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Ya know, I've had my SigPro for 4 or 5 years. I'm not sure I've ever cleaned it...
"We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled." - Kevin D. Williamson, 2012
"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."
Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
You know me so well.
"You can do it your own way, if it's done just how I say."
Good old days of IPSC. Run that .45 until you could see the slide running sluggish. Run the slide back and shoot everything down with carb cleaner. It looked like West Texas crude running out of the gun. Repeat until it ran clear. Air dry, run oil down the rails and barrel hood. Start shooting again.
If you didn’t have little black dots all over your shooting glasses and bill of your ball cap, put more oil.
Well I would tell his Dad that I’m going to shove one of his fake hearing devices so far up his ass he will be able to hear his small intestines as it produces SHIT!
I don’t sweat the pistoleros being squeaky. If you’ve done this long enough you know your pistol and when you need to do something. I do laugh when I read “I shot 75 flawless rounds through then cleaned “her” and put “her” back in the safe. I always think to myself, cool, hope you changed your tampon too allstar.
He possess great skills.
Got a few years on my ARX and 3500 or so rounds. I haven’t cleaned it once. It’s still chewing and spitting. Some of those rounds suppressed too. The only thing I care about being perfect clean, is my elr bolt. Anything else, if it needs maintenance all the time, even if just cleaning it, I don’t even want it. I’ve got shit to do.
He possess great skills.
I clean my pistols every 200 rounds
|A Grateful American|
I Flork my gun like a Saigon whore, with Bruce grease.
(according to Marzy...)
I clean it when the gunk starts moving on it's own.
"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" ✡ I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
|Do No Harm,|
Do Know Harm
Only reason I clean my work gun after shooting it is because if we have a shooting and I don't shoot, I want them to be able to check my barrel and see no new powder/fouling...and maybe a bit of dust on the end.
Maybe that is a completely wrong theory...maybe not.
I remember a high speed dude telling me one time...it's great to have a clean gun, but you know a dirty one was working the last time you pulled the trigger.
Knowing what one is talking about is widely admired but not strictly required here.
Although sometimes distracting, there is often a certain entertainment value to this easy standard.
"All I need is a WAR ON DRUGS reference and I got myself a police thread BINGO." -jljones
|Telling cops where to go for over 25 years|
I may be OCD or it may be a “fetish”, but I clean my guns at least once every 2-3 years whether they need it or not.
Seriously, I use grease and other than a wipe down with a rag they go several range trips without much more in the way of “cleaning”.
They don’t get stripped and cleaned with any regularity, usually do several when I am bored and got nothing else to do on a rainy winter day.
Carry gun gets it’s bore snaked once in while to clear out pocket lint and such as well as somewhat regular wipe downs with a silicone cloth to ward of rust and body oils.
"Where MY free shit?!"
What part of "...Shall not be infringed" don't you understand???
|addicted to trailing-throttle oversteer|
But I get so much pleasure picking out the carbon and oil laden 'dust roaches' out of my EDC every couple of months or so. Eliminating such linty grossness is a precious thing not to be trifled with.
This is me. I actually enjoy the cleaning process. I may have too much time on my hands..................
[QUOTE]Originally posted by jljones:
I used to be the guy that obsessed about keeping a clean, lubed gun with a minty clean bore.
I called Browning because my captive guide rod spring in my Buckmark was no longer captive and it's a pain in the ass to reassemble after cleaning with rod separated from the spring. Wanted a replacement because I didn't feel it should fail after such a low round count and amount of time.
The rep I talked to asked me why I took it apart and told me they are not intended to be field stripped and they wouldn't replace under warranty since I did the unspeakable act of cleaning it. Told me add a drop of lube or two and run bore snake through it that's all the cleaning it will ever need.
I ordered two replacement guide rod assemblies and ignored their advice.
A couple SIGs and a few others
I think it was Ayoob who said "Never carry dirty". Way to much of a habit at this point to stop cleaning.
I shoot it, I clean it.
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
|Get on the fifty!|
I imagine people do more damage over cleaning than not cleaning.
I know some folks who will clean after a 50-100 rounds at the range. Never understood it but not my stuff.
Usually i'll go 500+ before breaking everything down. Even then I can tell they could go longer. Corrosive stuff would be the exception.
When in doubt, pinky out.
I hate cleaning my guns. I'd rather have a trunk monkey do it for me.
Train how you intend to Fight
Remember - Training is not sparring. Sparring is not fighting. Fighting is not combat.
Funny that you'd post this, as I was reading a post from Mr. Gonzales (who knows a thing or two) and he seems to agree with you:
tempus edax rerum
of the Twilight Zone
I'm much less obsessed with cleaning than I used to be. I have been reluctant to espouse that guns need to be able to run "dirty". If they are quality, they should be able to run "dirty".
It's interesting that, on the one hand, people subject them to all sorts of torture tests, high round counts, dragging through the mud and then castigate the gun maker if, at any point, the gun fails. Then, on the other hand, they clean the living daylights out of the gun because if they don't, they can't depend on it if it's not squeaky clean.
I'm not that fond of cleaning guns. They should be able to run dirty and I don't think it damages them to do so.
I clean and lubricate each firearm, each time it's fired.
I also use grease on the rails and most contact points on the Glocks. And on most of my firearms, rather than oil.
|Fighting the good fight|
"You have to put things in perspective, if your trips to the range are about the same as your trips to the dentist then it is unlikely you are putting enough rounds through that would significantly foul the gun and possible induce a stoppage."
"Well, I just put 100 rounds through my handgun... Better detail strip and deep clean it, so it will be ready to go for next year's range trip!"
Try getting matching pirate hats.
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