Canoeing/River Floating with a Glock

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    Canoeing/River Floating with a Glock

    I'm going floating and canoeing this summer and had been wondering how to carry a handgun and keep it dry. I've been told that you don't have to worry about this and can swim with a Glock and not worry about it being submerged and wet. Is this the case? Would you have to be careful and strip it down and soak it in oil afterwards or is it completely water safe? Would it be ok for several day float before cleaning and oiling? I appreciate and comments and advice. Thanks.

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    I had mine in a standard holster and had it completely submerged during a fishing trip and it was fine. I'd definitely give it a good detail cleaning afterwards, though.

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    it will be fine, make sure you have waterproofed ammo and wipe the gun down with an oily rag at night

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    If I recall correctly, there was a torture test that involved firing a Glock after it had been submerged for a day or a week in salt water. I've also seen vidoes of them firing when submerged. Have fun canoeing.
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    If you are planning to get a gun wet, a Glock is the best choice. Just give it a good cleaning when you get back. Enjoy.
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    You afraid of Somali Pirates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    You afraid of Somali Pirates?
    Haha I was kind of thinking the same thing, you normally don't run into much gunfire in a canoe :D

    But if people want to carry, they're going to carry. :)
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    mr ziplock comes in handy, i put my j frame in one of them one time i went canoeing
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    You can always get waterproof bags at places like Bass Pro Shop, etc., if you want to be headache free!
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    Last time I went canoeing was before I became a Glock guy.

    I carried a stainless Commander CCW and a 5.5" Redhawk in my pack. Neither was any worse for the wear after the trip with only a minimum of maintenance.

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    Don't try this with a 1911.

    Is there any ammo that is advertised as waterproof?


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    You can protect your regular carry ammo from moisture and water with fingernail sealant; they make sealant for women to strengthen nails. Or you can use clear fingernail polish if you dilute by half with acetone. Good idea to tint it to see coverage if you can. Just put it lightly on the primer and around the crimp/neck. You can also buy bullet primer and sealant for cheap from Midway, etc. if you don't want to make your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    Haha I was kind of thinking the same thing, you normally don't run into much gunfire in a canoe :D

    But if people want to carry, they're going to carry. :)
    Wildlife could be a problem, not just BG's. I about had to shoot an extremely large snapping turtle while fishing the other day. Dang thing bout climbed in the boat. You never know what you're gonna need it for, and if you're gonna be getting a gun wet, it might as well be a glock.

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    Why do you need a Glock while canoeing? Did you watch Deliverance or something?

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    You need a Russian SPP-1 Underwater Pistol
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