GUN Handgun EDU?

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    I'm picking up my first hand gun in a week and I am curious how to break it in, I've never owned a hand gun before so I'm clueless. Also how often should it be taken apart and cleaned? It's a new SW M&P40, thanks.
     
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    Doesn't make any sense to me but ok.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Modern pistol designs are nearly immune to the accumulated grime from repeated shooting. Clean the barrel on occasion to prevent too much fouling and maybe swab and lube the innards about as often and you'll be good to go for the life of the pistol.

    Excessive cleaning causes more wear than firing the weapon.
     
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    I'd just wipe the factory grease off it, maybe run a patch down the barrel to get that clean, and rock on.

    Break in = shooting.
     
  5. JaimeZX

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    On something like an M&P I'd probably wipe down the exterior with CLP / Hoppe's #9 after shooting to keep it from dirtying up the case / holster / whatever and then actually field strip it mebbe every 500 rounds or so. Remember to clean the barrel from the breech and not the muzzle.
     

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