This is a discussion on Gun cleaning within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; The 1911 is a battle proved pistol & many have gone countless numbers of rounds without cleaning.
Personally I see nothing wrong with testing your ...
June 6th, 2008 09:58 PM
The 1911 is a battle proved pistol & many have gone countless numbers of rounds without cleaning.
Personally I see nothing wrong with testing your pistol if you want to do it.
You should still lubricate your frame/slide rails with a few drops of oil and especially should put a few occasional drops of oil on your barrel exterior to keep your barrel bushing from wearing due to abrasive grit build-up.
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June 6th, 2008 11:50 PM
I clean guns every time they are fired, and anytime they have sat idle for a while. It is not necessary, but it make me feel better. I can not sleep soundly knowing there is an uncleaned gun out there somewhere.
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June 7th, 2008 12:30 AM
I've seen a number of guns that I'm reasonably certain have never been cleaned and that continue to function. I'm never going to do that to a tool intended to be used in defense of my life or the lives of loved ones. I like cleaning my guns . It's a pleasant task for me and one that I do religiously after each use and often between uses. Keeps me in touch with my guns.
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