Cleaning your CCW

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    Cleaning your CCW

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    I only clean them when I fire them.
    +1, but I fire them weekly almost regularly. Sometimes it may go 2 weeks between trips to the range. So they get cleaned fairly often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarksMagic View Post
    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?
    I would hope that you practice with your carry weapon. I go to the range at least once a week and fire 200-300 rounds depending on how much time I have. After that, I clean it.

    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.

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    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.

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    I carry Glock. That being said, I only clean them/it after a range session.

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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    I clean them after shooting. Carry guns get blown off with compressed air weekly.

    I do the compressed air on my HD guns and my carry gun weekly. It is pretty dusty around here, so I try to keep them good to go. Carry gun also gets a light rub down of oil once a week.
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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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