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#5466143 - 12/08/14 08:47 PM How often do you clean your carry gun?
Mud Offline
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Glock 23, mostly carried in my backpack. I'm sure I don't clean it as often as I should. Maybe once a quarter. What say yee. And I don't mean yee yee.
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#5466162 - 12/08/14 08:53 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
glens Offline
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Do you have to clean um. Don't own a gun but if I did I would wear it outside so everybody would fear me.


Edited by glens (12/08/14 08:58 PM)

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#5466178 - 12/08/14 08:58 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I usually give it a good cleaning after some time at the range. In between I'll run some Rem Oil through when necessary.

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#5466180 - 12/08/14 08:59 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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How much trash is floating around in your back pack?
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#5466184 - 12/08/14 09:01 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: JayC41
I usually give it a good cleaning after some time at the range. In between I'll run some Rem Oil through when necessary.


Thank you for the very well thought out and helpful answer.

Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
How much trash is floating around in your back pack?


Most of the dirt is left overs from old snuff cans. That stuff gets everywhere. Besides that ....
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#5466186 - 12/08/14 09:02 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I have seen people put a pice of a cotton ball in the barrel. Is that stupid or helpful?
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#5466213 - 12/08/14 09:10 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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you could put a latex product on the barrel if you're worried about contamination


I carry a rifle most days, i just wipe the exterior off on a curtain and clean the rifling when accuracy falls off
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#5466219 - 12/08/14 09:13 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I don't really clean them unless I have shot them. If it has gone 6 months or so and I have not shot them, I may pull a snake through the barrel and a very lightly oiled patch. Otherwise I only wipe down the outside whenever I think about it.

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#5466223 - 12/08/14 09:15 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I clean my carry piece when I see a tuft of lint hangin out the muzzle whether it's really dirty or not.
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#5466294 - 12/08/14 10:03 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I wipe my carry gun down with a silicon impregnated rag about once a week or when it gets schweaty. Clean the bore and innards every 2-300 rounds.


Edited by TexFlip (12/08/14 10:04 PM)

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#5466314 - 12/08/14 10:18 PM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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If you are going to bet your life on it then clean, lubricate and function test it frequently dirty or not.
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#5466574 - 12/09/14 07:34 AM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Geezer Ranger]
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Originally Posted By: Geezer Ranger
If you are going to bet your life on it then clean, lubricate and function test it frequently dirty or not.


Agree

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#5466630 - 12/09/14 08:14 AM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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I carry a Glock. I don't clean my Glock. My Glock doesn't need cleaning. My Glock goes bang, every time.
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#5466658 - 12/09/14 08:24 AM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I carry a Glock. I don't clean my Glock. My Glock doesn't need cleaning. My Glock goes bang, every time.


I don't even know how to take my glock apart
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#5466709 - 12/09/14 08:43 AM Re: How often do you clean your carry gun? [Re: Mud]
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Seriously. My G35 competition pistol has not been cleaned in at least 4-5 years. It has thousands of rounds down it. I wear it on my hip for tactical rifle matches laying prone and getting sand, dirt and debris in it. I'll take the slide off, wipe it down, blow out any debris, put a drop or two of oil on a cloth, and wipe the oil cloth on the contact points of the slide and outside of the barrel.

I will NEVER put oil inside my barel!!! If you do this, this will cause accuracy issues, and not allow the case to seal inside to the chamber when firing.

My carry guns, I'll blow the lint off, sure, because it does build up sometimes. Take the slide off and blow the stuff out, and reassemble.
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