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Took my Glock 36 for a swim this weekend

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by vafish, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. vafish

    vafish

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    Didn't really mean to.

    We went camping on the James River. The campground brochure showed this nice serene river. Decided to bring the canoe along and take a nice relaxing trip down the river.

    Saturday morning I asked the lady at the campgound where a good place to put in was. She gave me some directions and off we went.

    Well ends up we had a 5 mile trip of mostly class 1, 1+ and one section of class 2 rapids. It was a lot of fun, been 20 years or more since I've run any rapids, with a 11 year old kid in the bow and a 15 year old son of a friend riding in the middle it was challenging. I found out I was no where near as good of a canoeist as I remembered being. We capsized once and I fell out one other time. Of course I was carrying my G36 in a fanny pack for the trip. I thought ahead enough to put my cell phone in a ziplock bag and left most of my wallet contents back in camp.

    But I didn't think to bring a cleaning kit with me, since shooting wasn't on the agenda. When I got back to camp I field stripped it and dried her out as best I could, no gun oil, didn't even have any WD40 in camp. Tonight (Sunday) I detail stripped it and to my amazement not a spec of rust inside of her.

    My Glocks just continue to amaze me.
     
  2. chevrofreak

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    It takes a lot for a Glock to rust. If the exposure wont rust stainless, it wont rust a Glock either.
     

  3. Eins36

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    The good news is, your cell phone woulda probably worked too after a bath. I dropped mine into the toilet once (after I had flushed, mind you). I saw the bubbles coming out of it before I could grab it and get it out of the water again. The battery was dead as can be but the phone worked flawlessly after I dried it with warm air. Amazing!
     
  4. DJ Niner

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    The only rust I've ever seen on a Glock was seeping out from under the rear sight, and that weapon had been wet for a week.