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Offline Campy

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Jumping In
« on: February 19, 2012, 03:11:26 PM »
Just wanted to introduce myself. I just joined the forum after picking up a R9S Covert yesterday. I prefer to carry something bigger but usually resort to pocket carry when the days get warmer. I have been using a PM9 for that duty but couldn't pass up the Covert at the LGS. Hope to hit the range in the next day or so to run a few rounds through. Then I suppose I will give my first take down and reassembly a try. I have learned a lot just browsing around here and hope I can contribute along the way.

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 03:21:45 PM »

Welcome aboard, Campy, and congratulations on your new Covert. A recommendation from some experienced forum members is to diassemble, clean, and lube prior to the first range session, time permitting.

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 05:04:07 PM »
Welcome also and congrats on your new Covert.   Keep it clean, hold it tightly, keep the grip screws (esp. right side) tight.  I have a Covert and would recommend at least 100 rounds through it before carry.  Gold Dots seem to work best for many us us. 
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Offline Z

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 05:25:14 PM »
Campy

Welcome to the forum. Do enjoy your new covert! :)

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 05:51:16 PM »
Just wanted to introduce myself. I just joined the forum after picking up a R9S Covert yesterday. I prefer to carry something bigger but usually resort to pocket carry when the days get warmer. I have been using a PM9 for that duty but couldn't pass up the Covert at the LGS. Hope to hit the range in the next day or so to run a few rounds through. Then I suppose I will give my first take down and reassembly a try. I have learned a lot just browsing around here and hope I can contribute along the way.

Welcome and congrats on the new Covert.  Enjoy!
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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 05:55:36 PM »
Campy,

 Welcome! I hope you enjoy and carry your R9 as much & as often as I do. You might want to look around the forum classifieds for some of the tools that make assembly/dis assembly easier. I have a tool from Yankee2500 and Dave that I use faithfully. Someone passed on the tip of using a old style cotton Q-tip with one end cut off with snips as a good punch for pin removal.

 Let us know how you like your Pup and how she shoots.

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 09:50:48 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. Regards disassembly, tools, etc. my LGS sales guy, who also carries one CCW, showed me how to take it down/reassemble. While he didn't remove the spring, he did the rest in a matter of seconds with no tools. No doubt he has done it a few times, but it made me hopeful I can manage. I also think it is likely that I will end up cussing a bunch and buying some tools.

Regards the break-in, did you guys mostly use Gold Dots or shoot 100 rounds of other stuff then a box or so of GDs to confirm their function? I plan to carry with GDs but was thinking about shooting some other stuff first.     

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 07:22:06 AM »
Wecome to the Forum.   By the way, what is LGS?

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 09:43:58 AM »
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Offline Richard S

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Re: Jumping In
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 09:59:16 AM »
Thanks for the welcome. Regards disassembly, tools, etc. my LGS sales guy, who also carries one CCW, showed me how to take it down/reassemble. While he didn't remove the spring, he did the rest in a matter of seconds with no tools. No doubt he has done it a few times, but it made me hopeful I can manage. I also think it is likely that I will end up cussing a bunch and buying some tools.

Regards the break-in, did you guys mostly use Gold Dots or shoot 100 rounds of other stuff then a box or so of GDs to confirm their function? I plan to carry with GDs but was thinking about shooting some other stuff first.   

Campy:

And a welcome from me as well.

Regarding break-in, I echo Tracker's comment regarding a good clean and lube prior to the first range session. As for ammunition, I and a number of other members have used Winchester "White Box" FMJ for the initial range session, although it is what I call a "dirty" round. Speer Gold Dots are excellent carry rounds for this pistol. I've used them myself in the past, although I have now gone back to Remington Golden Saber 124-grain (standard pressure) loads. That is just my personal preference and I am no "missionary" on the subject.

Good luck with your Covert.
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