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Field Strip Everytime??

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    I tend to field strip and clean each time, but I'm sure it isn't necessary especially with Glocks. I know a guy who routinely goes months and thousands of rounds with his competition G34 without cleaning, and I've never seen him have a malfunction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subcompact04 View Post
    Should you field strip your guns down everytime you shoot them?
    Everytime I come home from the range I take the barrel out, the springs, clean the mag well, inside the slide and run a patch through the barrel a few times. How often do you need to take them all the way down and clean the sears, the firing pins etc... I shoot a lot of wolf ammo in my taurus and xd. in my 1911 all ive ran so far is good quality ammo.
    Any input would be good .... Thanx.
    Well, the poll question is limiting. "Completely" field strip...isn't that like being a little bit pregnant? You either field strip or you don't, right? I dunno.

    I do the basic breakdown to the major components, which I consider a field strip...every time I shoot my carry gun. But I have been told, and read, that it could be considered "over-doing" it.
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    No

    My range sessions rarely involve more than 50 rounds. I clean the barrel, action and magazines/cylinder, without field-stripping the weapon(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    I don't really clean my guns as much as I change the oil.

    +1 on the no need to keep ARs clean, provided they are not junk, and you keep them well-lubed.


    The vast majority of AR problems can be traced directly to improperly cleaned (read DIRTY) and lubed guns.


    Excessive cleaning will wear out a gun. Especially guns that have lots of alloy parts.
    Proper cleaning methods and materials will NOT wear out a gun. Improper methods and materials will cause problems.
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    If I have shot my SD weapons I do it as soon as I get home, others within a day or so depending upon my schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amend2 View Post
    My range sessions rarely involve more than 50 rounds. I clean the barrel, action and magazines/cylinder, without field-stripping the weapon(s).
    For one thing that almost seems like a waste of time unless the range is next door to your house.
    For another, is that all you do even after you have been to the range 6, 7, or 8 times?
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    I don't, not every time. Depends on what my purpose is for shooting, and on how quickly I will be shooting again. I have a relatively large collection and always seem to be vetting one or two different guns. Part of my break-in process is to evaluate how well a gun can survive shooting while dirty. If I don't know the limits, I feel I don't know the gun well.

    Otherwise, once a gun has been broken in and is operating well after all the testing I have done, then I generally clean it after each time it's used.
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    Question

    are you guys sure?? i'm gonna look this one up lol

    of course, if i'm right, i shall promptly rub it in

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    If I only shoot a couple mags or cylinders of practice ammo through a gun it gets a barrel swab and exterior wipedown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    are you guys sure?? i'm gonna look this one up lol

    of course, if i'm right, i shall promptly rub it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoms View Post

    i stand corrected, my friends


    crap, i was hoping to be able to rub it in too

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    i do every time

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    Everytime....my conscience would bother me if I didn't.

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    OK NEXT QUESTION.... during the warmer months of the year when you cc how often do you give a wipe down-fieldstrip... everytime you get home... everytime you sweat profusely... once a week... everyother day... i carry a SA xdsc-9 I just got my cca and havnt had the chance to carry while its been real warm... its been in the 80's for the past few weeks here in missouri but nothing swealtering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post


    The vast majority of AR problems can be traced directly to improperly cleaned (read DIRTY) and lubed guns.


    Proper cleaning methods and materials will NOT wear out a gun. Improper methods and materials will cause problems.
    No. The vast majority of AR problems can be traced directly to

    a) lack of lubrication
    b) bad magazines
    c) worn out, poorly constructed or non-mil-spec weapons
    d) bad ammo

    I've never witnessed an AR malfunction on a properly lubricated weapon attributed to lack of cleaning. I am told that Pat Rogers had a malfunction on a piece he hadn't cleaned for 20,000 rounds, and I've seen a crap-ton of underlubricated M16s and M4s full of sand, but what you assert is absolutely opposite to my experience.

    http://www.militarytimes.com/news/20...cation_070716/
    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=31

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