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Pre-sale manufacturer break in?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just curious. How many of you would like it if a manufacturer put a firearm through the proper break in, rather than two test fires, before shipping? I am kind of torn. It would be nice to know that the thing is ready to go right out of the box, rather than finding a problem that it needs to be sent back for, or having to go through all the failure to feeds that some new guns have before they are properrly broken in.

    I know that my Kahr PM40 definately needed the break in before it was reliable, and I have read a number of posts on new 1911's needing it as well. I realize the cost would go up, but would it be worth it to you to have the peace of mind that your firearm is truly good to go?
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy the way it is. I feel it is bad practice to be carrying around a gun that they haven't shot enough to break in. People should also have shot several hundred rounds of the actual ammo they intend to use in their concealed carry weapon too.
     
  3. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Weeeell... on the one hand, yeah. Never carry ammo you haven't shot a couple hundred rounds of through your gun.

    On the other hand, it would be nice if manufacturers didn't sell guns that weren't reliable shooters from the get-go.
     
  4. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I prefer to be the one that does any "breaking" in on my firearms. If these are to protect my life I want to know these babies from the time they are born to the time I send them to heaven. Except Ruger's of course, they will get passed down to the kids.
     
  5. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    Short answer,


    NO.
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    What do you think it would do to the cost of a firearm, if they did the "BRAKE IN" for you?
     
  7. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    No thank you, I prefer to know that the firearm was broken in by me. It builds a trust between myself and a firearm that may have to save my life some day...
     
  8. never2many

    never2many halsey Member

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    i would like to do it myself. so i know the problem and the fix
     
  9. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    No. I'll shoot them myself but I wouldn't mind if they cleaned them for me.
     
  10. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I know that personally, I've always wished new cars came with 30,000 miles on them.....
    I dont mind paying new car prices, but I wish someone else could put that first scratch in it, and wear some butt grooves into the seat, and figure out how to set my radio stations.

    :paranoid:


    If you want a gun that's already been "broken in", buy used....... OR, I have a few guns that are "broken in" that I would happily sell you for full new gun retail price.
     
  11. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Personally, I love to buy guns that are used, but only enough rounds to get through the break-in. Assuming the seller is honest, you just let them take the brunt of it, like buying a car after someone else paid the full price and drove it for 10,000 miles, or a laborador who is two years old and past the chewing stage.

    Now, hunting rifles are different. It really matters, to me, how that barrel was broken in.
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Who cares? I want to know what's for dinner. :D