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    Trekman is offline Junior Member
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    Handgun cleaning frequency

    Since there is an ammo shortage, the gun range I shoot at (They require you to buy their ammo) is limiting people to 1 box of each caliber hand gun ammo. This means each time I go to the range, I only shoot 50 rounds in each handgun. Is it necessary to clean the guns after 50 rounds of shooting or is it reasonable to wait until I run about 150 rounds through the gun between cleanings?

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    paratrooper is offline Senior Member
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    I have to ask you this.

    What does your range charge for a box of 50 rds?

    In regards to cleaning after 50 rds., do it or not. It won't hurt anything. You could wait until 500 rds. if ya want.

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    Cleaning of your firearm is a matter of choice. Personally I clean my firearms after every time at the range. Again personal choice. I also pull out every other firearm in my safes at least once a year and go through them (oil, clean and wipe down all the long guns and ones that I haven't shoot in the last year). But thats just me, it relaxes me to work on my toys.

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    The range I go to charges $26.00 per box for 9mm and .45 APC ammo.

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    I almost always clean a gun after every range trip, regardless of rounds fired. If for some reason I can't clean it immediately, I take a few minutes to run a boresnake (best invention ever!) through it to clean the barrel - a "lick and a promise" until I can take time to clean it properly. And I generally do a detail strip once a year.

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    Clean them???? We're supposed to clean them???

    I actually clean mine about every other range trip. Of course one range trip could be as much as 200 to 300 rounds.

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    paratrooper is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekman View Post
    The range I go to charges $26.00 per box for 9mm and .45 APC ammo.

    Thanks for replying. I almost never go to a public range. I was just curious as to why you have to buy their ammo?

    I do have an indoor range about 4 miles from where I live. It's not too bad, and they let you bring your own ammo.

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    Much like the frequency of changing oil in your car the frequency with which you clean your gun depends on many factors and the answer to the question is not the same for everyone. For instance some guns require more frequent cleaning because of their design. Does the manual on your gun say "lightly oil" or "generously oil" in the manual? If generous amounts of oil are applied dirt is more likely to build up and additional oil required so more frequent cleaning is likely needed. Is the ammunition used nice, clean ammo or cheap, dirty reloads? How is the gun stored? If you lived here in North Carolina without air-conditioning, you would need to clean the gun on a different schedule from someone who has air-conditioning due to humidity levels. When I lived in Florida the amount of sand and dust could be amazing at times due to steady winds. Does the range have a clean shelf to use while shooting or an uncleaned in ages piece of carpet on a board? What the ventilation is like in an indoor range can be a factor too. I've been in one down near Orlando, FL with so much stuff in the air all the clients wear masks and I've been to one over in Burlington, NC with an excellent ventilation system.

    It is important to know your gun and what it needs based on your circumstances. It is good to ask people in your area with similar weapons for suggested cleaning frequency, but only if they are not in the business of selling cleaning supplies.

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