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    How often do you clean it?

    Although I prefer to shoot often, and always clean my guns after I shoot, there are many times I don't have time to shoot. However, I carry daily, and recognize that dust and dirt collect in my carry gun. How often do you clean your carry gun, even if you don't shoot it?

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    Once per month (ish).
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    Once a month for me too.
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    Only after I shoot, unless it has been in the safe for a few months. Otherwise, every time I shoot it.

    But I am married, have two boys and need the excuse for solitude.
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    I admit it, my Glock and M&P don't get cleaned all that often. My 1911 gets cleaned after every shooting.
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    Also about every month of carry for the dust that gets in there. Sometimes more frequently.

    And after every time out to the range. ;)

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    If I shoot them, I clean them.
    If they sit in the safe for a while, I clean them.
    I just took three long guns out of the safe that have not been touched for quite a while...just wanted to wipe them down.
    I enjoy gun cleaning, but then I don't have to go to work any more...a bad day cleaning guns is better than a good day at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maltdoctor View Post
    Although I prefer to shoot often, and always clean my guns after I shoot, there are many times I don't have time to shoot. However, I carry daily, and recognize that dust and dirt collect in my carry gun. How often do you clean your carry gun, even if you don't shoot it?

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    I always felt that cleaning my guns too often just wears them out.
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    I like a lil dirt on my gun...makes it feel Manly..like washing your hands every 5 minutes...you get sick easier...your body needs a little germs to stay healthy...Gun Dirt is good...not to much only in moderation...lol

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    I clean after every shoot and if not fired at least monthly. The C&R are cleaned at least quarterly and my Big Bang Calcium carbide cannons that the grand kids shoot on New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July are washed down with a garden hose after firing.
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    After every shooting.

    Pretty ridiculous but i can't stand a dirty weapon.

    On the flip side my uncle has an XD-9SC that's never been cleaned with god knows how many rounds put through it and its never had a single malfunction of any sort... He claims he'll clean it whenever it acts up lol

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    Either every other trip to the range, or every third trip, which is about every 400 to 600 rds.

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    Whenever I fire a gun, I clean it afterward.

    For my carry guns, every 2-4 weeks even without it being fired. They are lint magnets.
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    Weekly, need it or not. I HATE lint.
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