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How often do you clean your gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Willfulone, Jan 14, 2013.


  1. Willfulone

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    How often do you clean your gun after you shoot it - range time...


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  2. Joshhtn

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    I clean a gun after each session... No matter if I fired 1 round or 500.
     

  3. slappy white

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    Everytime I shoot I do a cleaning, maybe not an OCD clean but I clean it where its clean and ready to go in case I need it.
     
  4. WayneJessie

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    I clean mine way too much. They probably will wear out from cleaning long before they do from shooting. I enjoy handling them. It's a fetish that I don't even try to resist anymore.
     
  5. allegro

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    I'm in the OCD club as well.

    Call me silly, I enjoy cleaning weapons. Just part of the fun if you ask me. Mine is ALWAYS clean. I never "dirty" carry after a "range day" for a list of reasons.

    In my opinion, the more you clean your carry weapon, the more you know about it and that is a GOOD thing.

    Be careful everyone.
     
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  6. barth

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    Every time I shoot.
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  7. KCOG

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    Cleaning after every shooting session. Take them all out of the safe and wipe them down once a month.
     
  8. 7mmmag1

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    I field strip, clean the barrel, and brush everything off with a dry toothbrush that I can get to, and lube the rails, connector, and maybe the top of the barrel (with slide locked back) just about every time I shoot it, and definetly every time I shoot it for my nightstand gun
     
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  10. Steel Head

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    My carry G23,when the dust bunnies get bad or it gets covered in mud.
     
  11. intenseneal

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    Every time I shoot it no matter how many rounds I run threw it and every 3 months or so is a good practice.
     
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  12. janice6

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    Every time I shoot it and if it gets any lint, then again. I shoot my carry much more than the others.
     
  13. mr00jimbo

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    Every 500 rounds or so.
     
  14. VinnieG

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    For me it depends on the gun. My glock 27 is what I usually carry and I clean it about every time I shoot. My glock 34, 35 and 20 usually shoot paper and steel and prally get cleaned every 1000 rounds (also have never had a malfunction). My glock 22 open class gun and all my other guns get cleaned after every shooting session.
     
  15. JBP55

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    Before it is ever fired, after every range session, every 90 days any pistol that has not been fired gets a good wipe down and oiled, any time it gets really wet, dirty, or muddy such as when riding a 4 wheeler.
     
  16. GruGrux515

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    The guy who sol me my 19 said he has a gen 4 17 that has over 8k rounds through it and he has never cleaned it. My wife's coworker said we boyfriend cleans his guns at the range before he shoots a different one. 2 different ends of the spectrum. I usually clean it every trip to the range. I generally put 100 rounds through it per trip
     
  17. robhic

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    Like others, I clean after every outing. Wipe down and clean barrel every time. A bit more thorough after a 100 rounds or more. Detailed strip every 8 months or so unless gun gets unusually dirty for whatever reason.

    I DO check lube every so often because it does evaporate.
     
  18. savage16

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    This. And I field strip almost daily because I like playing with my gun


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  19. fasteddie565

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    Every time I shoot it. Almost without fail.
     
  20. krunkelton

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    same here and other than my shotgun ill clean or tear down and look over my other pistols if i havent fired them in a while (once a month)