The importance of proper maintenance

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    The importance of proper maintenance

    I wanted to share this blog post with you guys. I conducted a test to see just how hostile of an environment a front pocket was for a small pocket pistol.

    Military Arms Channel Blog: The Importance of Proper Maintenance

    I think you might be surprised at what I found, I know I was.
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    Thanks for the reminder. It's also a good idea to turn your pockets inside out when washing them.
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    Hmmm... I own that same gun. Was that carrying in a holster or not? I would think in a holster it would not be as bad, although I am going to clean my pretty often anyway since I hope to always be shooting regularly.

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    My glock 17 defies all logic.

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    As someone who pocket carries a lot, I am amazed at what built up in your .380.

    What I really would have liked to have read was, if you fired the gun in that condition, what the results may have been.
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    Thats wild, some big lint in such a tight space. I dont pocket carry but I still perform routine maintenance. Great reminder
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    I have a recurring monthly appointment on my calendar to remind me to clean out my guns. My striker-fired pocket pistols (PM9, G26) get notably less dirty than my hammer fired one (LCP).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryArms View Post
    I wanted to share this blog post with you guys. I conducted a test to see just how hostile of an environment a front pocket was for a small pocket pistol.

    Military Arms Channel Blog: The Importance of Proper Maintenance

    I think you might be surprised at what I found, I know I was.
    Thanks for the heads-up. Keep the Videos coming. I enjoy the YOUTUBE channel.

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    I pocket carry a S&W 642 in either a leather or kydex pocket holster. The pockets are reinforced and lengthened. I do a quick maintenance check of dust, swab (barrel and cylinders) and check/tighten screws every day. 30 Years active duty in USMC, old habits die hard. I trust a weapon only if I have maintained it and checked it myself. I have had weapons fail me in a combat environment, so I understand their fallibility.
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    Thanks for the post! I pocket carry a taurus 85, and i have seen lint build up around the cylinder and hammer even in a holster! I try to take about 30mins to apply a thin layer of CLP to my EDC weapons every sunday. Good way to keep them maintained. And once a month they get a complete strip down. And guess what i forgot to do sunday? Thanks for the reminder!
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    Dust 'em so you can dust 'em.
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    I don't think I'd fire it in that condition, even just to test it -- if that lint, a primary cause of dryer fires from nothing more than built up heat -- catches fire inside the weapon it will probably not be pretty.

    I'm going to check my PM9 right now. It stays in my pocket inside my Remora, but I'm curious as to how it's faring in there.

    Good post.
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    Okay MA, 'fess up - did you have a holster on that pocket gun?
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