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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.

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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,

    Richard

    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

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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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