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When you've field stripped your pistol for a basic cleaning, do you trust that everything went back together correctly and it will function as intended or confirm with a few rounds before putting it back in service?

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After a basic cleaning and reassembly, do you test fire the pistol?

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No. I reload and carry it clean.
Yes. I fire a few rounds to ensure function.
I don't necessarily clean it after a range session, so it may have zero or a hundreds of rounds of fouling in it when carried.

 
 
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When you've field stripped your pistol for a basic cleaning, do you trust that everything went back together correctly and it will function as intended or confirm with a few rounds before putting it back in service?


No rounds, put a pencil in it unloaded to check the firing pin.


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I check all the functions but do not run back out to fire it because then I would have to clean it and then run back out to fire it and then I would have to clean it.......and some kind of paradox would surely occur. Smile


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What cslinger said. I clean after a bigger range session (more than a box or two) and I will manually check all the safeties and ensure I see the FP protrude after pushing the block on applicable guns.
 
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When you've field stripped your pistol for a basic cleaning, do you trust that everything went back together correctly and it will function as intended or confirm with a few rounds before putting it back in service?

See no points in doing it.


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I don't test fire after a basic cleaning. See no need to. I always clean, inspect and lube after each range session, regardless of round count. Notice the word "inspect". I actually shoot and carry most of my guns...have never had a function issue after a basic cleaning over a 50 year period.

After a full DETAIL strip, clean, inspect and lube I will always test fire before carrying. While it may not be necessary, it's a procedural thing for me. Once you go into the guts of the gun and reassemble, the odds are higher that something may have been altered.


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No sir I don’t. I clean it, and holster it.


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I have access to a range five minutes from home that I could use most of the time, and another 15 minutes away that I could use literally any time, but I still could not imagine shooting, going home to clean the gun(s), then going to the time and effort to run back to the range to fire off a few more rounds. The armorer courses I’ve attended included manufacturers’ recommended function checks, but not one indicated that live fire testing was required after disassembly and cleaning.




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If the gun functioned properly prior to cleaning it - why would it not function properly after cleaning it?
 
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If the gun functioned properly prior to cleaning it - why would it not function properly after cleaning it?


Some crap got washed into the striker channel and slows it down?
 
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Some people here would have to clean it again after the test fire.... Razz
 
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what is this "cleaning" you speak?


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Do you test fire your CCW pistol after field stripping/cleaning?

No. Not feasible to test fire unless you have your own range at home.
 
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After a range session, I usually remove slide, wipe down, lube, run patch thru barrel.
 
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Test fire, no. Function check, yes.




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I clean and lube them before going to the range.
Just wipe down the outside before holstering and carrying.


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Function test, load and holster up.


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If I am going to field strip and clean a CCW pistol, I do it shortly before I am going to the range.


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No. I usually don’t field strip & clean after shooting because I shoot infrequently and rarely more than 30-40 rounds (outdoor private range).

After cleaning, a function check is enough.



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