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Originally posted by nmsigshooter:
I guess the best answer would be to take better care of your firearms! If you live in a lousy humid place expect to pay more attention to your guns.


Before you start bashing on someone-please realize that due to personal body chemistry, some people can touch a gun and it will rust....



Bill, I lived in Fla from 1970-1985 then from 88-91, the humidity is about the same. I found that my duty gun, a parkerized 1911 dealt with the environment better than any other gun I tried, (it may be to the fact that oarkerizing hold oil better and longer than blued guns)

I owned a SS Colt commander (parts rusted), a browning blued hi-power, a blued Taurus revolver, and a Sig 226...all rusted except the GI issued 1911.

When I became a cop years later, I found that the only way for me to keep a gun from rusting was to coat them in grease and wipe it off, I was stationed in SC, GA, FL, NC, and all of them had salty air and humidity. I live in TX now and my G19 only gets a wipe down when I remember, because they don’t rust as much here.



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Chief,

I will agree with you that it’s tough, but as an example, that Glock isn’t rusted from sweat.

Also, as an avid sweater I know the struggle growing up in Florida. But like way mentioned, the same as I may need to change my T-shirt 3 times a day in the summer, I may also need to wipe down my weapon more often. Silicone rage every evening worked well for me. Never had a firearm rust.





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That glock is literally on the deck of a boat.

That didn't happen overnight. That firearm was neglected.


I'm thinking it was in the water and they snagged it fishing.
 
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The only rust problem I have had lately is with the magazine of my 365 carried IWB. I now remove the magazine and wipe it down every day during the summer.
 
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Hi, have you used either CorrosionX or Ballistol products before, both are good at being lubes while also protecting against corrosion.

I keep some of both on hand.

I've been using Hoppes No. 9 Solvent + CorrosionX or Ballistol + TW25B grease for my Clean/Lube/Protect/Rail grease.

That while living in the US south for about ~20 years of CCW, having had 10+ SIGs and no problems with them or anything else rusting.
 
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I have seen a number of Glocks of my requal students that have rusted, I think usually because they bought into that "Glocks won't rust" bullshit. Any steel gun, including stainless, will rust if you don't apply preventive maintenance.


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Hi, have you used either CorrosionX or Ballistol products before, both are good at being lubes while also protecting against corrosion.

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I have not, but I will be getting some soon!


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I use Corrosion-X on all my guns and tools. I never have any rust problems.
Corrosion-X is great stuff.



How does it smell and how long does it stay strong? (the oder)
Been thinking of buying some to use on a few hunting guns.


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I use Corrosion-X on all my guns and tools. I never have any rust problems.
Corrosion-X is great stuff.



How does it smell and how long does it stay strong? (the oder)
Been thinking of buying some to use on a few hunting guns.

It doesn't smell bad, and the smell isn't a strong or penetrating smell.
If you don't buy the aerosol can, you won't smell it much at all.



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I found that my 229 was a LOT easier to keep rust free on the hwy patrol job than my old M-28 revolver.
 
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I live in Nevada, what's rust?
 
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The older carbon steel SIGs with blued finish could rust fairly easily if you did not keep them wiped down and oiled. The later models have stainless steel slides and different finishes and are not nearly as susceptible to rust as the older models.
 
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The older carbon steel SIGs with blued finish could rust fairly easily if you did not keep them wiped down and oiled. The later models have stainless steel slides and different finishes and are not nearly as susceptible to rust as the older models.


This is why I have had all my carbon slides refinished by CCR. Looks nicer too!
 
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A local police agency here in Alabama unofficially went away from sigs due to rust.


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A local police agency here in Alabama unofficially went away from sigs due to rust.

Was that B'ham? I cannot imagine it being an issue on modern Sigs; the only one I've had trouble with is my original W. German P225... and always the mag release button and grip screws (on the left side only). Here in Madison they all carry Glops, so I haven't seen a SIG on an officer's belt in quite a few years...


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A local police agency here in Alabama unofficially went away from sigs due to rust.

Was that B'ham? I cannot imagine it being an issue on modern Sigs; the only one I've had trouble with is my original W. German P225... and always the mag release button and grip screws (on the left side only). Here in Madison they all carry Glops, so I haven't seen a SIG on an officer's belt in quite a few years...


Hoover


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Hoover

Gotcha...


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A local police agency here in Alabama unofficially went away from sigs due to rust.

Was that B'ham? I cannot imagine it being an issue on modern Sigs; the only one I've had trouble with is my original W. German P225... and always the mag release button and grip screws (on the left side only). Here in Madison they all carry Glops, so I haven't seen a SIG on an officer's belt in quite a few years...


Hoover


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If you don't maintain them, they will all rust to some extent. Routine inspections and maintenance are a must in a PD. A poorly maintained duty firearm is a major violation in my book.


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