New Gun Break In Period
All new guns come with some machine tool marks and possibly a few sharp edges. This is a normal result of the manufacturing process. Sometimes they will interfere with the ordinary function of a gun causing feeding or ejecting problems. In higher priced firearms, many of these imperfections are polished out and the gun is smooth before it leaves the factory. In other cases these "minor defects" will be worn down and smoothed out with ordinary use and firing.
The new gun owner should realize that there is a "breaking in" period and to take that into account before using it for any serious purpose. The break in period is considered to be approximately 200 rounds of standard factory ammunition. This can also useful for the owner to become familiar with his gun and to learn how to operate it correctly.
Working Out The Bugs
Breaking in a new gun is fun and easy. Since it takes about 200 rounds why not run different ammunition through it to give it a workout and test it's function with the best and worst ammo you can find. It will not only break in the gun, you will become more familiar with it and the ammo it likes to shoot best.
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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