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    I break down my magazines occasionally. The Glock magazines I drop in the dirt at matches get cleaned when the pistol gets cleaned or before they are ever loaded again. Glock mags are easy to break down and clean and inspect even though it's not recommended. I use a cotton t-shirt for a rag to wipe them out, and a little dab of my favorite gun cleaning product (Gunzilla) on the inside and out to slick 'em up a bit. I love polymer actually.

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    I only wipe my mags.I don't like to take them apart.Plus I carry my wheel guns 1/2 the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Any idea where the sticky or the dust came from?
    Yes I do, dust is everywhere, and it is the same stuff you see in your magwell only more of it.... N I CC an HK, their mags are easy to take down, N replace the spring if needed.
    Heck this mag has seen over 5K rounds at the range, and is still on it's first wolf spring, but as of late I have been seeing more fine dust in the magwell, must be from my putting the gun in my hip pocket when I wear my bibs n mow the lawn, the shoulder rig tends to get in the way on the tractor n there is no way my pancake can be worn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    My mags have a welded base plate (1911) so I just toss them in the ultrasonic cleaner every 2-3 months, then dry them well.
    Those come apart from the top, you know.

    Just sayin'...

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    You left out a couple options

    After every range session at least, Usually between loadings. On my carry guns usually every night or at least once a week with the weekly tear down wipe down reassemble.

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    Not very often, and I don't have a schedule to do so. I couldn't say exactly how many times, when, or anything like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I break down my magazines occasionally. The Glock magazines I drop in the dirt at matches get cleaned when the pistol gets cleaned or before they are ever loaded again. Glock mags are easy to break down and clean and inspect even though it's not recommended. I use a cotton t-shirt for a rag to wipe them out, and a little dab of my favorite gun cleaning product (Gunzilla) on the inside and out to slick 'em up a bit. I love polymer actually.
    Glock magazines ? Just throw them in the dishwasher with the gun.
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    Roughly every six months for me

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    Occasionally , but especially if they get into sandy environs. Even my 1911 mags get taken down to clean.
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    I sometimes just spray some Remoil in it....let is sit a few, then blast it with my air compresser. The just do a light lube.

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    Occasionally.
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    Missing choice: always.

    I always inspect them and ensure the lips of the magazines I use are cleaned and lubricated. If inspection shows a defect or the follower shows obvious signs of gritty movement, that magazine gets disassembled and cleaned.

    Generally by the second or third outing, I tear down the magazines and completely clean and lube them. With the pistols, if range sessions exceed 150-200rds or so, I generally tear down the magazines along with the gun.

    Suffice to say that I typically go years between magazine failures, and I think the maintenance is part of what keeps them running so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Missing choice: always.

    I always inspect them and ensure the lips of the magazines I use are cleaned and lubricated. If inspection shows a defect or the follower shows obvious signs of gritty movement, that magazine gets disassembled and cleaned.

    Generally by the second or third outing, I tear down the magazines and completely clean and lube them. With the pistols, if range sessions exceed 150-200rds or so, I generally tear down the magazines along with the gun.

    Suffice to say that I typically go years between magazine failures, and I think the maintenance is part of what keeps them running so well.
    I clean my gun after I shoot it, EVERY TIME. The mag is part of the gun, why would I not do the same with the mag.
    I meticulously maintain my mags, and believe it is (1 reason) why I have never had a failure from a gun I own. (Other than .22)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Missing choice: always.

    I always inspect them and ensure the lips of the magazines I use are cleaned and lubricated. If inspection shows a defect or the follower shows obvious signs of gritty movement, that magazine gets disassembled and cleaned.

    Generally by the second or third outing, I tear down the magazines and completely clean and lube them. With the pistols, if range sessions exceed 150-200rds or so, I generally tear down the magazines along with the gun.

    Suffice to say that I typically go years between magazine failures, and I think the maintenance is part of what keeps them running so well.
    Every time I do my (daily) inspection I do the look, smack to seat on the mag, but how many of us acutely unload our mags for a more through inspection with a TD to get close and personal before we run into issues......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    Every time I do my (daily) inspection I do the look, smack to seat on the mag, but how many of us acutely unload our mags for a more through inspection with a TD to get close and personal before we run into issues......
    After each time I shoot the gun, the gun gets field stripped and cleaned. The base plate, spring and follower come out of the mag, and all get cleaned and lightly lubed. I dot his so that I DON'T "run into issues".
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