This is a discussion on gun cleaning within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i was just wondering what others are doing as far as gun cleaning.
after a set amount of rounds? set time periods regardless of rounds ...
April 2nd, 2006 03:19 AM
i was just wondering what others are doing as far as gun cleaning.
after a set amount of rounds? set time periods regardless of rounds fired?................????.
i like to clean mine after every trip to the range and have always done so. my uncle always comments on how often i clean my pistols so i just wonder what the masses are doing.
April 2nd, 2006 03:19 AM
April 2nd, 2006 03:26 AM
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I don't clean mine as often as I should but when I do, I detail strip my 1911's then inspect, clean and lube every part and every spring individually.
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April 2nd, 2006 03:33 AM
They get a cleaning after every trip to the range, whether they need it or not. My 1911 gets detail stripped after every third trip, just a field strip for the other two. One of those quirks the Army left me with, now I can't leave a firearm dirty for more than a day or two.
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April 2nd, 2006 04:22 AM
I clean mine everytime I use them.
*Bang* take apart clean
*bang* take apart clean
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April 2nd, 2006 09:19 AM
I clean mine after each use. I will also sit down and clean the ones that have not seen use in a while. Just to say hello and let them know I care.
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April 2nd, 2006 09:27 AM
After every shooting session, even if I only put a few rounds through it.
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April 2nd, 2006 11:15 AM
Handguns - since I shoot a lot of cast lead, I clean after every session which usually amounts to a couple hundred rounds. If I just shoot a box I'll usually forego cleaning.
Rifles - I clean after every session, and of course w/ corrosive ammo - it gets cleaned immediately after shooting. I do admit - sometimes the SKS goes a couple of sessions without cleaning -they were designed to be dirty. :)
April 2nd, 2006 11:31 AM
After every trip to the range + once a week
April 2nd, 2006 11:40 AM
After every trip to the range. Skipped that once, wife had a FTF, <high pitched voice> "Never skipped it again ".
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April 2nd, 2006 12:35 PM
My self defense carry firearm is always immaculate.
My other firearms I tend to let go until I can clean them all at one time or when I have time to do the job right.
When I say "let go" I do not mean that I just let them sit in the safe filthy.
I usually run an oily patch through the bore...plus quickly wipe fingerprints off of exterior surfaces & then I Zip Loc Bag them with a small amount of this powder added in the bag called "Vapor Phase Inhibitor" It was available (at one time) from Brownell's (I don't know if they still sell it) I bought a couple of cans many years ago & it lasts forever.
I guess that is one advantage of having more than a few guns to shoot...I can wait to clean them all at one time and do a perfect job of it.
One advantage of using the Vapor Phase Inhibitor is that I am able to "bag" a firearm dirty (know in advance that it won't rust or corrode) & then just take it out and run a few clean, dry patches through the bore & shoot it again a few weeks or a month later.
It prevents rust & pitting and works perfectly (for me)
My Wife is extremely "Solvent Sensitive" & so when I clean ~ I have to clean outdoors. I have let some firearms go from late fall till spring without any problems whatsoever.
April 2nd, 2006 12:38 PM
After each range session and usually once a week on the lint/debris from carrying.
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April 2nd, 2006 12:41 PM
Mine get cleaned after every trip to the range-if I don't, it bugs me until I do it.
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April 2nd, 2006 12:54 PM
I can after each range trip.
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April 2nd, 2006 01:03 PM
Field strip and clean usually after each range session, detail strip every 5th or 6th (carry guns).
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April 2nd, 2006 07:45 PM
thanks guys now i dont feel like i have ocd
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