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Old 04-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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How many rounds before you carry..

Just watching Shooting USA and many of the professionals say they put a couple thousand rounds through a gun before feeling that it's safe to carry.

How many rounds do you put through your gun before feeling that it's ready for an EDC ???

Even though I bought my Shield to carry in the summer time, I still have not carried it even though I have about 500 rounds in it without a single fte/ftf.
I still pack either of my PCII's or old faithful which is my Ruger snub nose..

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Depends on the gun. My Glock didn't take much to give me confidence in it. Wheel guns are in that same class, don't need much to prove themselves. My general rule though is 500 flawless rounds.
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Depends on the gun. My Glock didn't take much to give me confidence in it. Wheel guns are in that same class, don't need much to prove themselves. My general rule though is 500 flawless rounds.
That's pretty much it. Also I try and make the gun malfunction limp wristing/firing it dirty to see if it will hold up. I only carry 3; XD40, Sig 220 and my favorite HK USP45 compact. I generally do not carry a 1911 with the exception of Kimber 3" in the small of my back from time to time.
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I began carrying my CDP2 Ultra after 100 flawless rounds. I have put a few thousand through it and it is a jewel. I have never intentionally dirty fired or limp wristed it but it's an excellent idea. BTW, I sold my HK USP45 Compact a few years ago. Stupid is as stupid does. I miss that gun.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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I am a 500 round guy as well
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Walkingman View Post
I began carrying my CDP2 Ultra after 100 flawless rounds. I have put a few thousand through it and it is a jewel. I have never intentionally dirty fired or limp wristed it but it's an excellent idea. BTW, I sold my HK USP45 Compact a few years ago. Stupid is as stupid does. I miss that gun.
Ah Walkingman that makes me sad.
The only thing I can do to improve mine is adding night sights. Problem is it's so dang accurate I don't want to mess with it nor do I want any down time away from it.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:01 PM   #7
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500 rounds for me also. I agree with walking man about testing such as limp wristing etc.
On my solo my last 100 rounds were just blasting away as quickly as I could with 12 mags of 6 & 8 rounds. If it could hold up under that with build up of heat and rapid fire plus 400 previous rounds, I felt she was ready.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:59 PM   #8
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500 is the number for me...
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:51 AM   #9
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Yup 500 is the magic number here also...
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:42 AM   #10
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I put a few boxes Tru.
If I don't have any problems I call it good..
My Ultra CDP ran good out of the box.. I fired 300 Rds. Of all kinds of stuff.
If It doesn't Hickup in the first couple 100
I call it good.. But many Folks do what makes them feel comfy
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