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    Maybe it's me, but for some reason I MUST clean all my weapons after every range stop about once every two weeks I go out to shoot, however, I clean them mostly not because the powder but the dirt blowing around out there. Now the only one I don't clean every time is my AK-47, I know that suckers going to work, but I clean all my semi auto pistols and my AR-15. Now it's habit, plus all that cleaning time is sorta like meditating for me, it's relaxing, gives me time to reflect on life's current situation. I do it I guess for more of self healing reasons I suppose.

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    The factor I use in the decision to clean is round count, rather than # of sessions. I have enough pistols that I don't shoot any particular one more than 50 times per range session. Some pistols might not be cleaned for a month or two, and others might be cleaned several times in one day if I'm having an extended range session.

    Anything that is carried is of course cleaned before it is carried.

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    I wipe down the outside of my XDs after a range session, so that he powder doesn't stain my pants and shirts... The guts... I clean every 2 months or so... when I'm waiting around for dinner, or watching a golf tourney on TV... Just to tinker.

    I use to polish everything after every range session, but now I'm getting closer to the oil change analogy... I wash my car about every other week, and change the oil about every 5000 miles... I wipe 'em down and make 'em pretty after shooting, but I don't tear them down near as often...

    In fact, I think my XD45 is a little more consistant, accuracy wise, with a dirty barrel... but I might be crazy. I'm probably just more accurate after my 3rd or 4th mag.
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    I clean every time. It's just a way for me to get a little inspection on how things look inside and out. If something got bent, broken, loose etc. I can tell right away and there's no worry. Unnecessary as it may be, I like to clean my guns. As someone said before, it's relaxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Necessary? Maybe not, depending on the gun. But some of us prefer to know that the tool we may have to use to defend ourselves or family is in it's optimal condition. Also, since I'm not rolling in cash and my guns represent a substantial investment for me (anything related to shooting comes out of my "mad money" and not household funds) I like to make sure my guns are well taken care of and aren't going to break down or be damaged.

    No need to call us crazy for doing it just because we don't do it your way.
    To each their own. Personally I wouldn't carry a gun that I'd be worried about jamming after a few hundred rounds. I guess it doesn't hurt to do it, I just don't think it's worth the effort every time it gets shot. The only gun I have that I clean after every visit is my Beretta 96 Inox, and I only to it because the Inox shows dirt/ GSR like crazy.

    About the 'crazy' comment. Wasn't meant to offend anyone. I hope no one gets offended by anything I say on an internet forum. I guess I have thicker skin than some. Life is too short to take everything seriously!

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    call me weird, but I like cleaning my gun, so I usually get home from the range, pop in an action movie, and clean my gun.

    and i only fire 100 rounds once a week at the indoor range, so my gun will always be squeaky clean

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    Damn, I shoot nearly every other day so I put about 1500 rounds a week. I tend to clean my Barrel every other day that isn't a shooting day. I strip and clean the whole shebang once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guimoman View Post
    Damn, I shoot nearly every other day so I put about 1500 rounds a week. I tend to clean my Barrel every other day that isn't a shooting day. I strip and clean the whole shebang once a week.
    wow! 1500 rounds a week lol, what caliber do you shoot? 22 or 9mm? i can't imagine affording any other round at those numbers

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    I went over 10,000 rounds in my XD9 Service over a span of a year and cleaned it maybe 5-6 times. Once I hit that mark, I took it to the gun shop for an ultrasonic bath. My spousal unit was jealous. She always wanted the full spa treatment thing after a long day.

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    I clean my revolver every time, otherwise the cylinder gets really hard to clean. As far as my XD, I clean it once every few months. It looks better when it is a little dirty, and still shoots the same.

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