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Posted: 12/7/2003 2:39:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 5:53:07 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
Normally I really enjoy cleaning guns, and I do it compulsuvely - but I'm feeling lethargic today and there's nothing good on TV, so I just really don't feel like it.

I fired about 40 rounds through it yesterday - but I figure since its a WW-2 gun, it probably wouldn't be the first time it's gone ahiwle without cleaning. And it's still my most accurate and reliable handgun.


What do ya'll think? Do you all clean your guns after EVERY use, or do you sometimes let it slide?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:44:35 PM EDT
40 rounds, hu? Damn, I generally fire 600 rounds a couple times a week and only clean mine once a month. (This does not mean I don't wipe all the shyte off the outside, I am not a dirty bastid).
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:48:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AILapua: 40 rounds, hu? Damn, I generally fire 600 rounds a couple times a week and only clean mine once a month. (This does not mean I don't wipe all the shyte off the outside, I am not a dirty bastid).
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I was using my rifle a lot more that day [:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:54:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 3:03:49 PM EDT by EricE]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:55:38 PM EDT
40 rounds. Nah. Wipe it down and put it away. When you feel in the mood do it then.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:02:09 PM EDT
I clean my gun, when it starts to jam and gets FTFs & FTEs
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:09:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord: I clean my gun, when it starts to jam and gets FTFs & FTEs
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I like this man's attitude, but I am afraid I am a little obsessive compulsive about cleaning after a shoot (but I don't take an hour per gun like some of yall). I would not clean it after 40 rounds but maybe just run a bore snake through.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:10:35 PM EDT
Well DK, old buddy. I guess you have me pegged. I have never slept with a dirty firearm in my home. If I shoot it, it gets cleaned. Period. One round or 300, it gets cleaned and oiled before it and I go to bed. Of course, this may be the reason that I have several firearms older than I am (55) that still look like new. Clean it, you lazy bum. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:19:52 PM EDT
Old Army philosophy--"The horse, the saddle, the man." That means you take care of your gear before you take care of you. I'd clean it, even if it meant just a bore-snake and a patch of oil. And, EricE has a good point; the pistol deserves a little more TLC than it has seen in the past!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:23:48 PM EDT
I shoot my 1911 about 1,000 between cleanings. And that is since I went to wolf. I do need to CLP every 300 or so rounds with wolf. The 1911 just does not need that much TLC if the feed ramp is polished.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:26:17 PM EDT
This guy has shot [b]2,800[/b] so far through his Springfield Mil Spec, without fail. [url]http://www.1911forum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=55698[/url] I would clean yours, btw. WTF not?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:43:36 PM EDT
The time you wasted posting this you could have had it cleaned and ready to go again
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:51:02 PM EDT
if i look at my guns too hard, i clean them [:O]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 5:52:05 PM EDT
All right - I've discovered that my compulsiveness trumps my laziness. Like Old_Painless (and others of you) I HAD to clean it. Just finished - now I feel better! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:03:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Old_Painless: Well DK, old buddy. I guess you have me pegged. I have never slept with a dirty firearm in my home. If I shoot it, it gets cleaned. Period. One round or 300, it gets cleaned and oiled before it and I go to bed. Of course, this may be the reason that I have several firearms older than I am (55) that still look like new. Clean it, you lazy bum. [:D]
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NEVER let the sun set on a dirty weapon.
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