all of the above
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What do you use to wipe down your weapon? Oily t-shirt, patches, silicone cloth, other??
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EDC's Colt Defender 45 acp and S&W 442 .38
Springfield XD 45 acp
Ruger Super RedHawk .44 mag
mossberg 590 12 gauge tactical
Outer's gun and reel cloth;it is impregnated with silicone and has worked for me for about the past 30 years....
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I cut up an old 'black' t-shirt for this. I use CLP and wipe the outside til it shines again. The black t-shirt wont leave noticeable fuzzy's on the gun like a white t-shirt does.
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I buy pre-oiled 'gun wipes' followed by a clean T-shirt (old but clean).
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Cool forum, as I have just started with the whole CC thing.
Have you ever heard of DRY silicone gun cloths? Don't leave your hands all oily and greasy - great as a last wipe cloth. They sell some cool ones at GunCloths.com - Home - political messages, gun graphics, etc.
I have a 100% cotton T shirt that I sprayed with RemOil. I use it to wipe down my guns.
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I have an old golf towel that is only used to wipe down the gun's exterior after I spray it liberally with pure silicone. Never had a rust issue
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silicone cloth... And I use one all the time between cleanings
i go get sham clothes from the auto store the super soft ones that have no lint they have served me well had my wife send them to me when i was in iraq and they even helped get the ultra fine dirt off then i would leave them dry where i am now i use a light and i mean light coating of hoppes gun oil ie one drop on one side of the slide spread with my finger and lightly wiped with the sham cloth repeated on the other side