This is a discussion on How often do you clean your edc? within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by DC Even though the lint in the barrel looks funky, how much could it hurt to be there when the gun is ...
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I will wipe it down if I handle it a lot for whatever reason, and then a quick cleaning after I shoot it. After I notice the quick cleanings are falling behind I give it a thorough cleaning.
I use Tetra Gun Grease on my handguns. With my Glocks, I clean them after every range, but, I only use a bore snake. My main goal is to clean the feed ramp of residue. When I change my truck oil, I field strip it and clean and relube, which is every 3 months. And once a year, I completely disasemble for a detail cleaning.
About the same with the 1911.
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I wipe it down once a week & ONLY clean it after range time.
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I've got my SO convinced that when a gun gets dirty you should put it in the safe and get another. We can't after all have dirty tools. :D
I'll clean them after I shoot them, no matter if I shoot 3 rounds or 3000. But I don't clean it just for the heck of it, even if it sits for over a month without being shot. I'm really not to obsessive about it. I've never had a gun fail due to being dirty.
I have glocks.... you are supposed to clean these things?
Former EDC Glock 23: Went 5,000 rounds without any cleaning or lubing whatsoever. Zero malfunctions.
Current EDC Glock 19: Goes 500 to 1,000 rounds before cleaned and lubed, but round count really has nothing to do with it. Typically, I only clean it if I'm bored!
FWIW, I'm of the camp which believes that cleaning a Glock can result in more harm than good. Glock also states in the manual that Glock pistols only require light lubing.
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After every range visit which is 2x/month.
My EDC is fuzzier than a Chia-pet. Is it time to clean it?
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Every time it needs it!
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After range use (about 300 rounds or so). I too, used to clean it after shooting 100 rounds but it really is over doing it.
Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.
I wipe it down with a silicone cloth a couple of times a week and clean it after a trip to the range.
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I've heard that I don't really need to clean my Glock, but I like to take care of my investments. Clean after every range trip. Wipedown and inspect once a week or if I'm really bored. I find it personally embarrassing to have a furry gun, so I do check for lint regularly.
Man, that's a REALLY good idea! Unfortunately, I doubt I could convice my wife.....I've got my SO convinced that when a gun gets dirty you should put it in the safe and get another. We can't after all have dirty tools. :D