Hi Folks, this is my first post. Just purchase a C9 yesterday. Been reading about breaking in by firing a couple hundred rounds. It occurred to me that pretty much the same thing could be accomplished by loading the clip and cycling the action a couple hundred rounds. I know, not as much fun as shooting, so what's the point. Well, I can't make it to the range till this weekend and wanted to play with my new toy. So, why not break it in... My thought was, cycling the action does all the same stuff that firing the C9 does, except NO BANG. You are feeding and ejecting rounds. The process seemed to work. For the first 100 rounds, no problems at all. Then at maybe 150 cycles I started to get feed/ejection failures. I disassembled and did a fluff and buff as described here: http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep.htm Also Lubrication. Reassembled and started cycling again. Now at over 200 cycles. It seems to be working fine and taking it to the range tomorrow for some BANGS!!! I will let you know how it behaves at the range. Also, don't ask me why, I tried a light coating of silicone on 8 rounds. Just thought that getting some silicone in the action couldn't hurt. WRONG!!! Don't ever do that. The rounds were so slick (even with the silicone being completely dry) they caused extraction problems. Went back to rounds without silicone and the extraction problems stopped right away. Any thoughts regarding the no-bang breakin? Seem logical? I would be willing to bet that at firearms factories they have test jigs set up that do exactly the same thing to wear test firearms.