This is a discussion on Field Strip Everytime?? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gasmitty ??? Are you using abrasives to clean your guns? Nope. Note the plurality of my experience is military in nature, and ...
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
I don't know if you should strip your firearms down everytime but I do, not because I feel that I have too but because I like too
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During my break-in periods, I stress the ammo, to find what the gun likes and dislikes. Ideally, I end up finding the perfect ammo and knowing why it runs better. Likewise, I do the same thing with cleaning and lubrication, to better know where the gun's weak points are. Once I'm carrying it, I know better what I've got and how it will likely perform ... at all times, in all conditions.
Better to know it than to be surprised, IMO.
Now this may be because of the 1980's era cleaning products we had at the time, but even with Gunzilla, I have seen this happen. Of course with GZ it is practically sterilized afterwards!!!
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Originally Posted by UnklFungus
For piece of mind I make sure to clean my gun after shooting it. I just feel better knowing that my gun is clean and lubricated at all times - after all it is my EDC and I want it to perform when I need it to.
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli" Clemenza
I keep my daily carry gun immaculate.
My range guns and especially my other 1911s...if I am going to shoot them again soon then I wipe the exterior with a slightly oily rag & I pop the gun into a Zip Loc bag with a couple of these:
RUST BLOX VAPOR TABS (available from Brownell's)
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When I'm ready to shoot that gun again I give it a quick habitual "look over" - and check for bore obstruction - pop a little oil on the rails & I'm good to go again.
Never any rust or corrosion problems.
I used to clean my guns constantly but, I am just too busy these days.
The Vapor Tabs effectively put my guns into limbo and block any possible rust or corrosion.
After I have that gun out 3 or 4 times I'll throughly clean it.
It works for me.
I run 3-5K rounds thru all of my Glocks every year. I tear them down and clean them in Simple Green when I clean them. That also includes my 1911 style pistols. Same treatment. Works great and is Green Frendly.....
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Yes, everytime I shoot, If not used in a couple of weeks it gets field stripped and cleaned anyway.
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I do, but you probably don't have to. Even on my Glocks, if I fire 1 magazine I clean them up. Not as thoroughly as my 1911, but I still give them a quick scrub down the barrel and a wipe down and lube.
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