When breaking in a firearm ......

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Gh0zt36, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    What exactly does that mean? are you breaking in the rifling in the barrel or loosening the springs up or what?
     
  2. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    As far as handguns go; I think this post answers that question thoroughly.
    Break In ??????
     

  3. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    Yeah, depends on what you're breaking in.

    For automatic pistols breaking in just means allowing the parts to wear together until they loosen up. Some manufactures say their guns require a break in period of so many rounds before the gun can be considered reliable. This doesn't take any effort, just refers to the first so many round fired.

    But for a rifle used for hunting or competition, where accuracy is crucial, there is a process that you go through to "break in" the barrel. I've seen lot's of different techniques for doing that, but it involves a sequence of firing, cleaning, firing, cleaning, etc to properly prep the barrel for regular use.