I only clean them when I fire them.
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Hi. I was wondering how often you all clean your carry guns? I mean, if they haven't been fired, should you still clean them often?
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I only clean them when I fire them.
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Depends on the climate and your line of work. Somebody in NV working outdoors is going to need to clean/relube much more often than somebody working at a desk.
Personally, I do a complete field strip, clean and lube after every range trip. I clean and oil the frame daily with this stuff Tuf Cloth - Gun Lubricant - dry film - lubrication and go to the range anywhere between 2-3 times per week to 1-2 times per month.
If I were to never shoot my EDC, I would do a complete field strip, clean and lube once a month, and I would still run the cloth over the frame daily or every few days.
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I have a silicone cloth and I wipe it every time I take off my gun. I have a handgun safe and I keep it loaded at all times.
Every 3 days, and after every time I fire. Especially for a carry gun, you should keep fresh lube in there, and clean out the lint/dust/crap. Granted, you could probably get by with cleaning every week. After a couple months, it turns into a routine and you'll be extremely proficient so it will only take 5 minutes.
I carry Glock. That being said, I only clean them/it after a range session.
Depending on the gun and mode of carry, sometimes carrying a gun gets the dirty enough to malfunction quicker than shooting one will.
If its that Taurus 85 you were talking about, I'd inspect daily and give it a quick once over weekly unless you notice a lot of lint more often.
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Detail strip and clean every 1,000 rounds. They really don't need it then. If you wipe down the exterior once in awhile and keep a little lube on it, any decent gun can run a long time between cleanings. If you need to clean and lube your guns every time you use them, you don't have good guns.
Once a month or so if not being used.
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I usually clean out the lint and small dirt particles that have built up between the slide and frame, and in the bore. I put a light coating of CLP on the metal parts, and it's good to go for another couple months.
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Really clean after shooting...wipe down when I notice lint and dust(I pocket carry)
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I clean them after shooting. Carry guns get blown off with compressed air weekly.
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All of my guns get cleaned after every range trip or once every 3 months wether they need it or not.
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