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Posted: 2/4/2006 2:11:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 8:20:29 PM EDT by TheLibertarianMind]
Do you like cleaning your guns?

I do, I like seeing and understanding how my weapon works.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:12:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 2:14:15 PM EDT by krpind]
IBTP


ETA....and IBTRH
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:12:53 PM EDT
india bravo tango papa
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:15:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 2:15:14 PM EDT by Brian_in_Pullman]
IBTP

ETA
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:16:48 PM EDT
slowest poll evarrr
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:18:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
2nd slowest poll evarrr



Unless he starts another thread like "The poll to end all polls"
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:22:41 PM EDT
I wish that I liked cleaning my house as much as my guns.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:23:39 PM EDT
I like cleaning a new gun the first time I do it, but after that it's just a chore.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:24:44 PM EDT
I love cleaning the guns after a long range day. The smell of Hoppes #9 is enough to give me a chubby.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:24:54 PM EDT
people clean guns? why?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:25:35 PM EDT
Funny thing. I was just cleaning my guns (AR and M1A) after this mornings range session and was contemplating starting a post of how I hate cleaning guns. So no, I do not enjoy it.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:30:49 PM EDT
My AR has a stainless barrel, my 10/22 is all stainless with a synthetic stock. My next handgun will be a Glock. No, I don't like to clean guns. Blueing sucks.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:34:48 PM EDT
I just broke in my Wilson Combat CQB. I took it apart and cleaned it. It was really nice to see how much work actually went into making that pistol perfect.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:40:56 PM EDT
I clean my guns immediately after getting home, and I've done that for 35 years...can't imagine not cleaning them and I don't mind it at all.

HH
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:54:00 PM EDT
yes, i like tedious tasks.
it allows my mind to focus.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:02:06 PM EDT
Cleaning AR's sucks.
Cleaning Glocks, EZ
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:17:55 PM EDT
I hate knowing that I have to do it, and usually try to put it off for a while. But once I take the time to get started, I take my time and almost enjoy it. Voted indifferent.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:19:30 PM EDT
Yes, i find it enjoyable.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:22:56 PM EDT
All avid shooters should regularly tear down their guns to clean and inspect them for damage and wear. Every pin, screw, and spring on the table.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:23:20 PM EDT
I enjoy taking my AK clone apart. Haven't cleaned it yet, but I've field-stripped it half a dozen times just to see how it works. I love how elegantly simple it is; Kalashnikov was indeed a genius.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:23:25 PM EDT
I enjoy it. Not as much as getting them dirty though.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:24:20 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:28:49 AM EDT
I don't hate it, but I don't enjoy it either. It simply has to be done. You want a reliable rifle, it has to be kept clean...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:39:13 AM EDT
Sometimes it is an enjoyable and relaxing chore. But it still is a chore to me.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:46:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:51:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 1:31:39 AM EDT by Oslow]
I don't like cleaning guns.

I have been known to do it.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:08:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 6:10:11 AM EDT by eye_spy]
Yup ... its theraputic.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:16:14 AM EDT
it's "couldn't"
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:19:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
it's "couldn't"



WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD, once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:25:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 8:26:51 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:
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WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD,once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!



That would be "once too many times". And wtf is "ridge WRITING DICIPLINE"? you mean "rigid"?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:28:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:

Originally Posted By jvic:
it's "couldn't"



WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD, once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!




I voted "No (I do it because I have too)", even though it should be "No (I do it because I have too) to."
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:40:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:

Originally Posted By jvic:
it's "couldn't"



WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD, once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!




I voted "No (I do it because I have too)", even though it should be "No (I do it because I have too) to."



Impressive, Most Impressive.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:34:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:

Originally Posted By jvic:
it's "couldn't"



WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD, once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!



Do you know what would change the Earth every bit as much as correct spelling/gramar?

A long, stark raving mad rant about it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:26:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 7:27:34 AM EDT by jvic]
I wasn't so much being a spelling nazi as usage nazi or something. I suck at spelling. And grammar. And not so much a nazi, because I don't think I have ever done it before. A mini-usage nazi? Heck, I don't know...you seem wound a little tight, eh?
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:31:34 AM EDT
Indifferent. I'd rather be getting them dirty or just snapping caps with a clean one.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:34:00 AM EDT
I enjoy it ... when I get around to it .
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:35:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:

Originally Posted By jvic:
it's "couldn't"



WOW. It took 26 replies before one of you Spelling Nazis to get me. You guys are getting SOFT! COME ON!!! be more AGRESSIVE!!!! YOUR, spelling corrections will, CHANGE!! THE!! EARTH!!! You are the country's BEST, ONLY, and LAST HOPE!!!! You must purify the minds of today with ridge WRITING DICIPLINE!!!! Do NOT, be a SLACKASS!!!! You have let down this WHOLE, WORLD, once to many times. DO NOT LET ARFCOM DOWN EVER AGAIN!!!! This is you LAST CHANCE, DO NOT FAIL AGAIN!!!!!!!



WTF! Somebody forgot to take his meds!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:37:29 AM EDT
I get great satisfaction knowing that my firearm is undamaged and serviceable.
The only way to proactively know that is to break them down, clean, and inspect them.

Otherwise, it's not that much fun.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:40:44 AM EDT
The smell of gun oil and solvent is almost as good as the smell of napalm in the morning!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:49:24 AM EDT
no need .....I have an AK
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:58:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 8:00:18 AM EDT by 3rdpig]
Cleaning your weapon is more than just cleaning, it's inspecting for worn and damaged parts, function testing it AND understanding how it works and how to disassemble/reassemble in a hurry, in the dark, if need calls for it. Anyone who doesn't clean, inspect and test on a regular basis is in for a nasty surprise some day. And this applies to AK's and Glocks as well. Just because it's simple and works ok when dirty or neglected doesn't mean it should be dirty and neglected. And training involves more than just how to shoot it, it also involves knowing how to maintain and repair. There's not always going to be an armorer or a skilled friend around to hand your weapon to when it doesn't work anymore.

Some of you should read that piece on why Arab armies are so bad then rethink your attitude towards maintainence. Specially you "I own an AK and it doens't need to be cleaned" types. Arab armies use AK's and the only army they've beat in modern times have been the French. Think about it.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:17:54 AM EDT
I enjoy it ... when I get around to it .
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:21:32 AM EDT
After a boating accident, I don't have any guns to clean.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:23:30 AM EDT
i bought an AR so I wouldn't have to clean it (very often).
I'm nearing 5K rounds since the last cleaning.
CLP is my cologne.
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