Break in rounds

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  1. Feb 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM #1
    Fireball_Jack

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    I field stripped it and clean and oiled her. I am heading to the range. I plan on shooting 125-150 FMJ brass for the breaking in. Then about 20 rounds Fed HST. If no issues into the holster it goes as a EDC. XDs .45 4". What is a good round count for break in.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2017 at 12:31 PM #2
    Eiger5

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    I like to have @500, minimum, thru a gun before I carry it. That would include both range ammo and SD.
     
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    Break-in? 200 rounds ought to be plenty. My personal preference for reliability testing before carrying is 500 rounds of mixed FMJ & hollow point ammo, and then *at least* two (usually more) magazines full of my chosen carry ammo through each magazine I will use for carry.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2017 at 3:35 PM #4
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    I usually put 500 rounds through a gun before I start to carry it and that includes fmj'a and carry round of choice which is speer gold dot. I put 450 rounds through my sig P226 Mk25 the first trip to the range. The second trip to the range, another 300 and no hiccups. I can carry it knowing it's going to work.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2017 at 2:55 AM #5
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    A couple hundred rounds of hardball along with a few mags of my carry load with zero malfunctions and I would be comfortable carrying it.
    My comfort level would just continue to increase with every problem free trip to the range after the initial vetting.
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2017 at 10:49 AM #6
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    No idea.

    My XDS9 worked fine from the get go.

    My XDS45 had some issues with light strikes. I did a lot of dry firing and manual slide cycling, and a bit of careful polishing, which seems to have resolved the light strike problem.
     
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    On my new Shield 9mm, I had a couple of FTEs in the first 250 rounds. In fact, the first one occurred at just over 200. Then another 1800 rounds without any fails. So, I'm thinking 150 may not be enough.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2017 at 8:33 AM #8
    Fireball_Jack

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    I have about 450 FMJ rounds I guess I need to tell my buddy to load me some more. He charges me just cost at $50.00 for 250 rounds with new brass. I am currently carrying a 9mm Walther but I am not a fan of the round. A great round for a lady
     
  9. Feb 18, 2017 at 8:57 AM #9
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    Yeah.

    That's why SEALs, SAS, Delta, and numerous other very serious units that could use pretty much any caliber they wanted use a 9mm.

    Because they're ladies.
     
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  10. Feb 18, 2017 at 9:26 AM #10
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    NO because they wanted a higher round count in a similar weapon.
    They USED to "get by" with a 1911.




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