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    I clean mine roughly every 250 rounds, or after five times of going to the range. When I go less often, say once a month or so, I'll clean it every two times I go.

    Procedure? I dunno the "technical" way of doing it. I swab the barrel with hoppies, clean out the parts with hoppies, then oil down the parts. I field strip my P99 everytime I clean it because the P99 is easy to field strip, the Ruger's not so much, so I do a less thorough cleaning on them and field strip them once a year maybe.

    I don't shoot as often as most, so what I find adequate for my shooting probably isn't often enough for most other's.

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    I clean my guns after each trip to the range. If I do not get a chance to shoot a particular gun over a 5-6 month period, I normally clean it.

    I am so used to having my duty weapon inspected that I am in the habit of always making sure my firearms are clean.

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    My usual regimen is to clean after each trip to the range. I've recently slacked off a bit because of work circumstances, but I try not to let things go longer than a few days after a work out.

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    Dudes! Thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate your thoughts about this. I'm a meticulous person with most of my hobbies. My guitar is always cleaned, strings replaced. My triathlon gear is always carefully cared for, wet suit washed out, bike wiped down, lubed, etc.

    So, it has been very hard for me to live by this 1,500 shot rule. But, I don't want to take the thing apart just to tinker. I guess I'm landing on about a 500-750 shot rule. My Sig is easy to strip and I think I'll feel better giving it a bath more frequently. Thanks again boys, you never disappoint.

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    It ain't a bad habbit to clean it after you shoot it. My Black Powder pistol takes a bath every outing. All that sulpher will do nasty things to steel if left to fester even in the dry climate of Colorado and lord it does get dirty. I will admit to a bit of laziness when it comes to my center fire weapons. The two pistols I use the most are pretty easy to care for finish wise. One is half poly and the other is half aluminum with a total paint finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard1987 View Post

    So, it has been very hard for me to live by this 1,500 shot rule. I guess I'm landing on about a 500-750 shot rule. My Sig is easy to strip and I think I'll feel better giving it a bath more frequently.
    IMHO, there is no rule for how often to clean your piece(s). The ones I use for the range and just putting holes in paper, I might wait for about 500 rounds, or sooner if I get bored around the house. For my CCW, everytime I shoot it I clean it. Whatever you're comfortable with, or what the owners manual says, or until it fails....your choice. Just my .02 worth.

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    Just my .02 worth, but when shooting lead, every range trip means a gun cleaning. Lead build-up can lead to high pressures, and possibly a destroyed gun, or worse.

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    I clean my guns after I shoot them, regardless of how many rounds I have fired. It's just a discipline thing with me, and not completely necessary, but I just like to know what they look like inside, before I load them up and strap them on. Because I do this, I don't think I will have any second thoughts about equipment preparedness, should I ever have to draw my gun to defend myself.

    I know each one of my handguns inside and out, and I am completely comfortable handling them, which is a very good thing for anyone who carries. Cleaning, inspection, and dry-fire practice are major factors in the familiarization process, and I consider them to be almost as important as live-fire practice.

    But, having said all that, a Glock or an XD, and quite a few others, might very well continue to function for an average gun owner's entire lifetime without ever being cleaned. So, I guess it is just personal preference.

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    now I'm no pro but, i clean after every shooting escapade which is about 150-300 rounds. Now, I don't see how a copper/bronze brush could harm steel or stainless steel much less a chrome-lined bore which my AR has. That's just me though. I'm not that worried about cleaning my AR too much whatsoever. My AR is my only weapon next to a 10-22 so that's about all i can say

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    Frequency of cleaning . . . .

    I guess habit long ingrained from my father and the USMC have me cleaning my guns after each shooting session. It is theraputic for me and a winding down after each range/qualification session. I am sure that the weapons will work well with more infrequent cleaning. During live fire exercises at 29 Palms we went for over a week in the field without field-stripping and cleaning. However every time we hit the armory we did a thorough cleaning after the field-ex I have a friend currently serving in Afganistan as an Army military policemen who is home on R&R now, we went to the local high school football game Friday and his biggest complaint was that his SAW was exchanged for a new weapon at the outset of deployment. While I am sure the specs are the same, he is psychologically more comfortable with his old weapon, built up dirt and all. I understand this level of comfort. I would not trade my Beretta 96 for any other duty or CCW weapon. Clean your weapons per manufacturer's recommendations and you won't have any problems.

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    I clean my carry gun once a month because I caryy iwb.

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    I clean as time allows between trips to the range and keep the outer surfaces of my carry weapons wiped down with a silicone cloth.
    What do you guys think of this practice?

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    I clean mine after shooting most of the time.

    If you don't shoot I would make sure it's still lightly oiled at least once a year.

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