New M9---new to steyrs---how to prepare and break in

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Kimo, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Kimo

    Kimo Guest

    Just ordered an M9 from CDNN. Once I get it, is there any prep I need to do to ensure smooth operation?

    Do I need to polish feed ramps or chamber openings?

    Any special break in procedure? :roll:
  2. madecov

    madecov Active Member

    Just clean, lube, shoot (a lot)

  3. Matches

    Matches Guest

    In addtion to the standard eye and ear protection you may want to wear a hat when breaking in your Steyr. They tend to throw brass back at the shooter for a while until broken in.

  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    follow the extractor removal tutorial we have here. Clean it out well as factory lube is probably dried up.
  5. poppopkelly

    poppopkelly New Member

    its raining brass

    Wearing a helmet and full face shield is better, especially when a team of five is doing rapid takedown firing. (hehe)

    Sarge 8)
  6. bigbob68

    bigbob68 Guest

    Welcome and congrats on the new Steyr.

    The Steyr M-series is one of the most accurate and most reliable weapons available in the world today, but like all weapons it needs to be properly maintained and deployed to reach its full potential. To that end, three things are important to remember:

    1. CLEAN IT BEFORE YOU SHOOT IT: CDNN will ship that pistol as is, which means that it will more than likely come to you after it has sat in a Texas warehouse at high temperatures allowing the gun oil applied at the factory to thicken. A poorly cleaned weapon will fail to properly reset and could have a million of different problems that we see again and again from those who neglect cleaning. A very nice cleaning tutorial exists under our "TUTORIALS & INFORMATION" thread located in the sidebar to the left of this post. If your experienced do a complete detailed strip and cleaning, if you're not experienced than stick with the general field strip for now.

    2. GOOD AMMO SELECTION: Avoid UMC and Wolf ammunition like the Ebola virus because it will cause your Steyr to have Failure to Eject (FTE) and Failure to Fire (FTF) problems left and right. However, alot of people swear by WWB ammunition for their 9mm, but I know that for my M40 there is nothing better than CCI Blazer brass for cheap target ammo.

    3. PROPER GRIP: A typical problem that happens with people not experienced with the grip of the Steyr M-series pistol is poor grip that leads to FTEs more commonly known on here as "LIMP WRISTING". There is a great article under the "TUTORIALS & INFORMATION" thread on proper grip.

    Other than the above, be safe of course (eye and hearing protection) and it doesn't hurt to wear a ball cap because, as stated above, 1 out of every 50 rounds you fire will have an odd ejection pattern until you break it in with about 500 rounds (seems to be the magic number) or so.

    If you have any questions about anything you've got alot of experienced people on this website to lean on. We all try to give our two cents to help each other out as much as possible.

    P.S. Range Report....let us know how things go and HAVE FUN.
  8. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff Guest

    so i havent completed breaking in my Steyr if takes 500 rnds! LOL just had 200 rdns with is so far but no problem whatsoever... in fact it is vey accurate... a sniper's pistol!