Shoot it right out of the box?

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Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by inletguy » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:05 pm

got an Elite Combat coming tomorrow. Is it ok to shoot a couple hundred rounds out of the box....or do I need to strip, clean, and lube first?
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by nctrailboss » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:17 pm

I would strip and clean,just a few minutes for piece of mind.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by Tejas Products » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm

You always should strip, clean, lube and inspect any firearm that is new to you. You have no idea if there was a potential issue that could cause you serious harm.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by Janik » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:31 pm

Though I do shoot all my new guns right out of the box, it is best to give it a good cleaning first. But I do it all the time, because my LGS where I do the transfers has an indoor range. Just use quality ammo first, such as 124gr NATO, Speer Lawman, etc.
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Post by ncjw » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:34 pm

I tried that with my SFX just to see if it could be shot right out of the box. It can't.

Not that it was totally non-functional or anything, just a lot of failures. Clean and lube and use 124gr NATO if you can find it or 124gr other if you can't. Don't start with WWB 115gr or other discount 115gr.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by extremist » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 pm

I always clean and lube new guns period, before shooting them.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:17 pm

As others said you should clean and lube first. I do not always do that though I've gone from gun store to range several times, I just visually inspect to make su re everything looks good when I do that.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:47 am

My OCD kicks in when I buy a new firearm; I MUST field strip and clean it first. I will pull out the firing pin and check & clean the channel.

There's an old saying in the Navy, "Work it might, shine it must". A clean gun is your best friend. :)
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by higgybaby » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:35 am

Well......I normally do not shoot right out of the box- except when i can't help it.
I confess.....I did shoot my C-100 out of the box. I did break it down and look at it though.
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Post by GlennSFX » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:33 am

Like @LT USN (Ret.) recommended...I strip it down along with the FP assembly to make sure the channel is clean and dry. Function test and some dry fire is always a good thing. I recommend a snap cap/dummy round for dry firing.

Oh Yea...by the way, you're going to love the Combat!
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by oldfrank » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm

I have taken numerous guns from the gun store to the range with no problem.

I usually swap the bore and add a drop or two of a good lube in critical areas.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by Badgerboy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:52 pm

It takes only a few mins for a clean and lube. Why risk it? I always wash my fruit before I eat it...who knows what is on it? Maybe a stupid analogy, but it fits in my twisted brain today.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by NWcityguy2 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:23 pm

Inspect, yes, absolutely. For both safety and possible warranty needs.

Cleaning it though? For a modern firearm, no, I don't think it is necessary. For anything surplus, yeah, I would say clean it first.
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Re: Shoot it right out of the box?

Post by Lgaam » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:55 pm

I've only shot one without taking it home and cleaning it: S&W Model 15 DoC trade-in.
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