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is this a croat thing or a springfield thing,
no oil or grease, no cosmo, no nuthin.

shall I lube it prior to my range session tomorrow ?

is there stuff there that I don't know about ?

thanks in advance
 

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When I bought my SC it was so dry that it locked open when I was looking at it at the gun shop. It's pretty bad when you have to buy oil along with the gun. Oh well, a couple of drops and she's worked great ever since.
 

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bendable said:
is this a croat thing or a springfield thing,
no oil or grease, no cosmo, no nuthin.

shall I lube it prior to my range session tomorrow ?

is there stuff there that I don't know about ?

thanks in advance
Don't you clean yours before you go the first time? Heck, I even wash my clothes before I wear them the first time. :twisted:

My 40sc was dry too. I expected that I guess. The only cosmo guns I get are C&R war rifles.

Enjoy your first time out. I'm still grinning from mine. I wish I would have started buying these pistols long ago.
 

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They come in a bag that prevents corrosion during shipping, so that you do not have to clean off any heavy gunk. Field strip it as you would after shooting, wipe it down and lube it and then assemble.
Or if you are like me and it never makes it home before the first shooting, just take it out and shoot it and clean it later. Don't worry about any issues for the first several hundred rounds, they usually resolve themselves with no effort on your part. Just clean it and lube it when you can, and enjoy it meanwhile.
 

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bendable said:
is this a croat thing or a springfield thing,
no oil or grease, no cosmo, no nuthin.

shall I lube it prior to my range session tomorrow ?

is there stuff there that I don't know about ?

thanks in advance
No cleaning, no nuthin'. Bought it, took it out, shot it. Here are the first shots out of the gun:


Still working great as ever.

ppmd
 

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Bone dry, in the bag for my 357Sig.

I brought my range bag with me when I picked up my pistol. Bought a box of
Federal 125gr. and went into the range.

I had no Idea how to break it down (no time to read the manual, I've got to shoot) so I just put BreakFree on the slide and down the fireing pin area.

It shot like crap. Flyers everywhere. AT SEVEN YARDS. The first few rounds didn't even hit the paper. If I hadn't shot it's older brother a couple of weeks earlier, I would have thought it was me.

It took about a hundred rounds for it to tighten up. After two hundred, I started to chew holes (as I would have expected).

Maybe I should have shot it dry the first time?
 

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ppmd said:
bendable said:
is this a croat thing or a springfield thing,
no oil or grease, no cosmo, no nuthin.

shall I lube it prior to my range session tomorrow ?

is there stuff there that I don't know about ?

thanks in advance
No cleaning, no nuthin'. Bought it, took it out, shot it. Here are the first shots out of the gun:


Still working great as ever.

ppmd
If I were you, I would ask for a refund on that target, It has a big hole in it near the middle of the target!!! j/k
 

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It's pretty sad when ya get new target paper with holes in it!
 

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It's a machine, and machines need lubricants. Just because it works dry doesn't mean that's good for it, or that it's not causing excessive wear. Would you run a car without making sure it was oiled/greased? It might work fine for a while, you'd just cut it's life substantially.
 

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There are a variety of thinngs that I would never use without proper lubrication, my guns among them.
 

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Mine was dry also. However, I've been taught to field strip all new weapons, clean and lube them before taking them to the range. It only takes 10 minutes with an XD.

By the way, I've been using Brian Enos' Slide Guide. I use it on my 1911 also. It is a great product and far superior to any type of oil I've tried. I enthusiastically recommend it. You can find it at http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html.

I am not affiliated in any way with this product. I'm just a very satisfied user.
 
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