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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:03 PM   #1
 
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SR9C Break in period

I know we need to be patient but my wife does not 100% listen to me...haha

I have a new sr9c and she has a hard time pulling the slide back...ITS NEW...

She read about the springs and says cant we put a 14lb spring in? I said lets wait and see how she settles in before we start replacing stuff.

Roughly how many rounds does it take for the slide to be considered "broken In'. I know its gonna get easier to pull. We have not had alot through it yet as we need to get to the range but so far so good.

I just want her to be patient with it and give it a chance......



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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:18 PM   #2
 
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Might have her take a look at this. Website for women and guns. Not bad for the men either.

Cornered Cat - Rack the Slide
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:51 PM   #3
 
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The heavier spring is what helps keep the felt recoil as soft as it is. Changing to lighter springs will make for a bigger kick. In reality, I can fire well over 100 rounds thru the SR9c and only rack it once while at the range...
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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Lowering the recoil springs also come with the risk of getting so light it won't properly return to battery, so caution is advised.

There is the push/pull method of charging the gun which may help her rack the slide. (push on the grip which pulling on the slide)

I'd suspect by 500 rounds it will be broken in, but it still won't be an easy gun to rack the slide on.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 01:55 PM   #5
 
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I have an SR9 although I have an 18# spring my slide did loosen a bit after about 300 rounds thru it. It was very stiff when I first got it also. Nice gun I hope you like it.
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I've got about 750 rounds through mine. I noticed the most substantial improvement in "break-in" during the last 100 rounds I put through it, which was last week. I would say give it at least 500 rounds.
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I have an SR9c that I now have 3,000 rounds through. Almost impossible to rack at first. It is a breeze to rack now! I would say it started to loosen up after 1,000 rounds.
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Thank you all. Didnt think of the recoil issue. I love this gun!! recoil is nothing as I thought it would be.

She will figure it out!! LOL

Was very surprised that the guide rod is basically plastic..may upgrade with a galloway.
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I have an SR9c that I now have 3,000 rounds through. Almost impossible to rack at first. It is a breeze to rack now! I would say it started to loosen up after 1,000 rounds.
I believe a large part of it is, is knowing the force it takes to rack and getting used to it. I agree somewhere around 500-1000 rounds it lightened, but realistically I would estimate not more then around 20% less then when new. With mine going from near impossible to a breeze would be a big exaggeration after 1700 rounds thru it.
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I have 400-500 rounds through mine and it's not any easier to pull. Leaving the slide locked open for 24hrs helped a bit but not much.
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Rather than pull the slide back with the left hand while holding the grip with the right, try gripping the slide by placing the left hand over the slide and then pushing the slide back. I use this method on my new SR1911, which helps a great deal. Also, wearing shooting gloves also provides more gripping power.
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A lighter spring is great if your going to shoot mouse fart reloads other wise stay with the stock spring. Shooting factory ammo with a spring a few pounds lighter will cause excessive wear in your slide and frame.
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A lighter spring is great if your going to shoot mouse fart reloads other wise stay with the stock spring. Shooting factory ammo with a spring a few pounds lighter will cause excessive wear in your slide and frame.
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