Field Strip Everytime??

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    Quote Originally Posted by targus View Post
    How long was it out of your possession and what kind of gun was it? Any rust or other problems from not cleaning it for so long?
    I got lucky, six weeks and it was a Browning Buckmark .22 LR Cal.

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR D View Post
    I got lucky, six weeks and it was a Browning Buckmark .22 LR Cal.

    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...
    Wow, if you have the time and inclination, I'd really like to hear that story. After all, it truly was a "defensive" use of a firearm and that's what this board is all about!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Povo View Post
    Shoot once, clean three times.

    Shoot. Clean immediately after (or ASAP) and then the next two consecutive days.
    Three times? Isn't that a little OCD/excessive?

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    If I shoot it, I clean 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.
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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.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Yup - if it gets shot, it gets cleaned.
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    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?
    Lint. Dust. Especially if you pocket carry.
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subcompact04 View Post
    I do try to at least field strip everytime i shoot but sometimes it just doesnt happen ... cant wait to tear in to my 1911 and take it all the way down
    Lay it out exactly as it came apart the first time you take it apart. It will help you to understand it's operation and help prevent installing parts backwards when putting it back together. Once you've done it a couple times, you'll know which way things are suppose to go and not have to worry about laying it out exactly as it came apart.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    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?
    Lint. Dust. Especially if you pocket carry.
    It's not only pocket carry. IWB gets dirt, lint, sweat, etc. OC gets exposed to the outside elements.
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