? You know there’s an issue and you have only run 14 rounds? Don’t do anything to, or complain about the “new” gun until you have run 500 rounds of 230 gr Ball (that’s Full Metal Jacket) ammo downrange. Don’t try HP’s, +P’s or anything other than what JMB designed the thing to shoot (during this test). Don’t shoot any of the first 500 rounds at a target located greater than 10 meters away. (it’s a gun test not a competition) Don’t clean it, don’t field strip it, do nothing but run a jag down the barrel to make sure there is no cosmoline remaining from shipping protection. If you don’t get the full 500 rounds done in one shoot, let it marinate in the soot and range sweat until you get back to the job at hand. OK, you can wipe the exterior down but don’t go inside yet. That job is NOT Break-In, it’s a "New Gun Test" to decide if you’re going to send it back to the manufacturer and have them make it right. This is the time to check for the following: Does it feed with all the mags that came with it? Does it feed and slide-lock on the last round? Does it feed and slide-lock with only one round loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with two rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with three rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with four rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with five rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with six rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with seven rounds loaded? Does it feed and slide-lock with a full mag? Does it feed and slide-lock with a full mag +1? Where does the brass fall? Does the gun feel solid? Is anything found loose? Grips? Sights? Barrel?........ Yes, the slide stop/release is tight. (it’s a new gun) Trigger take-up? Trigger break? It should be a surprise. Trigger reset? Does it shoot to aim? Did you take notes? Shoot the snot out of it. You may discover it's fine, just the way the engineers designed it. You’ll thank us.