After competing for 20+ years, the only time I had problems was with a clean gun (1911s).I would think this will be a landslide,... When it takes five minutes or less to do, why wouldn't you clean it every time you go shooting??
Your exactly the kind of person I was looking for in my poll and question. I was reading material by an "ex-spec op" now in a private high profile protection business (not on this forum). He said exactly what you said. The he did not clean his guns until after at least 1000 rounds. Interesting... very interesting... to say the least.After competing for 20+ years, the only time I had problems was with a clean gun (1911s).
We are shooting modern ammo for the most part, smokeless powder, non-corrosive primers with jacketed bullets, I just do not see the need for obsessive cleaning. My GLOCKs get cleaned somewhere between 2500 and 5000 rounds (they are GLOCKs after all), the 1911s at around 1000-1500. And then the 1911s are taken out back and fired 20-30 times, revolvers at around 1000 rounds. I do an exterior wipe down after shoting just to keep my clothes from getting dirty, but not a "cleaning".
Now my old military rifles for witch corrosive ammo is the main stay, they get cleaned while still warm from shooting as do my smoke poles because I like REAL black powder and patched round balls.