It would also be good if they added a second mag to the package.
Yeah I'll stick with the SA-35 over the FN version,I think S A did a fantastic job of bringing back something that shouldn't disappeared in the first place.See where FN is introducing a new Hi-Power. Looks like it has a lot of the same upgrades as the SA-35 but is heavier, has a 17 round mag for the freedom loving states and is pricier.
FN High Power™ Series | FN® (fnamerica.com)
I haven't bought a "new" gun in as long as I can remember. So, I've never had an opportunity to even consider this. In the "old days" it made sense, but in what I called the. "old days" people buying guns were much more likely to understand this. It's now 2022, and I suspect buyers expect to purchase something, and immediately start using it.All pistols in my experience should be/must be stripped when first unpacked, cleaned, oiled and rack the slide and engage the slide stop and work the safety, then put in empty mag to see if all is functioning. Good shooting.
If nothing more than to just gain familiarity and have a "get to know you session", I always field strip, clean and lube any new weapon before I shoot it.One question if anyone here knows - is it ready for shooting right out of the box, or does it have any protective lube that should be cleaned off first?
Congrats !Well, I got the gun this morning - very nice. I felt "dry" as I took it apart, but apparently that's just because it is new. The parts have a fresh coat of oil on them, so it appears to be pre-lubed, and ready to go. I tried to contact Springfield to confirm what I should or should not do, but all I could reach is voicemail. Maybe I'll call again tomorrow - I'd rather know their recommendations before I start to shoot it.
As to the gun manual, it reads like every other gun manual, very simple basic instructions, and a note not to over-lubricate the gun.
Unless they tell me otherwise, I plan to re-assemble it, and shoot it the way they sent it to me.
I also want to ask them if this gun can be dry-fired.