View Poll Results: Have you read your handgun manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by recoilguy View Post
    I read manuals but I know my limits, I have very handy friends......My motorcycle manual is at Cobras house. He can work on my bike and I rarely leave my bikes stock. My guns neither for that matter.

    If I lived in Oregon I might keep the bike manual over at Tedfromhells place, I think we could hang out if we lived closer.

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    would that it were so....

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    I not only read it from cover to cover, but go on-line and download the PDF version for later use . . . Plus things get lost.

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    They are mostly legal CYA for the maker but there is info. there that I do need to know so I read them and keep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedDeBearFrmHell View Post
    #3 then i throw away the lock before i strip the gun and clean it (actually i detail strip it because i have to make sure i know how it works, why it works and that i can repair it when it doesnt work)
    I do just about the same thing. In fact a few years back, when my son was still in high school, he used one of my old Ruger locks for his wall locker. That lasted about two years until they made him take it off due to the "fact" that Ruger promotes violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    I do just about the same thing. In fact a few years back, when my son was still in high school, he used one of my old Ruger locks for his wall locker. That lasted about two years until they made him take it off due to the "fact" that Ruger promotes violence.
    i would think a ruger LOCK promotes safety

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    3 read everything I can then I look for everything I can get to upgrade my firearm so I can make it the best it can be

    I also check this site daily for new guns I want to get for myself

    http://www.armslist.com/?utm_source=...mpaign=p009598

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    When it comes to my guns, the manual is the bible.

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    Well I don't read every word I go through and read most of the sections. 80% of the manual or so is read and that is before I even shoot it which I believe is the way to go. I know some people won't look at the manual untill they are in trouble or have problems with the guns. I feel bad for them.

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    Chronic over-researcher...I haven't even bought my pistol yet, and I've already read 4 owners manuals.

    I've also watched two gunsmith videos, 2 armorers videos and read this forum, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    I want super powers, too!

    Not until you have been bitten by a radioactive spider or been to that planet(and back)that Kal El is from.
    with the new obummercare I would try for the planet trip thingy first!

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    If I am shopping for a gun I will download the manual before hand to see if there are any deal breakers about the gun in the manual.

    Thanks that's a great idea that never entered my mind but one that I'm for sure going to take advantage of from now on!

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    I read handgun manuals.

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    Reading is fundamental.......

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    Everytime I buy a Handgun I always read the manual,and I've been shooting handguns for 30 years.

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    I definitely recommend reading your manual for any gun you purchase. Just for an example. Some pistols can be dry fired without damage to the weapon either with the clip in or not. I own an SR9 and I have seen countless videos of other SR9(c) owners dry firing their weapon without the clip in. The manual for the SR9 warns not to fire any SR series with the mag removed because it may result in damage to the mag disconnect mechanism and/or striker. I found a little better explanation online.
    "The SR9 has a magazine safety, which is located in the slide. When inserted into the pistol, the magazine pushes the magazine safety upward, allowing the striker to hit the primer of the cartridge in the chamber. Without the magazine in place, the striker rubs on the mag safety, creating a harder, gritty trigger pull, which over time if done repeatedly, will degrade the SR9ís trigger pull."
    My point with this being it might sound basic to read your manual but there are some people who do not because they believe all fire arms are the same. I only bring this up because it is something I have seen lately. Just my 2 cents.

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    I guess my choice should have read "yes i did" as it was my first handgun. I can say that it wasnt as good as i thought it would be. But i did read it and absolutly got alot out of it.

    A friends springfield manuel recomended the reader to use the six o'clock aiming method.
    It would have been nice to read that sort of thing in my PX4 manual.
    Mybe a more in depth cleaning procedure.

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    I'd much rather spend the time to read the manual and then say "I could've done without that" as opposed to saying "damn, I wish I'd read that" after hurting my self, someone else, or the firearm, because the manufacturer "changed something"...

    Whatever works for ya

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    Why would you not read the manual?

    Lotsa good stuff in there,,,
    Along with lotsa needless Nanny State stuff as well.

    But not reading it is simply ignoring good information.

    Aarond

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    Read the manual? That's cheating!

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