View Poll Results: Have you read your handgun manual

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    Real men don't read no stinking instructions,until you screw something up.

    Like the Ruger example,it's a pretty good idea to.There's almost always a tidbit in there you didn't know or forgot about and different guns are...different.Older designs rarely remain the same,time almost always adds upgrades that may drastically change the gun so the manual is your first source for that info.What ammo can you use,can you run increased pressure rounds in it or stuck with std ammo.I wanted a Sig Trailside and knew it was target ammo only going in.Trigger guards were breaking because some people ran HV in them,when it clearly states the gun isn't designed for it.Live and learn.

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    Bullet goes here
    Finger goes there
    Bullet comes out here
    Gun goes BANG

    Yep, now I can toss the manual. (jk)

    Seriously I really do go through it to ID the itty bitty pieces parts and give her a good scrubadubdub. Not only do I read it, I download it and zoom in to check the fine print.

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    What manual?

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    Instructions are for troubleshooting problems.

    Just kidding - I read them sometimes. More often than not, I actually download the manual before I even buy the gun, to familiarize with it and see if I really want it.

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    The only problem is that there is just very basic ingo in the manual. I don't expect an oversized manual but more info, in general, would be helpful.

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    #3 I refuse to risk not knowing something about my firearm that I could've learned by reading the book that came with it. That would be pretty stupid.

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    Depends on what the manual says. Some manuals don't come with a take-down guide, so I then buy a seperate one for reference.

    Reading the manual thoroughly is fine if your Scotty or Hank Hill, but refering to the manual is fine if you have a question. Similar to reading car manuals, you only go to it when you want to know what kind of oil or brake fluid to put into it.

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    The one's that don't read them are know it all's. JMO

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    Who Reads the Manufacturers Handgun Manual

    Quote Originally Posted by tk421991 View Post
    Depends on what the manual says. Some manuals don't come with a take-down guide, so I then buy a seperate one for reference.

    Reading the manual thoroughly is fine if your Scotty or Hank Hill, but refering to the manual is fine if you have a question. Similar to reading car manuals, you only go to it when you want to know what kind of oil or brake fluid to put into it.
    This brought up an interesting point to me. I read all of my gun manuals, but I've never read any of my vehicle manuals (other than referring to them as you have mentioned.) Seems counter intuitive.

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    I read them and where possible safe them to file when I can find them on line. Had no choice at first on my 1911 and M1 Carbine and backed it up with online versions.

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    *holds head down in shame* Bought my Ruger brand spankin new. Never opened the manual. Watched a video online to make sure I could strip it, clean it, and put it back together.... and that was it.

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    Brand new here and brand new to handguns. Just thought I would chime in to say I've thoroughly read all of the manuals for my rifles. Just bought a Ruger SR22 this weekend and before I did anything with it I read the entire manual, disassembled it to cleaning level and then reassembled it just so I would know how. Then I went to the range and put a few hundred rounds through it.

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    I'll scan the manual to see if there is anything I need to know about takedown and reassembly. I immediately stop once I hit the crap about how guns are dangerous and how I should never carry a gun with a loaded chamber and all the other CYA legalese.

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    By some of the questions on this forum, you can tell that reading is NOT fundamental.......

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    I would if I had one. that's what I'm trying to find the owner's manual a LA380 lightweight Semiautomatic pistol. Can anyone help me?

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    I read the manual, not only for handguns but just about anything I buy, or get. I know that there are many sharp sorts that don't need the manuals 'cause they know all about this stuff anyway...I'm just not one of those...kinda thick, I am, but I eventually get it.

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    I absolutely do. My wife calls me a sponge when comes to learning anything new or different. I want to know everything I can so I also comb the forums for more information.

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    Life is way too short to spend time reading owner's manuals.

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    I read everyone of them. Afterwards I strip clean the weapon, run about 50 rounds through them and clean again.

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    I always read the manuals, mostly so I know how to put it back together. After all, everybody knows guys can disassemble anything.

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