New Gun.. Now What
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  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    New Gun.. Now What

    I already own some guns, but they are all Revolvers..

    And I have never bought a new gun, and I just purchased a XD .40 SubCompact

    Is there anything I need to do before I shoot it for the first time?

    I clean my guns after I go to the Range and shoot, but like I said all of the guns I own are Revolvers - is there any tips for cleaning/taking care of a Semi - Automatic

    Or if there is any other Information that you want to share on Break-in the gun or what ever.. Do share

    Thanks for helping out this Newbie
    Last edited by CLEMCO51; 01-04-2007 at 02:03 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    I have the XD-40 Service. Lube and clean it before you take it to the range. I use Mobil 1 Synthetic oil. Works great and if you compare it in price per ounce against gun oil, it's a great bargain. Don't over lube! A little goes a long way. You literally only need a few drops.

    As far as cleaning goes, some guys clean their XD's every few hundred to 1000 rounds. Other's, like me, clean it after every trip to the range and every week regardless if it has been fired or not. Kind of your call on that. I just field strip mine and try to get into every nook and cranny. Some guys will completely take it down. Again, your call.

    Check out You can get some good info on your XD there as well.
    Last edited by Todd; 01-04-2007 at 05:39 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Baldy's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Port St.John,FL.
    +1 With Todd. Field strip it and lube it and go and have some fun.

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