Read through the directions in a fit of boredom. It recommends a 200 round break in because of the close tolerances. Additionally there was something in the manual that really surprised me. Toward the end they say that if you ever have to use your pistol in self-defense and it is taken as evidence by the police, they will give you a new one. They also say it applies to law-enforcement officers if they purchased the pistol on their own.