This is a discussion on Field Strip Everytime?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by targus How long was it out of your possession and what kind of gun was it? Any rust or other problems from ...
not a highly recommended self defense gun or caliber - but it certainly did it's job as I did mine
No unusual issues other than a scratch in the wood grips and a little scratching in the blueing on the trigger guard where a wire was placed to attach a tag...
Shoot once, clean three times.
Shoot. Clean immediately after (or ASAP) and then the next two consecutive days.
While a firearm is living in the safe and not being shot, I'll usually just give it a monthly wipe-down with LSA and a visual inspection.
While I dont think you have to I ALWYAS do..for me its just part of the routine maintainance on them..when ever I shoot a gun within a day I will clean it.
If I shoot it, I clean it!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Yep, every time. To me, it's just part of it. Almost ceremonial in some way...I actually enjoy it.
Handguns not being carried are stored in the safe freshly cleaned and oiled, in a hard shell case with foam padding, with a piece of wax paper between the gun and foam. This keeps the oil on the gun and not soaked up in the foam and keeps the foam from drawing moisture and holding it against the gun. I've taken out weapons after a year of storage and they are still freshly oiled.
Last edited by BugDude; April 13th, 2010 at 09:28 PM. Reason: add'l info
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I don't field strip my guns every time I take them out to the range.But I do give them a good wipe down and a touch of oil.
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Yup - if it gets shot, it gets cleaned.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
I am curious ...
Why do some of you feel it is necessary to clean a gun every two to four weeks, when it hasn't been fired during that time?
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
Only my carry gun.....i actually put over 500 round thru my p-22 before cleaning and it would still cycle and fire. it was dirty i started to take a video of it to show its reliability.....carry gun gets cleaned always.
You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
1) Call someone with a gun.
2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man
i clean my guns every time after shooting, it is actually very calming. plus with my SD gun i want to make sure that if i ever need it in a SD situation that it is as perfect/operational as possible.
Glock 19, Trijicon Night Sights, Hogue Slip on Grip & 124gr Gold-Dots
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