Do you wear clean clothes to the range?

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    Do you wear clean clothes to the range?

    Kind of a strange questions, but yesterday I attended my first IDPA match. As I was getting dressed, I thought, why am I putting on clean clothes? They are just going to get dusty, dirty and smell like gun powder. So I went into the dirty clothes basked and pulled out some dirty jeans, shirt and....well, I did put on clean underwear.

    When you got to the range for a match or extended sessions, do you wear clean clothes or put on something already dirty?
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    Clean cloths.
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    Do you remember the smelly kid in school. If you want to be him, dig your cloths out of the hamper. I take it you're the smelly kid....
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    I don't give things like that much thought. There're too many other "concerns" for which my limited brainpower is needed.
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    Clothes get dirty. That's what washing machines are for.

    I follow your thinking, but I always try to put my best foot forward. That means a shower and shave with clean clothes as a minimum, no matter what I'm doing.
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    OK ~ be nice. He is not a smelly kid unless he is off to go shooting. And even then he is just an occasional smelly kid with clean underwear.

    That having been said - Since I always wear 100% Cotton all the time and don't like to use CLOROX unless it's absolutely necessary OXICLEAN works really well for getting out traces of powder and smoke residue especially when shooting Black Powder firearms.

    I use OXICLEAN and unscented laundry detergent. And...yes, even though I am married I wash my own clothes.

    I have a Wife and Life Partner & not a live-in Washer Woman.

    CLOROX really shortens the life of Cotton clothing so I try not to use it even on plain white T-Shirts. Which is what I wear most of the time.
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    Can't remember the last time I changed my clothes. I don't even wear clean clothes...to church. Clean clothes may well be the secret uniform of the New World Order. Don't take the chance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    OK ~ be nice. He is not a smelly kid unless he is off to go shooting. And even then he is just an occasional smelly kid with clean underwear.

    That having been said - I since I always wear 100% Cotton all the time and don't like to use CLOROX unless it's absolutely necessary OXICLEAN works really well for getting out traces of powder and smoke residue especially when shooting Black Powder firearms.

    I use OXICLEAN and unscented laundry detergent. And...yes, even though I am married I wash my own clothes.

    I have a Wife and Life Partner & not a live-in Washer Woman.

    CLOROX really shortens the life of Cotton clothing so I try not to use it even on plain white T-Shirts. Which is what I wear most of the time.
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    I wear clean clothes. I always wear clean clothes.

    I was taught at a young age that if you were going to do something that matters, then wear clean clothes, look sharp, and you'll probably do well.
    If I was taking a test as school, I dressed better than normal. I wanted to feel like I was on the top of my game, I wanted to have a postive mental outlook so I that I could concentrate on the task at hand. It's all about focus.

    When I go to the range to qualify for duty weapons, my stuff is clean and pressed. My boots are polished. Not only do I want to feel good, I want to look good.

    When I got to shoot, same thing. Back when I used to compete at the local matches, I was sharp and spit polished, at least I started out that way. Most of the time, I certainly didnt finish that way and on more than one occasion I had to knock the dirt or mud off of me before I got into the truck so that I didnt trash it out.

    Going out to shoot to have fun, I'll just wear a tshirt and a pair of shorts but it'll be clean and neat.

    Besides, life is too short to dress like a skank if you dont have too.There are plenty of others around to do that.
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    Which is what I wear most of the time.
    I hope you arent wearing those "wife beater" shirts. If you are, my mental imaqe of you just changed, and it aint pretty...
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    I wear clean clothes. You know what happens when you wear dirty clothes to IDPA matches???? M&P's malfunction.
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    Clothes get dirty during the day...so do bodies. That's no reason not to shower and put on clean clothes.
    Besides,I'm sure many of our mothers told us about why you should wear clean underwear. Just-in-case. (Car crash/E.R. etc.)
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    Clean clothes and a splash of Hoppes for the ladies at the range.
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    Why would you not wear clean clothes?

    I have clothes that are stained and wore out that I wear when working out in the yard, changing the oil in my truck, etc. but they still get washed.


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