Field strip it, clean it.
Detail strip and clean once a year.
Except for .22's.
Clean those once a year.
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!!!!
Last edited by TxPhantom; 08-27-2006 at 05:45 PM.
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.
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)
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...
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.
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.
After every range visit. I also wipe them down with a silicone gun cloth during the week.
I clean mine after every range trip and clean my truck gun twice a month regardless.