How often do you clean your edc?

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; I give mine a thorough cleaning after every trip to the range. Between those, if it starts to look like the lint is building up ...

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    I give mine a thorough cleaning after every trip to the range. Between those, if it starts to look like the lint is building up I clear the gun, wipe down the outside and blow stuff out of the innards if there is anything.
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    When ever my belly button can't possibly hold any more lint, it's time to check the gun too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberpackn View Post
    I clean my edc each week. Or immediately after range time.

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    yep same here

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    after every range trip. even if it's just 50 rounds. but I do it very ligthtly. I have grease on some of my guns on the slide rails, I don't touch that. I'll take the carbon off the feed ramps, and run a bore snake through the pistols and call it a day.

    I also wipe everything down with tuf cloth

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    Always after shooting. Then I have a few lint-free rags that are relatively clean and have absorbed their share of various grease, lube, and metal conditioner. I wipe down the exterior whenever it looks like it could use it or the temperature shifts have left it looking parched :) ... Now at work my pockets like to fill with this really annoying brand of crap that comes in 3 different textures... 2 of which like to get into my pocket carry. I keep an eye on that and deal with it about every 2 weeks.
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    Every day I wipe it down with an oily rag. It’s not just a cleaning; in an inspection of all the parts too

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    every time i go to the range, generally every two to three weeks
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    I clean mine every 1-2 weeks, normally one just sits in the safe, but it's a good habit to clean them at the same time :)
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    Wipe it when I take it out of the holster for the night. I lube my EDC probably more heavily than the average bear and with an IWB I still rarely have problems with dirt or lint. I keep the outside of the slide pretty dry, but that's to keep from staining clothing, and I use a very light oil followed by a single swipe of a dry patch in the bore.

    I do at least a quick clean and lube after every time shooting, which is once or twice a week (pretty nice when transport to the primary range involves walking out the back door and over the hill - makes it worth going out even if it's only to do a quick couple drills). If I'm going through more than a box of ammo, I do a deeper clean.

    Non-EDC - clean/lube after shooting, and again I leave them with a bit more lube than most people I know. If I'm going out for a real range trip to shoot a lot, I'll clean and lube the night prior before I stage my gear. Hunting firearms I usually clean/lube before the season starts, and any time I've had them out in the wet or shot even a single round.

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    Clean after every range session(once a week or so) Then I shoot 1 mag through it. I don't beleive in trusting my life on something after it was taken apart and put back together with out a real test.
    How many would fly on an airplane that went into a yearly maintenance and all they did was ground checks?

    I do have the advantage of shooting on my own land.

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    I take it down and check it out frequently but I only clean it if it's dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    How many would fly on an airplane that went into a yearly maintenance and all they did was ground checks?
    Interesting point - I've done ^^^ for 20+ years...

    Some aviation to SD parallels, though:
    Thorough preflight ~ Function Check
    BUG ~ Ejection Seat

    Though forced landing in a field has a completely different (and much more negative) connotation...

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