I have a confession

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    I have a confession

    I have done a bad thing. I snuck into my wife's makeup bag and stolen all of those foam eye liner applicators. They work awesome for applying lube to this skinny little rails on my glock. I have also stolen all of her special makeup a-tips, pointy in one side, flat on the other side. I had bought a bunch of those "swab it's" on line, but discovered that her stuff laying all over the bathroom counter is virtually the same thing. Now I find myself I. The makeup aisle at Walmart getting stares. Am I the only one out there that uses makeup applicators to clean their guns? I can't believe I am.

    By the way, sorry to trick you into reading this post with the subject line. Couldn't resist.
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    My wife knows what I need for my guns in the makeup isle. She buys what I need and leaves them in a neat pile on the kitchen table. She usually does this every so often without me asking. I married a good one! (Not that yours isn't.)

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    I would have to do more than buy stuff in the Make-Up Aisle at Wal-Mart to get stared at around here.

    My mother trained me well. She used to send me to the drugstore to buy "Feminine Napkins" fifty years ago. (I think she used to forget to buy 'em herself, on purpose, just so she could torture me).
    By the time my GF's mother asked me to, "Run to the Store", I was immune to any Gawkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCIE33560 View Post
    I have done a bad thing. I snuck into my wife's makeup bag and stolen all of those foam eye liner applicators. They work awesome for applying lube to this skinny little rails on my glock. I have also stolen all of her special makeup a-tips, pointy in one side, flat on the other side. I had bought a bunch of those "swab it's" on line, but discovered that her stuff laying all over the bathroom counter is virtually the same thing. Now I find myself I. The makeup aisle at Walmart getting stares. Am I the only one out there that uses makeup applicators to clean their guns? I can't believe I am.

    By the way, sorry to trick you into reading this post with the subject line. Couldn't resist.
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    Make up brushes are just a "gateway" drug. I've gone hard core and found that once or twice a year the major hobby stores run a special on their 1 inch foam paint brushes and you can get them for a nickle a piece. Yup, 20 for a buck. Then you can cut them down to different sizes to work for all kinds of tight area applications of CLP or oil. I've got shoe boxes of them squirreled away.

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    Q-tips. Lots and lots of Q-tips. Cheap and effective. Oh, and toothbrushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishyouwell View Post
    Q-tips. Lots and lots of Q-tips. Cheap and effective. Oh, and toothbrushes.
    Yupp.. I know some people do not like using Q-tips for gun cleaning, but I go through them by the boatload lol

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    Speaking of getting into makeup bags, I read a short article once in a Readers Digest where a woman claimed that she found her 3 yo son sitting on the floor with her chapstick. He was liberally applying it to the cat's behind while the cat stood there tail straight up in the air enjoying the process. He looked at her, pointed to the cat's butt and said, "Chapped". Yup, she thought, it does look chapped. Then she wondered how many times he had done that before and had she used the chapstick afterwards.

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    I must be doing something wrong. I use old toothbrushes, but for lube I put a light drop of Gunzilla in the slide rail slot and let it run down the length of the slide, then wipe away the excess. Leaves a nice little film. To wipe dry areas, I just layer a dry cotton cloth over the toothbrush and wipe away. No need for qtips or makeup applicators for me...not that there's anything wrong with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patri0t View Post
    I would have to do more than buy stuff in the Make-Up Aisle at Wal-Mart to get stared at around here.

    My mother trained me well. She used to send me to the drugstore to buy "Feminine Napkins" fifty years ago. (I think she used to forget to buy 'em herself, on purpose, just so she could torture me).
    By the time my GF's mother asked me to, "Run to the Store", I was immune to any Gawkers.
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    Personally I don't dig in my wife's make-up bag, purse or suitcase ! In 38 years of marriage, there's stuff in there that I've never been able to fully identify. BTW, to the ladies, I fully support and commend you for your efforts, ya'll look absolutely great. For me, all I really need is a bar of soap, a comb and a toothbrush. Granted, if I were female I couldn't do what ya'll do, and no doubt I'd be the worlds ugliest woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    Personally I don't dig in my wife's make-up bag, purse or suitcase ! In 38 years of marriage, there's stuff in there that I've never been able to fully identify. BTW, to the ladies, I fully support and commend you for your efforts, ya'll look absolutely great. For me, all I really need is a bar of soap, a comb and a toothbrush. Granted, if I were female I couldn't do what ya'll do, and no doubt I'd be the worlds ugliest woman.
    I could not Pay Mary Kay to make me a an attractive lady .

    I'm with PPK on this i never go into my wife's purse or gear and she don't go in my wallet . Been working for 34 yrs.
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    Old toothbrush and Qtips for me. As for lube it's CLP on the rails and I let gravity do the application. Finish off with a wipe down and I consider it done. This has worked for me for twenty five years; I see no need to rob the wife of her war paint applicators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    I could not Pay Mary Kay to make me a an attractive lady .
    Can't imagine you or I could afford the price, even if they would take the money. But then, it's hard to make a guy look good in a gunny sack carrying a bar of soap ... no matter how many Q-Tips are used.


    Old tooth brushes. Q-Tips work wonders, on the rails. Been doing that for years.



    OP: you got brass, there. The deep recesses of a purse can be the holy of holies. Who knows what secrets are stuffed in there, or what wrath could ensue if caught disturbing "the dead." Oooh, someone likes the path less traveled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishyouwell View Post
    Q-tips. Lots and lots of Q-tips. Cheap and effective. Oh, and toothbrushes.


    ^^^^^^^^^^^YEP^^^^^^


    this is all I'm admitting to in a public forum.

    Some of you guys need professional help with the wild fetishes you are admitting to!!!
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