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My new Baer is a Concept V. Amazing pistol. It was all I could do to rack the slide when I first got it.

I've only put 200 through it, so far. It's not quite as tight, but.........it's tight.

I'm breaking it in per the manual and have got more shooting to do. Actually, more still as I intend to carry it. New and tight as this thing is, it's been flawless. More accurate than anything I've ever shot and far better than I'll ever be.

Any tips or recommendations as I break it in? I have a decent sense of what to do, but a lot of you have tips and methods I might not know. I listen and learn from my "betters."

Thanks.

Bill
 

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My Break in for my Baers...

Shoot 100 rounds lock slide open put oil in slide rails and wipe on barrel

Shoot 100 rounds repeat above.. do this till 500 or so rounds break down and clean start packing it .. For a Carry gun Detail strip at 1k the first time and every 6 months or 1500 rounds which every comes first..

Some will tell you detail strip before you ever shoot it but i prefer the way i do it .. same as any other 1911 never failed me yet..
 

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I got mine out of the box, wiped it off, and fired 125 rounds pretty much without stopping...Had a minor issue with a metal shaving in the rail (slide stuck).
Took the slide off, removed the metal shaving, put 2 drops of clp on the rails, put it back together and fired another 1000 rounds before taking it apart again.

It has about 6500 rounds through it now and is as smooth and accurate as any commander length pistol out there. Just so its not misunderstood...thats 6500 rounds since September...not the most brutal torture test, but I didnt buy this thing to baby it.
 

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My Break in for my Baers...

Shoot 100 rounds lock slide open put oil in slide rails and wipe on barrel

Shoot 100 rounds repeat above.. do this till 500 or so rounds break down and clean start packing it .. For a Carry gun Detail strip at 1k the first time and every 6 months or 1500 rounds which every comes first..

Some will tell you detail strip before you ever shoot it but i prefer the way i do it .. same as any other 1911 never failed me yet..
We have similar break-in routines, Bud.:wink:
 

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Whats different in you OD
 

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I ran a few more than 500 through the Baer, I wasn't use to a pistol that tight. :wink:
 

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Ahh Ok nothing wrong with that either
 

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My break In procedure...

Take it out the box
Wipe it down
Check the bore and chamber
Shoot it
Shoot it
Shoot it
Then shoot it some more
Clean it after a few range trips
Then shoot it some more
 

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It's hard for me to accept that Bud and OD know more than me, but I guess they do.:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
BuWahahahahahahahahahahahah!!! Thanks guys.

Gunner, you're going on my my "crazy people" list.:biglaugh: That was good!!!
 

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I don't own a Baer but I thought I would toss out my procedure for any 1911.

I am one of the detail strip guys. I like to stone the parts slightly with a fine stone just in case there are any burrs on anything. There normally is along with rough areas on production guns so that's why I do this. I stone the trigger channel and the frame anywhere parts rub against it. I check the ramp to see if it needs polishing and if so I do that.

I evaluate what parts, if any, I may want to change. Some I may know and have the parts ordered in before I get the gun. I'm a "if I don't like something I change it" kind of guy. Then I relube and put slide glide on the rails. I take the mags apart and if they have metal followers I stone the edges of those and the mag lips also for burrs, then I lightly lube and put them back together. While watching tv or something I take an object and work the magazines for a short while then load and unload the mag a few times.

This may seem like "overprep" to some but I rarely am going shooting the day I get the pistol and the whole process doesn't take long. I rarely if ever have any problems with a 1911 and will continue to do it. Granted Baers (and other semi custum makers) probably require this a lot less than production pistols but nobody is perfect and can miss burr's, etc. I can always notice a difference in trigger pull, and the action on any production gun afterwards so it's standard practice with me. I pretty much never have problems with 1911's so my opinion is that it works for me.
 

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Gunner, you're going on my my "crazy people" list.:biglaugh: That was good!!![/quote]


:thinking: Well you could ask OD and he'd probably agree :biggrin: Wouldn't be the first time someone put me on a crazy list!
 

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But it's a "good" crazy, Gunner. :wink:
 

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the more you shoot your Baer the smoother it will get, atleast that is what I have been telling my wife, great reason to buy more ammo, :)
 

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All guns need a break in period to settle in that sear and hammer.As well as any gun's been built it will have to settle in at about 500 rounds and then work at it's prime.
 

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Bud and OD's regimin is fine. Just dont clean the rails, or bushing for at least 500 rds. This will ensure the smoothest possible action. The ENTIRE reason Baer recommends a "break-in period", is the fine lapping that can only occur via the fine carbon deposits, which come from shooting. These create a diamond lapping compound. Nothing else can "finish" your gun's final fit!

PS Cleaning is highly overrated.
 

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Did you Remove your grips and grease the back of them Bill to prevent rust when you are carrying it ?
 

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Bud and OD's regimin is fine. Just dont clean the rails, or bushing for at least 500 rds. This will ensure the smoothest possible action. The ENTIRE reason Baer recommends a "break-in period", is the fine lapping that can only occur via the fine carbon deposits, which come from shooting. These create a diamond lapping compound. Nothing else can "finish" your gun's final fit!

PS Cleaning is highly overrated.
Then my Concept 3 should be doing real good i took it apart to switch trigger and im not sure how it ran .. talk about crud
 
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With my first Baer (Premier II 1.5") I stripped it and cleaned it, then shot 300 rounds, stripped it and cleaned it. Never had a single problem. With my second Baer (TRS) I shot 500 rounds, cleaned it and carried it. I can't tell the difference between them today.
 
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