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    I clean my pistols after every time I shoot. I clean my AK and Shotty every few months. Clean mosin after every outing seeing as how I shoot corrosive ammo.

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    I clean all my guns...very time I shoot.

    And every 3 months all my guns get a thorough cleaning!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    I am just the opposite. I lube more often than I clean. I shoot mainly Glocks and clean them maybe once every six months or so. My Kahr is newer, but I haven't cleaned it in two or three months. The KelTec pocket gun gets wiped down weekly, but really cleaned only occasionally. I shoot a lot, so the guns are pretty cruddy, but they still work fine. If I relied on a 1911 for defense, I'd clean it more often.

    I don't remember the last time I cleaned my M4gery, but it still works well. The 870 maybe saw a rag through the bore after last dove season. I did shoot some semi-corrosive Korean ammo through my Garand on Memorial Day, so that got cleaned right away. I think I squirted some Break-Free into a couple of .22s last year.

    I live in the very dry Southwest, and so rust isn't really a problem here.

    I have no idea exactly how many rounds I have fired through my guns. For the Glocks it is in the tens of thousands. In the thousands for the Kahr and getting near a thousand for the KelTec.

    When and if any of them break, I'll just get a new one. <shrug>
    I'm with you. I don't clean 'em unless they start showing the need for it. I do tend to wipe them down with a silicon rag when i'm done though. I've got over 3000 rounds through my ruger .22, my xd40 and xd45 without cleaning. I've only got about 1400 through my Taurus 627 and the brass isn't quite falling out like it used to. Probably clean that up one of these months. The long guns are on a per-gun basis. I keep cleaning my 1894 without shooting it, my FAL whenever I shoot it, my shotguns rarely if ever and my HiPoint never. When they fail, i'll clean 'em. Otherwise they're fine (I don't shoot corrosive).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whittey View Post
    When they fail, i'll clean 'em. Otherwise they're fine (I don't shoot corrosive).
    I don't know if I could do that. My luck it will fail when I need it most. Of course in an ideal world, I'll never need it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Plemons View Post
    I don't know if I could do that. My luck it will fail when I need it most. Of course in an ideal world, I'll never need it at all.
    I agree.......Murphy's Law........ take the chance out of it....... Half the fun of owning a gun ....is shooting it....... and the other half is cleaning it!!!!

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    Shoot it.
    Field strip it, clean it.
    Detail strip and clean once a year.
    Except for .22's.
    Clean those once a year.

    AFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifiend View Post
    If I'm bored I'll clean my guns, regardless of shots fired...or not fired. It's relaxing for me.



    Funny. Almost every Sunday night I go into my den and clean my carry gun, shot or not, while I watch a good action flick, then go outside and drink a coffee and smoke a cigar .......then I am ready for Monday.

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    Never do today what.........

    Since we don't get to the range but about once a month, we will take about six or seven pistols and sometimes a couple of rifles just so we keep sotra proficient with all of them. Hopefully. That means I got lots of cleaning and fondling to do since I get the pleasure of doing all the gun cleaning in the family. I really don't mind but I usually wait untill the next day so I can devote some time to the task. In answer to the original question, I always clean our guns after shooting them. I just do it the next day. And I always keep a oily rag around to wipe them down after handling them.

    P.S. And sometime the voices tell me when to clean my guns!!!!
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    I clean mine each time they are fired at the range, no matter how many shots. I also (try) to clean each one at six month intervals whether they've been fired or not. I use a computer program to keep track of my collection and it keeps track of those times. I find periodic cleaning keeps me familiar with each gun and its condition.

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    Yea, I shot 1 mag thru my little Keltec yesterday - I still cleaned it when I got home.

    Instead of shhoting 50 thru it at a time, I'll probably just take it along and shoot a mag thru it on every trip to insure it works fine all the time (since it is a pocket gun and could get lint in the hammer area)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Yea, I shot 1 mag thru my little Keltec yesterday - I still cleaned it when I got home.

    Instead of shhoting 50 thru it at a time, I'll probably just take it along and shoot a mag thru it on every trip to insure it works fine all the time (since it is a pocket gun and could get lint in the hammer area)
    !!Warning!!! I've carried 1911's C&L for years and lint gets EVERYWHERE!!
    Im beginning to think that stuff could get into a sealed jar given enough time.Clean you CCW WELL. I clean mine at least once every 2 weeks ,usually once a week.

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    I carry my P99c all the time in my cargo pants front pocket. WIth the rear of the slide being closed, I need not worry too much about lint. WHen ya have an external hammer, then yea, ya gotta be more careful...

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    Each time I shoot the weapon it gets a cleaning. But it's not unusual for me to take them all out on a Saturday afternoon and give them all a once over especially the CCW. I like to strip them down and put back together, it keeps me familiar with the ones I don't shoot that much.

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    I clean mine after each range trip. I just feel better about a clean gun. It also give's me a chance to look the thing over & make sure nothing has too much wear or any damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackice View Post
    I agree.......Murphy's Law........ take the chance out of it....... Half the fun of owning a gun ....is shooting it....... and the other half is cleaning it!!!!
    same with me, I find it relaxing and can't help but marvel at the mechanical workings inside.

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    After every range visit. I also wipe them down with a silicone gun cloth during the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I do not use black powder or corrosive powder/primers so I clean my guns when I get a

    Regards,

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    LOL good one!!

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    I clean mine after every range trip and clean my truck gun twice a month regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I do not use black powder or corrosive powder/primers so I clean my guns when I get a

    Regards,

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    My dad gave me a couple of those several years ago. So I guess now I have to clean my guns everytime I shoot them.

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