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Taking glock while canoeing???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by brian321, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. brian321

    brian321

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    Hello i am new to glocks and i just bought a G23, I like to canoe alot in the summer and im just wondering if i bring it and it gets wet(like submerged in water) because the canoe flips or something is that going to hurt it? I always hear glocks are tough i just dont want it to start rusting or anything. Whats your toughts?
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Dang did it again.
     
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    I have carried in MO rivers without problem. Don't recall if it was a Sig or Glock but don't think it matters. Maintain a quality weapon as it should be maintained and you will be fine.
     
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    Consistency is important!:supergrin:
     
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    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Holster well or attach a lanyard... hate to see you tip and the 'ol Glock sinks
     
  7. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    I flipped my canoe in the Kenai (Alaska) River while wearing my G33 in an IWB.

    I was in the water for most of 30 minutes. When I got home I was wet and still very cold. I placed the pistol on the kitchen table then went for a hot shower.

    The next day I picked up the gun, poured out a little water and unloaded it.

    Four days later I field-stripped it looking for corrosion and found none. I oiled it per instructions in the book.

    I took it to the range and all the bullets fired with no problems.

    Mostly, I was worried about the silt, but there were after effects.
     
  8. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Coat it with synthetic oil and clean it when you get back.

    Think Deliverance.... :whistling:
     
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    Yea i thought about that i already bought a lanyard, Thanks for the tip though
     
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    I take mine kayaking in Gulf of mexico all the time. My kayak is a sit on top and I usually get fairly wet by the end of the day. No problems. Just clean it as normal.

    Once had G19 on a week long camping trip to the gulf. Kayaking and wading with gun sometimes submerged. Brought it home and cleaned it about a week later. Recoil spring corroded.. that was about it.

    ammo may turn to crap though.
     
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    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    small world, i took a swim in the kenai also. had my glock 29 on me. i was staying at the princess lodge resort
     
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    My son and I were canoeing in the Allegheny south of Oil City, PA. My son, late twenties, was goofing around with the son of another fellow in another canoe and we did the roll over. He lost his G20 into the water. It took us maybe 15 - 20 min to locate it. He shook it out and stuck it back in his holster. It stayed in the holster as it was until the next morning. We were all staying in a cabin NE of Oil City. After breakfast, I hear shooting, my son and the other son went out side and emptied the gun into the hill side. Then he cleaned and lubed it. I think Glocks can take some abuse and keep on running.
     
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    I don't like the idea of the lanyard while canoeing, it's too easy for it to catch on something if you flip.
    A few years back we had a Kayaker drown here on the Mississippi when his lifejacket got caught on a snag. A lanyard could easily do the same.
     
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    Ever seen "Deliverance"??? U'd take the Glock then, and would think twice.
     
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    Maybe we should market a personnal floation device for concealed carry. I'm a whitewater kayaker and there is no place for even my PM9 much less my 27.
     
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    How are you going to carry / secure it?

    I would suggest putting it in a double plastic bag, placing that inside a fanny pack secured by belt and in addition secure it with a realistic Carabiner ( not the crappy key chain kind) to another belt or lanyard, JUST in case the first belt fails if you tip or get tossed.

    Does not make for the quickest draw, but does not leave you defenseless either.
     
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    Blackhawk Serpa and belt attachment. The Glock will take care of itself, almost!

    ked:wavey:
     
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    Having done whitewater kayaking and canoeing a bit in the last few decades I'd have to concur. I'd find a proper holster that would keep the gun secure while on your body. Plus, does your kayak have a stow hatch? You could also get a small dry bag and secure it to the canoe's yoke or seat with a carabiner and a bungee to tidy it up.

    Last thing you want is an anchor secured to your body while you are fighting the boat and a river or lake. Alot of things can go wrong in a hurry.

    Maybe a military style holster made from some kind of tactical fabric with retention for the gun? These things can sell for about $25!
    Try www.selfdefensearmory.com