Cleaning your CCW gun.

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; Don't know if this has been posted before but... My CCW gun seems to gather a heap of dust while in the pancake, so every ...

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.

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    VIP Member Array Sheldon J's Avatar
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    Cleaning your CCW gun.

    Don't know if this has been posted before but...
    My CCW gun seems to gather a heap of dust while in the pancake, so every couple of days I blow it down to remove the lint, inspect the mag, I give it a total breakdown cleaning and re-oil about once a month. Of coarse I do a total cleaning and inspection after a round at the range. The mag is checked every time before I go out the door.
    But once a few years back I had a friend that had been CCW for some time, and during a typical bull session I asked to see his .380 STAR (that was what I carried at the time too). When he handed it to me I dropped the mag and when I attempted to open the slide to inspect the chamber the action was rusted closed! I quickly reinserted the mag and handed it back to the guy and told him he needed a gun smith badly.
    So hence the poll how religious are you about keeping your CCW gun happy?
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    Member Array imatt's Avatar
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    Mine gets the dust/lint removed almost every time I wear it/them. As for going an extended time without cleaning (enoughso to rust closed), I try to fire carry guns at least every few weeks, so they get cleaned afterwards.

    I cannot imagine how long the gun hadn't been fired to have rusted shut!

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    I dont clean it very often, just after trips to the range. I do wipe down, check lint and function daily though.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I use a silicon cloth daily to take care of lint and smudge, though it only gets a true cleaning after a range visit. Though it is a Glock! They like it dirty.

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    depends on how often i shoot it.
    when at school i shoot around 3-4 times a week. so i do a normal cleaning about 2x a week, and a run with the bore snake when i shoot but dont clean.
    now im on christmas break so i only shoot 1x a week. so i have been cleaning it once ever 1-2 weeks.
    pretty much i clean every other time i shoot. and run bore snake through when i dont clean.
    i have gone a lot longer. never gotten to the point where the gun doesnt work as well. but i have gotten to the point to where i have disassembled and wondered how the heck it was still working fine.

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    Like others......really gets cleaned after a trip to the range. That usually ends up being every couple of weeks or so.

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    I won't clean it unless I can shoot it afterwards.

    Or should I say, I won't carry it unless it has been shot since I put it together last. Not sure why, but I just feel more confident that it will function when I need it if I have put a magazine through it since it was put together last. That means I probably don't take it apart and clean it more then once a month. I will wipe it down, etc. regularly to keep it looking nice and the lint out of the works.

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    Member Array DrBart2's Avatar
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    Once a month and always immediately after shooting it (range time). I try to spend some time at the range at least every other week, so the gun usually gets cleaned more than once per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mslaughtertx View Post
    I use a silicon cloth daily to take care of lint and smudge, though it only gets a true cleaning after a range visit. Though it is a Glock! They like it dirty.
    I’ll have to say I agree, but I do that with all my guns.

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    2-3 times a week. Clean it after I shoot it!
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    VIP Member Array glock27mark's Avatar
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    after each trip to the range, if i notice some dust. if im bored.(a clean gun is
    a happy gun)
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    the world coming too"



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    I don't shoot much in the dead of wintertime, so I don't field strip and clean my guns as often as I do the rest of the year. But I have a bore-snake in my range bag near my loading bench. It's there that I dry-fire a lot, and so I run the snake with break-free on it through the barrel at least every week.

    I do a field strip, clean and lubricate, pretty much always after I shoot it at the range.
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    Member Array tdpalmer's Avatar
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    I try to shoot at least every other weekend if not every weekend, so my carry gun gets a cleaning every week or so. I check it daily before putting it on, and de lint as needed.


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    Senior Member Array jualdeaux's Avatar
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    I clean it when I shoot it.

    I have a glock 26 that was my yard gun all summer. it had grass all up in it from all the mowing I did with it. I really wanted to take it and shoot IDPA with it at last month but it was cancelled due to rain. I decided to go ahead and give it a cleaning anyway. Even with all the crap in there it functioned fine.

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    I clean mine after a trip to the range. I'll wipe it down every couple of days.

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