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      10-21-2016, 08:30 PM   #155
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A gun doesnt have to be cleaned every single time you use it....particulary....ESPECIALLY if you regularly use the gun.

A handgun you use regularly or carry (ie depend on) DOES however require proper lubrication ESPECIALLY in the winter

If however you're shooting corrosive ammo then you need to clean that gun more or less immediately after shooting.....I recommend windex down the barrel/in chamber to neutralize the primer salts.....if its not a bolt action gun you'll need to pull apart the entire gas system and clean it too......unless you like rust/useless guns

People do more damage to guns while cleaning than doing anything else with them
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I stopped cleaning every time i shoot a wile ago. Especially with blue collar guns. If i only shoot a gun every now and then, i'll full clean and putt a storage amount of lube on it. Too many gunsmiths told me that full solvent cleaning after every shoot is bad.

That said, take care of your tools and your tools will take care of you.

My post shooting ritual, during a movie or football game, is jamming the mags. I keep most mags loaded so i can just grab and go to the range/farm.



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I stopped cleaning every time i shoot a wile ago. Especially with blue collar guns. If i only shoot a gun every now and then, i'll full clean and putt a storage amount of lube on it. Too many gunsmiths told me that full solvent cleaning after every shoot is bad.

That said, take care of your tools and your tools will take care of you.

My post shooting ritual, during a movie or football game, is jamming the mags. I keep most mags loaded so i can just grab and go to the range/farm.



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I keep my magazines filled all the time...thank the lord for speed loaders. I enjoy doing it and am sure i will enjoy cleaning them. Similar to wrenching on the car.
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      10-21-2016, 09:05 PM   #158
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I usually have some loaded and rest in boxes for down the road. This doesn't work very well with a beard.
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If you love the gun break it down and clean after each session
Gotta admit gettin a bit lazy too so been seeing just the bore brush recently after each
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See I don't see it as lazy, I too don't think it's a good idea to overclean a gun that's routinely used. Keep it lubed up and do it once in a while
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Can see yer POV but not chancing any residue corroding any part of my guns but will do breakdown cleaning and oil whenever time allows.. esp in the more humid months
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Can see yer POV but not chancing any residue corroding any part of my guns but will do breakdown cleaning and oil whenever time allows.. esp in the more humid months
You wont get corrosion from fouling from modern ammunition....especially with the coatings that are on modern firearms....and its especially not an issue on anything with a chrome lined barrel or stainless barrel

Accuracy is actually BETTER on firearms with SOME fouling.....HUNDREDS of rounds of fouling will have a negative effect
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You wont get corrosion from fouling from modern ammunition....especially with the coatings that are on modern firearms....and its especially not an issue on anything with a chrome lined barrel or stainless barrel

Accuracy is actually BETTER on firearms with SOME fouling.....HUNDREDS of rounds of fouling will have a negative effect
I buy cheap ammo many from foreign makers cause I shoot alot.. not sure their primers etc so I dont take a chance plus they generally dirtier
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just my .02cents, clean it and maintain it like your life depends on it..just like pre flight checks...
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I dont full solvent clean each time. I do a bore snake and oil and wipe the rest. The 1911 likes to be wet with oil. The AR hates carbon buildup.
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I buy cheap ammo many from foreign makers cause I shoot alot.. not sure their primers etc so I dont take a chance plus they generally dirtier
Its virtually impossible to find current production ammunition with corrosive primers these days

Anything comm block surplus is definately corrosive

ie anything 7.62x54r, most of the Yugo 7.62x39, most of the 8mm
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I do shoot corrosive 8mm in my k98 and do clean thst after almost immediately. I also live in humid florida so keeping everything oiled doesnt hurt.
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Ya I shoot Russian and Serbian ammo and suspect theyre corrosive
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Mine's Yugo. I know it is.
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I doubt there is a wrong answer here. Most of us don't shoot enough where solvent cleaning after each shoot would be detrimental. And a simple bore snake and shot of lube after each shoot is generally more than enough to keep everything in good working order. You know your gear, take care of it as needed.

As Fundguy pointed out, different weapons like different treatment. You can run a glock dry as a bone for weeks. Do that with most 1911s and you're toast after a few mags.
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Just don't get that lacquer crap
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      10-21-2016, 11:19 PM   #172
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Just don't get that lacquer crap
Dont put it into an AR

Most comm block guns eat it just fine

I'm not a fan of the steel cased/laquer shit myself
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Yeah I shoot steel at my outdoor range brass at indoor but only polymer coated not laquer. Seems this part of forum generates a decent amount of interest go figure we got some shooters here.
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Finally, a manly thread.
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Yeah I shoot steel at my outdoor range brass at indoor but only polymer coated not laquer. Seems this part of forum generates a decent amount of interest go figure we got some shooters here.
We're just a bunch of mindless, neckbeard militia types. Stockpiling weapons of mass destruction at our compounds, waiting for the opportune time to overthrow the gubberment. Until then, we'll be content to terrorize all the peaceful citizens by going to designated shooting ranges to practice the overthrowing skills.

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From what I have been told and read, a lot of guns like the ones I am using (Glock, Sig, etc) can take such a fkn beating and still be ready and operate like a charm. My plan is to clean after every other range session...should be good.

Thanks for all of the info., guys.
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