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    Stainless Pistols Suck!

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    Don't get me wrong I LOVE MY COLT. But good lord man is it a pain to clean. I found my self not taking it out this weekend to put maybe 50 rds through it. Just because cleaning it is a chore and a half. My buddy has a s&w 686(Revolver) to clean and I thought that was bad. Try moving parts on an autoloader! Yikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB1986 View Post
    Don't get me wrong I LOVE MY COLT. But good lord man is it a pain to clean. I found my self not taking it out this weekend to put maybe 50 rds through it. Just because cleaning it is a chore and a half. My buddy has a s&w 686(Revolver) to clean and I thought that was bad. Try moving parts on an autoloader! Yikes
    Buy a Glock and just throw it away when it quits working...if it ever does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB1986 View Post
    Try moving parts on an autoloader! Yikes
    Try keeping your finger off the trigger! (avatar)

    What are you using to clean it with? I've never had a problem with stainless. In fact, it's far easier in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhurdan View Post
    Try keeping your finger off the trigger! (avatar)

    What are you using to clean it with? I've never had a problem with stainless. In fact, it's far easier in my opinion.

    +1

    It's easier to see gunk on stainless too. I definitely prefer stainless.

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    And it doesn't rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosborn View Post
    +1

    It's easier to see gunk on stainless too. I definitely prefer stainless.
    I'm with that. I'd much rather clean stainless than blued

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank45 View Post
    And it doesn't rust.
    There are people that would disagree with that comment!

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    I love my stainless guns. Of course my Glock is very nice also. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB1986 View Post
    Don't get me wrong I LOVE MY COLT. But good lord man is it a pain to clean. I found my self not taking it out this weekend to put maybe 50 rds through it. Just because cleaning it is a chore and a half. My buddy has a s&w 686(Revolver) to clean and I thought that was bad. Try moving parts on an autoloader! Yikes
    I have the model 66 SST...the Combat Magnum. I dont find it difficult at all to clean. Nor were my SA SST models difficult
    The problem might be with the "singer" and not the "song"!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sully2 View Post
    There are people that would disagree with that comment!
    We're talking "stainless" stainless.... not kimber stainless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    We're talking "stainless" stainless.... not kimber stainless!


    Dont know ?? I have no "Kimber Stainless"!

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    I do... came complete with rust on the barrel. no extra charge.

    Its all good now, but my other 1911s have never seen rust, period !

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    I'm not being serious. I obviously chose stainless. But I was gettin rings around the muzzle that my cleaning solvent would not remove. A friend just gave me a few of these special lead removal wipes and they work awesome. As for the Stainless being easier to see? absolutely. I own an m&p 40 and a 92fs. that are blued and I find myself taking longer to clean them with no real visual reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB1986 View Post
    I'm not being serious. I obviously chose stainless. But I was gettin rings around the muzzle that my cleaning solvent would not remove. A friend just gave me a few of these special lead removal wipes and they work awesome. As for the Stainless being easier to see? absolutely. I own an m&p 40 and a 92fs. that are blued and I find myself taking longer to clean them with no real visual reminder.
    A gun that shows no wear is a safe queen. All of my guns are clean, but worn in all the right places. The performance has not been degraded because of it, and they aren't on the 'trading block,' so all is well. They have ...character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    A gun that shows no wear is a safe queen. All of my guns are clean, but worn in all the right places. The performance has not been degraded because of it, and they aren't on the 'trading block,' so all is well. They have ...character.
    Besides, it's easier to see the dirt and grime when you shoot them hard enough!


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    I just cleaned my glasses and realized it wasn't my glasses. Thats the dirtiest gun I think I've ever seen. Looks like desert or beach sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    Buy a Glock and just throw it away when it quits working...if it ever does.
    I use to laugh at comments like this. But not any more.
    I just bought my second Glock and am now a fan. Not a Glock nut, but a fan.
    They are one of the most accurate, easy to take care of, light, no nonsense pistols you can buy.
    Only a few other brands rank that hi for me. So since the Glock will probably not quit in his life time, it would be a sure buy.

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    I couldn't disagree more.

    I never have a problem cleaning my stainless guns.

    In fact, it's far easier in my opinion.

    I've noticed that I'm buying more and more stainless guns.

    As far as buying a gun and letting it go uncleaned and then throwing it away - is not the way I act.


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    I have no problems cleaning stainless steel guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank45 View Post
    And it doesn't rust.
    Not as quickly anyhow - stainless is not rust proof - just rust resistant.

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