Best gun for a dirty job

Best gun for a dirty job

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    Best gun for a dirty job

    I work as an Ag mechanic. My job is dirty and I get sweaty. Been carrying mi Kimber micro 9 for about a year.
    But....
    I about 6 months ago somehow a piece of debris got lodged down by the hammer. I didn’t realize it and pulled it out to dispatch a varmint. Pulled the pistol out of the holster and click. Now the debris was of the same variety that I was in that day so I know I didn’t carry it that way long. And I usually wipe it off daily.
    Then today during my daily inspection I went to remove the magazine and the mag release button was stuck. Dirt or some sort of build up was all around it.

    So needless to say I don’t think the Micro 9 is cut out for my EDC.

    So what say you guys revolver or striker fired pistol for a dirty job.
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    hate to say this but Glock, to be inline with your Micro look at the G43 and G 43X
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    The gun doesn't matter here. I'm thinking you need something like this:

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    That one is for a Luger, but any number of custom holster makers can make you one easily for your gun.

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    Yep, hard to beat a Glock in a cruddy enviro, they tend to function even when very dirty.
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    An old Glock m22 is my tractor gun. I do not mind if it gets scratched up or falls off and lands in the mud. I do not like it at all and do not care what it looks like. But it will go bang when you hose it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whammy View Post
    I work as an Ag mechanic. My job is dirty and I get sweaty. Been carrying mi Kimber micro 9 for about a year.
    But....
    I about 6 months ago somehow a piece of debris got lodged down by the hammer. I didnít realize it and pulled it out to dispatch a varmint. Pulled the pistol out of the holster and click. Now the debris was of the same variety that I was in that day so I know I didnít carry it that way long. And I usually wipe it off daily.
    Then today during my daily inspection I went to remove the magazine and the mag release button was stuck. Dirt or some sort of build up was all around it.

    So needless to say I donít think the Micro 9 is cut out for my EDC.

    So what say you guys revolver or striker fired pistol for a dirty job.
    Dirty? No, not a revolver. Get one of the many small single stack 9mm striker fired guns out there. A Glock 43 or similar. Won't be perfectly sealed, but would be better than a revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Militant View Post
    HK's man, HK's! But, a Glock will do too!
    lets not be mistreating the HK at work, beat up the Glock lol
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    I pocket carry an LCP or a P3AT around the farm. They collect LOTS of stuff.
    I take an air hose to them regularly. Sometimes more than once a day if I'm in really dirty conditions.
    During harvest and working in grain dust, I like pockets that have a closed flap. It helps keep some of the dust out.

    This summer I have been carrying a G17 with a Holosun RDS on it. Haven't had any failures with it and have put it through some serious dust/dirt.
    My only complaint is the RDS collects dust on the glass which makes the dot a little harder to make out.
    Same treatment as the 380's. Take an air hose to it regularly and it will take care of you when/if you need it.

    Oh, don't forget to un-chamber and blow through the barrel too. If you think dust gets in the action? The barrel is like a cave that everyone throws their garbage in to hide it from the neighbors.
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    Why not a revolver. I have carried a single action in extremely dirty environments back in my youth.
    Never had a problem.
    Or as old chap recommend a holster with some protection maybe similar to what they carried their Colt 1911 in the two world wars. Donít think you could get your weapon any dirtier than an infantryman

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Why not a revolver. I have carried a single action in extremely dirty environments back in my youth.
    Never had a problem.
    Or as old chap recommend a holster with some protection maybe similar to what they carried their Colt 1911 in the two world wars. Donít think you could get your weapon any dirtier than an infantryman
    tolerances on a revolver are very tight,doesn't take a lot of grunge to lock it up
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    What caliber? I suggest a Ruger Blackhawk in 357 mag great all around weapon. I carry one any time I am out in the woods in Northern Idaho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman View Post
    tolerances on a revolver are very tight,doesn't take a lot of grunge to lock it up
    I think the Ruger Blackhawk/Vaquero and especially my Webley MKVI's would have something to say about that assessment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman View Post
    hate to say this but Glock, to be inline with your Micro look at the G43 and G 43X
    Donít hate to say it Glocks are the best handguns......come on hate me
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