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what tasks should i do before i fire my new P320 RX

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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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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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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. :D
Welcome to the forum!
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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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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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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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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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!
Dave, if you are new to shooting, you can really do a lot of training right at home without wasting a lot of money on ammo. Dry fire training is a great way to perfect your stance, grip, breath control, trigger control, front sight focus, sight alignment, and trigger press. Live fire is of course important and lots of fun but you can advance rapidly by practicing everyday at home. I mention this since you said you were learning to shoot your new Sig and didn't want to break the bank.

Great book on fundamentals:

The Perfect Pistol Shot by Albert H. League, III ? Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
 

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Dave, if you are new to shooting, you can really do a lot of training right at home without wasting a lot of money on ammo. Dry fire training is a great way to perfect your stance, grip, breath control, trigger control, front sight focus, sight alignment, and trigger press. Live fire is of course important and lots of fun but you can advance rapidly by practicing everyday at home. I mention this since you said you were learning to shoot your new Sig and didn't want to break the bank.

Great book on fundamentals:

The Perfect Pistol Shot by Albert H. League, III ? Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
great advice!!! I wish I could like it more than once :)

Youtube is a great source also...just apply common sense for what works for you and what doesn't...and contrary to what many will tell you, there is more than one way to shoot well...the only thing that matters is where the muzzle is pointed when the bullet leaves the barrel.
 

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You can pre-adjust the Romeo before going to the range. That will make your final adjustment go much quicker.

Sig iron sights are usually pretty from the factory. Look through the Romeo, and line up the iron sights. Now adjust the Romeo controls to set the dot on the very top of the front sight.

This should get you in the ball park, making final adjustment easier.
 
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