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Open carry in the rain

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    Question Open carry in the rain

    Do you OC when it's raining? I carry a 1911, and it's made of steel. If it gets wet, it rusts, so I will CC when it is raining. If I have my Glock, I will still OC.

    I guess it depends on what I am carrying.

    How about you?


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    I use common sense. I worry more about leather holsters than I do steel guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Do you OC when it's raining? I carry a 1911, and it's made of steel. If it gets wet, it rusts, so I will CC when it is raining. If I have my Glock, I will still OC.

    I guess it depends on what I am carrying.

    How about you?
    LEOs carry in the rain, the military carries in the rain, and hunters hunt in the rain. Just clean and lube the weapon if it gets wet.
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    I never had a pistol rust in the 33 years of me carrying a duty pistol in what you call "open carry". If you put your pistol in extreme conditions you maintain it accordingly.

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    Yup, the gun will probably display a little bit of rust starting. Nothing that a little Rem Oil and a rag wont wipe off though :) Just clean and lube afterwards and ur good. Nothing to worry about :)

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    Doesn't hurt to give it nic wipe down BEFORE the rain too!
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    For me, OC is NOT contigent on the weather.
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    I carry a Glock so I'm not too overly concerned, though I still make an effort to keep my gun dry. If I do OC and the weather decides to rain, I just wait until I get home. I then field strip the gun and dry off the parts with a rag then put a very small amount of gun oil on the slide rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro2A View Post
    Do you OC when it's raining? I carry a 1911, and it's made of steel. If it gets wet, it rusts, so I will CC when it is raining. If I have my Glock, I will still OC.

    I guess it depends on what I am carrying.

    How about you?
    (1) When it's raining, I generally am wearing a jacket, raincoat, etc. Seldom do I stand around getting soaked.

    (2) Every pistol I have has gotten rained on at some point in time; none ever rusted.
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    My mama taught me to stay out of the rain, wear raincoats, or use an umbrella...my gun has not gotten wet in all my years of CCW.

    I must correct myself, as I did tip over in a kayak once...but I had a revolver with me...cleaned it that night.
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    I carry a polymer gripped XDM, the slide is metal, and i do not worry about it when it rains, just when i get home i strip it down and rub a rem oil cloth on it
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    I get more moisture on my carry from the condensation/sweat from my IWB than issues with rain. Never mind the wear on the finish from the holster/environmental conditions (dust/dirt).
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    Give your firearm a coat of this. Renaissance Wax & you can also do your holster while you're at it.
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    I just throw mine in the dryer.
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    25 years of being a LEO in South Florida, my Duty guns got rained on,
    a lot!
    Just clean and lube them up after a shower or in my case several cat 2-cat 3 hurricanes.
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