Do you consider Ease of Maintainance when selecting a new weapon?

Do you consider Ease of Maintainance when selecting a new weapon?

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    Do you consider Ease of Maintainance when selecting a new weapon?

    Is ease of breakdown and troubleshooting a factor when picking out a new gun? Im sure some of you out there are pistolsmiths and like a challenge but many of us are not.

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    How are Sigs with regards to takedown/maintenance? Taurus Mil Pro?
    Ive heard the Taurus can be a real headache.


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    Sig takedown for cleaning could not be easier.

    1. Unload and verify clear.
    2. Lock slide to the rear.
    3. Rotate takedown lever downward.
    4. Pull slide slightly to the rear to release lock and ease forward off the frame.
    5. Remove recoil spring and guide.
    6. Remove barrel from slide.

    Done.

    Reassemble in reverse order.

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    I can field strip a Glock in 3 seconds.

    Cleaning is a snap.

    Reassembly takes 5 seconds.
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    Yep--lot's of wide, flat surfaces inside a GLOCK too--no nooks, no crannies. I can clean the whole gun from field strip in 5 minutes, detail strip in 15. This played a big part in my choosing GLOCK for competition, and guided my decision for carry (carry what you compete with).

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    My only requirement is that none of my carry guns require any kind of take down tool. As long as I can dismantle my gun using nothing but what God gave me when I came out of my mother's womb I'm fine with it.

    If I need a punch or a wrench or a pin or anything like that I usually shy away from carrying it. I may carry it every now and then but as a general rule I don't want to have to rely on a tool to take down my gun.

    That being said, blindfold me, give me any gun I own and I'll have it apart in seconds.

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    Dunno about Taurus, but Glocks are a breeze to maintain/clean.
    Sigs are easy too.

    It does affect my decision to buy ...... how easy/hard it is to strip/clean/maintain.
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    Short answer: Yes.
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    Im glad to know im not considered a 'wimp' for not liking a challenge with a puzzle type gun.

    Any more input on the Taurus Mil Pro?

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    Do you consider Ease of Maintainance when selecting a new weapon?
    To answer your question-(and you might appreciate it this way since it appears noone has answered that yet)---NO. My selection of firearms or handguns in particular has never been based on ease of {maintenance}. Quite simply put--that won't rank high on the priority list although in the end, that is always a plus after the fact. I've had quite a few pistols in my day, and quite frankly-I've modified some of those where it was actually harder to take them down to do routine maintenance than when they were stock! Mainly those were the 1911 models where a stock one could be disassembled by hand, then after mods required tools to take them down. I'm rather meticulous when it comes to my firearms anyway-cleaning and care as I see them as an investment--not so much as a financial investment, but an investment in life as well. Just like taking care of a vehicle. I've chosen Glock as my main pistol in many forms--not for the ease of cleaning or maintaining, but for all the rest of the benefits those models bring (for me). My only SIG considers itself a member of the family only because of my decision in it's being the best currently available platform in 45ACP that works (for me)[I've had the Glock models 21,30]. Both SIG and Glock pistols are easily cared for and pretty much user friendly, which they should be as anyone who carries should shoot and practice often--with an easily maintainable firearm--that is usually more frequent no doubt. But I would never let the ease of maintenance of a firearm (or pistol) dictate my choice of such. Most current pistol models (that I'm aware of or familiar with) are easily taken down/maintained with your bare hands and following the owner's manual.

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    I have a Taurus Mil Pro, PT145 and it is really no problem at all. Like any other, you just have to follow directions and actually perform the task a couple of times. I like my Taurus.

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    Yss...I care maintenance into accout--which is why I won't buy another Ruger .22 pistol

    SIG....easy as pie....+1 MattLarson
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    Short Answer: Yes

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    Yes The glock and berettas are the best for me.

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    It's a plus, in my opinion the fewer parts the better
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    The hardest part of taking down a millienum is getting the takedown pin out. But after the first time as long as you lightly lube the pin its easy as pie.
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