Every new firearm should be clean and lubed before firing (In my opinion). This serves three purposes. First, removes any and all packing/shipping grease or oil. Many times this is a protective coating rather than a lubricant. Think about it....the weapons may sit on a shelf, in a back room or warehouse for months. No telling on the climate control....
Many complaints about new weapons malfunctioning are due to not being cleaned prior to use. Second, it remove any remnants of the manufacturing process. Metal chips, slag or flashing from the frame. Lastly, it gives the owner a chance to inspect and get intimately familiar with their new firearm. As a bonus, you have the benefit of know your new firearm is lubed with your lubricant of choice.
I just bought a VP9, my 6th HK pistol.
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