whats the proper way to break in barrel?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by vito77, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. vito77

    vito77 New Member

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    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??
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     

  3. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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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.
     
  4. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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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. :rolleyes: