Revolver in the rain

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    Revolver in the rain

    Hey all,

    I often visit an environment where I am sweating, dirty, rained on, and submerged in water up to my neck. I know Glocks are great terrible condition guns. How will my LCR hold up in these conditions carried in a holster tshirt or shoulder rig. I will not be able to take the gun out to clean until home and don't want anyone to know I'm carrying. Also how about some other suggestions for guns for that scenario. Thanks.

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    What's the issue?

    A LCR, especially in a Kydex rig, isn't going to be hurt by some water. Unless you have some weird chemical balance in your sweat.
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    Water no, lots of mud and sand, yes. But lots of mud and sand is bad for any gun
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    If you clean it properly when you get home, it will be just fine. It's not made out of sugar.

    If they were so fragile, we'd still be fighting wars with sticks and rocks.

    Just understand, if you give it abuse like that... You will see wear marks on the gun. It won't look like you just took it out of the box.

    Ever see an M4 carbine after a tour of duty in Iraq or A-Stan? But they still work just fine if they are taken care of.
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    Hi AllAbt. My three cents.....keep your LCR bathed in good lube and moisture will shed like ducks off a wet pond. Hmmmm.....or is that water off a ducks butt? Hell, I never could get those sayings right.

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    Your LCR should be fine, as long as you clean it thoroughly to get rid of any remnants of water.

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    Use sealed ammunition.
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    As the others have said, keep it cleaned and keep it lubed, you should be fine.
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    Clean your weapon, unless you are a 2nd Lt. then try to find someone to clean it for you.

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    I think I would go with clean often and light lube vs "lubed up" as oil can trap dirt/dust.

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    Are you in these conditions every day? Once a week?

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    I ride a Motorcycle and carry in the rain often. I spent many years in the infantry, we went out in the rain just for fun.
    I have never had a weapon fail to fire because of rain, I have never had a weapon damaged by rain.
    If it gets nasty clean when you can as long as you do your normal basic maintenance the weapon and ammo will be fine.
    Now if you decide to go the the lake and take a swim with you weapon in the trunks I would suggest swapping out rounds when you can but chances are good the will fire.
    Oil is more of a killer to rounds than water.

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    Just make sure your ammo is sealed. Military ammo is sealed, commercial maybe, maybe not.
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    Of all the revolvers you could pick, it seems to me the LCR would be the among the BEST foul-environment picks!
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