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What do you clean on?

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    I lay down several layers of newspaper on the kitchen table, then my Neoprene gun cleaning mat. Works pretty well.
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    I always wondered how folks could have a ND while disassembling their Glocks for cleaning, which does involve pulling the trigger.

    Now I know...drinking beer while cleaning your guns!

    Seriously, guns and alcohol don't mix...even while just cleaning them.

    OK...rant off. Back to your regular programming...

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    Usually old t-shirts or towel on my drawing table.
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    Nother vote for the cleaning mat - works really well and you just roll it up when done.

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    I use "bag of rags" from the box home improvement stores
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    I use my ExWife's expensive linen table napkins... sorry hun

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    For handguns a mat with a roll of masking tape, lay the gun on the roll of tape, when puching pins out for a complete disasemble they drop inside the roll of tape. Won't mar the finish.
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    I use my ExWife's expensive linen table napkins... sorry hun
    Now that is good. I never have figured out why we have nice napkins if we cannot use them lest they get dirty, stained, whatever. After three decades, I am trained not to ask these types of questions. But I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I always wondered how folks could have a ND while disassembling their Glocks for cleaning, which does involve pulling the trigger.

    Now I know...drinking beer while cleaning your guns!

    Seriously, guns and alcohol don't mix...even while just cleaning them
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    OK...rant off. Back to your regular programming...

    Old towels for me.
    I respect your point and would totally agree with the general observation, however let me assure you that having a beer or two while doing anything has little to no effect on the safety value IMO, for me anyway. I mean dang dude, I'm not a drunk and not advocating becoming intoxicated while doing anything with a deadly weapon. Not to mention the fact that, any pistol that I'm cleaning has been cleared long before the top is popped, and I don't leave um loaded in he safe when I'm putting um back up, so there's no chambering after the cleaning. I dare say I am as safe, or safer than you are and feel that's a fair assessment seeing how you presumed first that I'm not.

    Oh' and here's a for you.

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    I use a micro fiber towel. They are pretty cheap and u can find em anywhere.And I usually do the final wipe down with it when done cleaning.Works well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    I respect your point and would totally agree with the general observation, however let me assure you that having a beer or two while doing anything has little to no effect on the safety value IMO, for me anyway. I mean dang dude, I'm not a drunk and not advocating becoming intoxicated while doing anything with a deadly weapon. Not to mention the fact that, any pistol that I'm cleaning has been cleared long before the top is popped, and I don't leave um loaded in he safe when I'm putting um back up, so there's no chambering after the cleaning. I dare say I am as safe, or safer than you are and feel that's a fair assessment seeing how you presumed first that I'm not.

    Oh' and here's a for you.

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    Wasn't meant as a personal reprimand, more as a general comment.

    Sorry you took offense.

    My comment, however, stands as is. Firearms and alcohol don't mix - ever. Not while shooting, not while cleaning, and not even while carrying. Not in any quantity.

    Even small quantities of alcohol impair your judgment (as do other medications and drugs).

    That's my considered opinion, FWIW. I don't want to derail this thread further. If anyone wants to debate this point, start another thread - though I'm sure it's been discussed before.

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    Newspapers and several layers of old towels on my garage workbench is a nice workspace for gun cleaning...
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    winter- dining room table and newspaper, summer-carport and whatever is handy.

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