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Old 03-17-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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what tasks should i do before i fire my new P320 RX

New P320 RX will be arriving in a couple weeks. What do y'all recommend i do before i head to the range for the first time.

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Rifle and shotgun owner for decades. P320 RX my first handgun purchase.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:23 PM   #2
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clear, clean, lube fire, repeat.

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:34 PM   #3
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Welcome to SigTalk daveday99. Congrats on the 320 rx. I bought mine about a month ago and love it. I got a full size but want to get a compact to keep it company. As above stated, you will want to make certain the gun is clear and then break it down. They are notorious for being shipped pretty wet. Wipe it down a bit and you might want to run a clean patch though the barrel. You will have to install the battery in the Romeo 1. Get it up and running to the intensity you like. Familiarize yourself with the gun. Get you some ammo and I think you are ready. Be prepared to fall in love.
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Get all the household chores done (whether your chores or not, just get them all done) and make sure you've addressed anything else that could subvert an extended relaxed range day.

Spend some time getting familiar with the fit and feel, dry fire it like crazy, break the magazines down, practice loading/reloading, etc. Follow?
Nothing like wondering what the trigger is gonna feel like with a round in the chamber.

That's part of my drill.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:14 PM   #5
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Congrats!

So, is it a Full size or Compact?
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:53 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum.
Task one, buy ammo. Read owners manual.
The new sigs come dripping in oil so give it a wipe down.
You might want to dry patch the barrel n chamber.

Be safe.
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Bone dry for the first 500~1,000 rounds to lap it in. You don't know how a gun really feels until all the microscopic burrs have been smoothed out. Plus, if it gets stuck somewhere repeatedly, you'll know that's where to polish / lube. Too often, you see folks come on after just getting their gun complaining about simple failure to go into battery or FTF, and sending it back to SIG. Sometimes alls they do is polish the feed ramp or trigger bar.
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Similar to the Traveling Pants, you need to mail it to select members for safety testing, prior to you taking it to the range. Really, it's for your safety and peace of mind.
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Read your owner's manual, and get familiarized with your weapon and how to care for it. You take care of it, it'll take care of you.
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Congrats and welcome to the P320 club. Clean, lube, and protect it first, the shoot it like you stole it....Solid shooter.
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After the above, once at the range, I always send a dozen or so down range, and then use my pistol rest (You can bench rest if a pistol rest isn't available to you). I check the accuracy without my own flaws in the mix. That helps to eliminate a lot of the "why is my gun so inaccurate" questions running through my head, and convinces me, I need to do better and not the gun.

Oh yeah most important have fun, and enjoy a nice pistol!

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Everyone has opinions and I have mine. I would not fire this gun bone dry. If you look though your manual it will give you good information on cleaning. There are also some videos on Sig Sauers web site.
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I got mine a month ago. I did a regular clean and lube. You never know if somehow something got into the internals at any point. And doing so got me familiar with the gun.

I bought snap caps that served many purposes. I loaded a magazine with all of them (I had 5). Helped me get used to loading quickly. Then it helped me dry firing while trying to keep my aim steady. And helped me get used to ejecting rounds as well as making sure to check my chamber as a matter of habit.

Every day I picked it up and got used to getting a proper grip, stance and aiming. Once you get really comfortable with the gun, then find an experienced buddy and hit the range.

Good luck. I love mine.
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Get all the household chores done (whether your chores or not, just get them all done) and make sure you've addressed anything else that could subvert an extended relaxed range day.
That's what I do too. I want a relaxed range trip and maybe stop for a cigar and bourbon on the way home without being bothered.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:11 AM   #15
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Another question: Looking at online ammo sites, there are many ammo choices in 9mm. Different bullet types and grain weights. I don't want to break the bank while learning to shoot my new Sig.

What is a good ammo to use while learning at the range?
What is a good ammo for home protection to have on hand?

Thanks for your help guys!
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