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Cleaning your CCW gun.

This is a discussion on Cleaning your CCW gun. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I wipe it down every day, but like most here I clean primarily after I've been to the range, which regrettably is only about once ...

View Poll Results: How Often do you clean your CCW?

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  • (gun) Daily

    3 1.34%
  • (gun) Every couple of days.

    13 5.80%
  • (gun) Once a Week.

    47 20.98%
  • (gun) Every Few Weeks.

    81 36.16%
  • (gun) Once a Month.

    66 29.46%
  • (gun) Once a year or when ever I think of it.

    16 7.14%
  • Check What??

    4 1.79%
  • (mag) I do the above and check the mag Daily.

    24 10.71%
  • (mag) I only check the mag when I do my general inspection.

    53 23.66%
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Thread: Cleaning your CCW gun.

  1. #31
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    I wipe it down every day, but like most here I clean primarily after I've been to the range, which regrettably is only about once a month. Less than I'd like, but I also like not having the gun freeze to my hands.

    If it takes more than a month to get out and shoot it, I usually clean it.

    I also checked 'Check what?' If I had mags, I'd check them every day, as well. I fire a revo, however, so I usually check to make sure the cylinder spins. Oh, and that it's loaded. That helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I dont clean it very often, just after trips to the range. I do wipe down, check lint and function daily though.
    Same here, also and some oil if it's needed.

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    My carry weapon is a M&P 40 I got it stored away until Blackhawk sends me a new Holster. When I carry it I clean every other week. I'm carrrying my G22 till I get my M&P squared away. I clean my Glock whenever I think about it, or every trip to the range which ever comes first.
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  5. #34
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    Every few weeks, after a range trip. I try to get out to the range twice a month or more, weather permitting.

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    Every time I shoot, generally once a week. I voted for once a week. If I don't shoot it (I do have a couple I don't always shoot), I don't clean it other than a quick inspection and wipe.
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    I keep a can of compressed air by my bed and blow out the lint every night. It gets either a swipe of oil or CLP every several days (air blows out some oil, I presume, so I replenish the light coat as necessary). The leather on my holster makes the leather-side of the slide look funny, so I wipe that more often with a bit of oil or CLP. It gets a good cleaning after every trip to the range.

    not sure what exactly you want me to check on the mag. I drop it every night to de-chamber my gun. I use it to re-chamber every morning. Does that count? I purposefully do this routine because I want there to be SOME requisite clear-headed-ness in order to make the gun function in the middle of the night if I awaken to a bump in said night.

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    Usually once a month unless I shoot it. It's winter now, so I'm limited on shooting areas.
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    It seems that the most obvious choice was omitted from this poll:

    X Soon after each time that it is fired.

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    Carry gun is my competition gun so practice weekly if not more but down right cold out recently, field strip and Weapon Shield after practice, detail strip when I change springs.
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    After I shoot it at the range.

  12. #41
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    I clean and lube everything after it's been used. Usually after each range visit. This is usually twice a month.

    As always... just my opinion.
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    Only when I shoot it.

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    I use to shoot IPSC, the only time I had failures was if I didn't get a chance to shoot after a good cleaning to dirty it up a bit.

    I now carry a Glock and shoot jacketed bullets and smokless powder; so what's to clean????? I clean it after a couple thousand rounds; check for obstructions & lint daily and hand cycle a half dozen rounds about 1 a week. I will not carry a clean gun, after a good cleaning I step out back and fire 1 mag to dirty it up and make sure it is working.

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    After every trip to the range.

    That would be about every other week.

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