Carry weapon cleaning frequency?

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    Carry weapon cleaning frequency?

    I carry a XD 45 and have noticed that it has dust bunnies crawling around in the cracks and crevices. How often do you experts clean your carry weapon?

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    Mike

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    Seems like compressed air would get it out if it bugs you....otherwise, doesn't really seem like much of a big deal.
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    I blow mine out with compressed air, and lubricate, biweekly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    I blow mine out with compressed air, and lubricate, biweekly.
    Sounds about right to me.
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    Once a week as usually shoot my EDC weekly.

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    I clean mine every time I shoot it, if I go a couple of weeks in a row without shooting it, I'll clean it up just so I have some interaction with it, don't want it to think I have someone else.

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    Frequent shooting scares the "dust bunnies" away...

    I shoot my array of carry guns once a month and clean them after every range trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    Frequent shooting scares the "dust bunnies" away...

    I shoot my array of carry guns once a month and clean them after every range trip.
    I like your way the best!

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    I clean/lube mines every other week. The last thing that I need is my gun to dry up on me and FTE if things go south.
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    EVERYDAY!! yes, thats right. But I shoot at least 50rds everyday. My other guns get cleaned maybe weekly or bi-weekly. The ones I shoot often anyway. The others that just sit in the safe and never get used are basically just lubed up to protect the metal once every month or so.

    I am anal about my firearms. Its truly a love affair, and some people have even called me OCD about it! I'm not that anal as to completely break down or detail strip my EDC everyday, but I do that once a week, on Saturday nights. My everyday clean on my EDC is usually a field strip, AP brush scrub, wipe and Q-tip, lube, and reassemble. Takes me about 20 minutes minimum.

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    Keep a can of compressed air handy to keep the dust bunnies at bay. I would suggest shooting your EDC at least once a month, more if possible. Then clean it after you shoot it. In between, hit it with some air every other week or so. The XD, much like the Glock, is a reliable weapon that won't jam with some lint in the trigger. It's a pretty robust platform, so I wouldn't obsess over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    EVERYDAY!! yes, thats right. But I shoot at least 50rds everyday. My other guns get cleaned maybe weekly or bi-weekly. The ones I shoot often anyway. The others that just sit in the safe and never get used are basically just lubed up to protect the metal once every month or so.

    I am anal about my firearms. Its truly a love affair, and some people have even called me OCD about it! I'm not that anal as to completely break down or detail strip my EDC everyday, but I do that once a week, on Saturday nights. My everyday clean on my EDC is usually a field strip, AP brush scrub, wipe and Q-tip, lube, and reassemble. Takes me about 20 minutes minimum.

    Must be nice to have that much ammo available.......
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    Definitely after every shoot without fail and if I don't shoot, a good wipe down at least bi-weekly.
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    Since I shoot it almost weekly, it gets cleaned weekly. It gets cleaned any time more than 10 shots go through the pipe.

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    I clean after shooting, and if it looks like it needs it, whenever it looks like it needs it. I don't used any fixed schedule.
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