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    I clean my handguns when I get a:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
    That's abuse!

    I wouldn't compare cleaning your pistol to cleaning the exterior of a car. That would be like wiping down the exterior of your pistol. It's more like not changing the oil. The engine can go a long way without an oil change but there's the abuse and unnecessary wear.
    Wipe down a Glock? Why? I wipe mine down after I clean them every six months (whether they need it or not). I don't think I have ever wiped down a Glock at any other time. I did wipe down my KelTec yesterday, but that was only because I ran in a 5K road race yesterday morning with it clipped onto my shorts, so it got a sweat bath.

    I don't see how my cleaning schedule qualifies as abuse. It's just a gun, dude. The Glocks work with total reliability, even after 3000 rounds. I could probably clean once a year and they'd still be fine.

    As I posted earlier, I think some people put more wear on their guns cleaning them rather than shooting them. I understand the guy/gadget attachment to guns, but I just don't share it, and don't need to have sparkling guns to defend myself. I just need guns that work, and my Glocks work with complete reliability on the six-month cleaning schedule I use.
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    Clean after firing only....

    I clean my guns after they are fired only. That's after each trip to the range but usually not the very day I shoot them. It's usually the next day when I have more time to devote to the project. I usually have 6 or 7 guns to clean that all break down differently. I've heard some say they clean their guns often even if they have not been shot. I don't do that but I keep a oily rag around to wipe them down after handling them. I like my guns to look their best at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    Wipe down a Glock? Why? I wipe mine down after I clean them every six months (whether they need it or not). I don't think I have ever wiped down a Glock at any other time. I did wipe down my KelTec yesterday, but that was only because I ran in a 5K road race yesterday morning with it clipped onto my shorts, so it got a sweat bath.

    I don't see how my cleaning schedule qualifies as abuse. It's just a gun, dude. The Glocks work with total reliability, even after 3000 rounds. I could probably clean once a year and they'd still be fine.

    As I posted earlier, I think some people put more wear on their guns cleaning them rather than shooting them. I understand the guy/gadget attachment to guns, but I just don't share it, and don't need to have sparkling guns to defend myself. I just need guns that work, and my Glocks work with complete reliability on the six-month cleaning schedule I use.
    I hope You pray that Murphy doesn't catch up to you when you need a functioning weapon some day,(functioning = maintained)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    I hope You pray that Murphy doesn't catch up to you when you need a functioning weapon some day,(functioning = maintained)
    I'm not especially religious, so I don't ask God to help me with my weapons. But I've been following this cleaning schedule since I got the Glocks about 18 months ago with zero (as in zip, zilch, nada) problems, so I'm not worried about a malfunction. The Glocks just keep on chugging along without any malfunctions at all, so I don't see a reason to fix what isn't broken.

    As I mentioned, if I still carried a 1911, I'd clean more often. And I clean the KelTec every few hundred rounds, since the gun is fairly new and I haven't had time to "abuse" it sufficiently.

    I know this is shocking for some guys who are more into the technical aspects of the guns, have an emotional attachment to their weapons, or are a more anal about carbon than I am.

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    I'm with Mike.

    I'll go through a 2,000+ rounds with my XD-9 (about 200 per range trip) without cleaning. It may sit in my safe for a couple of weeks between range trips. Dirty, skanky and slutty. Without any cleaning, it still fires. And it continues to fire as long as I feed it some ammo.

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    A different age and different values I guess, There are some things worth doing whether they are "needed or not". Now I mean ABSOLUTELY NO INSULT,but you will probably take it that way anyway, I only hope that neither I or anyone I know never has to depend on the "reliability" of anyone elses filthy but "totally reliable" firearm to save their life.And it has nothing to do with being "ANAL" about cleaning,at least not any more than being "ANAL" about NOT cleaning your tools when done using them.

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    OH Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    A different age and different values I guess, There are some things worth doing whether they are "needed or not". Now I mean ABSOLUTELY NO INSULT,but you will probably take it that way anyway, I only hope that neither I or anyone I know never has to depend on the "reliability" of anyone elses filthy but "totally reliable" firearm to save their life.And it has nothing to do with being "ANAL" about cleaning,at least not any more than being "ANAL" about NOT cleaning your tools when done using them.

    Seems Military will install ANAL in most cases,but not all--You are taught to keep your weapon and you privates clean and out of places they don't belong (most certain meant in fun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    A different age and different values I guess, There are some things worth doing whether they are "needed or not". Now I mean ABSOLUTELY NO INSULT,but you will probably take it that way anyway, I only hope that neither I or anyone I know never has to depend on the "reliability" of anyone elses filthy but "totally reliable" firearm to save their life.And it has nothing to do with being "ANAL" about cleaning,at least not any more than being "ANAL" about NOT cleaning your tools when done using them.
    No offense taken at all. I don't see any mudslinging going on. It's been a very worthwhile conversation so far.

    I subscribe to the thought of test firing a pistol after reassembly before trusting your life to it. Just like starting a car after putting new spark plugs in. I want to know that I put it all back together properly before going to bed so I know it will start in the morning. I don't want to wake up and find out my car won't start when I have to go to work. We had this exact same philosophy when I was active duty USAF during Reagan's time. We took the nuclear cruise missiles apart every 24 months, inspected them for corrosion, put them back together again. Then we ran some intensive diagnostic tests on the guidance and arming electronics... before we put them back in service. With that thinking, I'm more comfortable carrying a pistol I've fired since the last time I took it apart. Granted a semi-auto pistol is far simpler than an inertially guided nuclear cruise missile, the principle is the same.

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    I wouldnt really have any problems with the scenario you just laid out,test firing once or twice after cleaning is not gonna deposit the crud inside your firearm like 3500 rds between cleanings like has been prev. mentioned tho........

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    I can see the few rounds deal, but hundreds that's just to far out there for me. I would hate to be laying in the gutter bleeding to death, and wondering why that trigger froze up on me, when all I needed was a drop of oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I can see the few rounds deal, but hundreds that's just to far out there for me. I would hate to be laying in the cutter bleeding to death, and wondering why that trigger froze up on me, when all I needed was a drop of oil.

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    I see the difference lies in how many rounds fired before we consider the gun likely to jam due to a lack of cleaning. For some, one round and the gun needs cleaning. For others, several thousand. We all have our own comfort level.

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    Every time I shoot them

    I clean them. Just the way I was taught. First by my dad then by the Marines.

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    Question What about it.

    Do you think it couldn't happen Ship? Is that why I am Weird. Odds are it never will, but it could happen to some I care a lot about. I would sure hate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Do you think it couldn't happen Ship? Is that why I am Weird. Odds are it never will, but it could happen to some I care a lot about. I would sure hate that.
    I think U misunderstand... That isn't "weird," dude. It's WRRD as in "WORD" - It means I am agreeing with U... WORD

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    Hell, here and I thought the gansta' Maser was gone.......LOL!!!!!!!

    Word up dawg.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45 View Post
    Hell, here and I thought the gansta' Maser was gone.......LOL!!!!!!!

    Word up dawg.....

    WORD!

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    The Maser Is Gone?

    Is Maser the kid from Ca. gone? What happened to him?

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    Don't pay me no mind Ship as they say ; NO fool like an old fool.

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