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I am picking up my first firearm, the Walther P99 9mm, this Sunday. As I am new to owning a gun I was wondering how does one go about breaking a gun in? Do I even need to break it in? What brand/type of ammunition do you recommend using for the first time? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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Welcome to WaltherForums!

You've made a GREAT first choice in a gun. I also bought the P99 as my first pistol, not really knowing what to expect. But the more guns I shoot, the more I realize how really well engineered and manufactured this puppy is, and the more I like it.

Break-in of a gun is fairly simple. The general recommendation is to field-strip and clean the gun of any possible residual machining and manufacturing 'gook', reassemble and lightly lube, then shoot a few hundred rounds of factory ammo, say around 200 - 300 rounds. You'll probably find that the P99 doesn't really require any break-in, but hey... it's fun to make some noise with your first gun, anyway.
 

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Suggest 124gr FMJ either CCI/Blazer/Lawman, Federal American Eagle, PMC, Winchester or my preference Geco/RWS (but you probably won't find that stuff). Any good 124gr FMJ full load will do good for break in.

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James
 
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