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Posted: 9/5/2008 8:26:22 PM EST
or both? worried about salt and rust.. it will be locked in the glove box of a jeep...if it matters its a kimber 1911

last time i went to the beach i was about 10 so i have no idea what a short amount of time in salty air can do..

thanks
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 8:29:00 PM EST
Both!!

put a nice coat of oil on it before you go, and clean the sand out of it when you get home..
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 8:31:44 PM EST
Since you're leaving it in the glove box why don't you just put it in a ziploc bag or some other sealed container?
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 8:31:47 PM EST
IIRC recent Kimber barrels have horrible corrosion resistance.

I would put a light film of oil on it. I had a light coat of rust on my AR barrel after 10 minutes from dumping a mag or so.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 8:37:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 6:48:17 AM EST by callgood]
Get something like this VCI emitter and put it in the baggy. You might pick one up at a gun store. You can get a smaller quantity from some web sites.

Poly Gun Bag

ETA: I got mine from theinhibitor.com

The SHEATH mentioned below is good stuff. I use it on my reloading equipment. No rust.
Link Posted: 9/5/2008 8:44:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2008 8:45:02 PM EST by 308Patriot]
Both. But don't use too much. The air is much worse at night. Salt fog and whatnot.

Rub it down with a little sheath (now called barricade). Very good stuff. I know people that live on an island in Fl and keep their windows open all the time. They oil their guns about once every 2 months with CLP or sheath (barricade).
Link Posted: 9/7/2008 7:49:56 AM EST
BOTH! you will need it for protection from nothing but the air in a glove box. Ask me how I know. And mine was oiled and cleaned.
Link Posted: 9/7/2008 7:55:49 AM EST
How about go have fun and dont worry about it.

The amount of salt air that will penetrate a closed car and a closed glove box in 3 or 4 hours probably couldnt be measured.

Its certainly not enough to harm a quality firearm.

wipe it off with a greasy rag when you get home and forget about it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2008 7:57:19 AM EST
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