To clean, or not to clean. That is the survey.

To clean, or not to clean. That is the survey.

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    To clean, or not to clean. That is the survey.

    Let's see what kind of people we have here....

    Do you "enjoy" cleaning your weapons???

    Would you rather just shoot and not clean them???

    Do you clean them just because you're bored, even though they're already clean???





    Me, I like cleaning them. I clean them sometimes, just because. I'll clean yours if you send them to me. (I might get them dirty first, though)
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    I'm the same way. I clean them for entertainment, or just because. Or if it's been awhile, even if I haven't shot them. I just like to clean them.
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    I am not sure I really enjoy cleaning, but I do find it some what relaxing.
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    my carry gun gets stripped, degreased and relubed once a week even if i dont shoot it , my others i gotta admit are hit or miss on cleaning , i try to maintain them but sometimes i am lax on my recreational guns

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    I used to be a ''recreational cleaner'' in early days- no more!

    I break cleaning down into different categories - and the one that gets least attention is often the bore, if I am shooting jackets. I will tho remove powder residue and crud from breech areas, feed ramps - and still do a normal take down. Much importance placed on lube where it is needed, in minimal quantities.

    With revo's I clean chambers, clean burn marks from frame and cyl but again - bore may not get attention every time.

    I think serious bore fouling is not really a factor until you get up to high velocities and so rifle bores get more attention as does for example .454 Casull - copper gets deposited on that baby.

    I almost prefer to carry after a magfull gone thru post cleaning - sorta check proceedure, which hardly leaves gun soiled at all.

    I call my approach minimalist - but within the realms of common sense - well, as I see it
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    i used to clean all the time now im in a lazy mode..

    My trooper hasnt been cleaned since nov nor my 500 smith nor the 41 or 44 mag nor the 300 win mag


    Glock 17 hasnt been cleaned since end of nov when it and the 1911's got cleaned

    Glock 20 hasnt been cleaned yet ran a patch down bore oiled it took it out and shot it

    Same with 22 conversion kit for 17

    soon as it gets real cold again im guessing ill start cleaning

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    Do I Like To Clean My Guns?

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    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
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    I clean mine after every shoot.

    Of course, as much as I shoot, they do get pretty filthy so its a neccesary thing.

    My carry guns are spotless.

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    I'm with Glock21Guy.

    However, When I do a cleaning on my 1911's they get detail stripped down to their basic componets. I clean and inspect each part individually.

    So when I do clean, I'm kinda fanatical about it.
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    When I clean my guns [which is once a week regardless if they've been discharged] I usually sit over at my neighbors [they are infantrymen btw], put in a good war movie, tip a few beers down and just enjoy cleaning. Sometimes if I'm lucky one of the boys will offer to clean one up for me!
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    My Carry Firearm Is Always Clean & A-1

    Since usually when I do go shoot these days I always take 4 or 5 short guns with me.
    I do not always get to clean them right away when I get home.
    I pop them each into their own Zip Loc Bag when I get them home.
    Into each bag I put a fresh Silica Gel & a pinch of Vapor Phase Inhibitor.
    Then I can clean them at my leisure without any concern about grunge and powder residue holding moisture against the metal.
    "Look Ma No Rust!"
    Anyway...that is what I do. It works for me.
    Ideally, since my wife is extremely "solvent sensitive" I clean outdoors if possible.
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    Cleaning anything is something I hate, but it has to be done.

    I clean my firearms after I get back from the range. Some of my rifles get cleaned after 20rds. Oil is added as needed.

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    Clean everything after a range session

    Carry piece gets field stripped and wiped down with Breakfree every week or 2, plus an external wipe down with a Breakfree soaked old sock after every carry session.
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    I clean em after I shoot. Most times I kinda enjoy it, unless it's after a weekend of camping and I am worn out.

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    I clean them after every shoot, but I don't like doing it.
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