Yesterday I purchased a new M&9C. Can't wait to get to the range. This is the first new gun I've ever bought. My question for you all is. I've read on different sites about " breaking in" a new gun. Is there a way that a new handgun should be broken in?
There is not really a "correct" break in for pistols.
When I buy a new pistol I usually:
-Bring it home and clean it thoroughly, including mags. Lube it per the manual.
-Take it to the range and shoot 200-300 target rounds through it.
-Bring it home and clean it again. Lube it per the manual.
-Go back the range and shoot 200-300 target rounds through it.
This will give the parts enough action to start to wear in; and it will give you an idea if the gun is reliable with the ammo you used. I usually run at least 1000 rounds of target ammo through a pistol to make sure it's reliable. If it's reliable, I will then run 100 rounds of my defensive load through the gun to make sure it is reliable. Actually, during the first 1000 I use all different ammo to ensure reliability.
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