This is a discussion on What is your general protocol for your carry weapon? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Yoda Can I use a scantron? You need the 882-E-BAG. 882-E-LOVAS will not be graded. This happened to me once. Fortunately, going ...
at least there wasn't a question about shooting lead boolits
Carry gun: make/model/caliber
Varies - Springfield or Kimber 1911 in .45, or Kahr CW9, or Taurus 851 .38, or rarely, a Kel-Tec .32
1- twice a month minimum, up to weekly
2- no "range" guns - carry guns get shot
3- springs are changed "on condition" - i.e., when necessary
4- guns are wiped down and re-lubed after each use; more thorough cleaning occurs when it looks like they need it
5- do you clean it every week? heck no, I've got better things to do. Carry guns are looked over before I leave the house.
6- I don't "worry" about either. I've never had a gun fail me in 30+ years due to lack of maintenance, so I must be doing something right
7- I rarely unload; I have a few hot guns located here and there. I periodically examine the chambered round for setback
8- I have a few 1911 mags which are reserved for competition, but most magazines are kept loaded most of the time. It's the cycling that (loading/unloading) that "tires" springs
9- ran several boxes of each candidate SD round through the gun(s) - have yet to find a JHP that chokes the guns
10 - gun malfunctions are rare but are usually related to reloads, weak mag springs, or - one time only - a broken extractor. Once the problem is identifies and resolved, there's no need to repeat extensive testing. Run a few mags thru the gun to validate proper performance, and you're done
11 - No differences. All defensive weapons get the same amount of attention.
12 - Years. A loaded Sig 220, cocked & locked 1911, and a pair of Smith & Wesson revolvers don't need attention if they're simply left alone
13 - dry fire practice - as often as I can, usually at least weekly
14 - usually nothing. Dummy ammo tends to migrate into "duty" ammo and vice-versa.
15 - no dedicated DF area, but - no live ammo in sight or within reach. Never far from a hot gun, though - I just don't mix & match what I'm practicing with and the available defensive piece.
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but please clue us into a little behind the sceens of your inquiring mind
however as to #13--i've never dry fired other than as a teaching method
imake my own and feel that live fire greatly trumps dry fire practice.YMMV
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