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General_lee 01-23-2010 01:57 PM

How often do you clean?
I just wanted to see how many of you are as OCD as me about cleaning your guns.
I clean mine after every range session.
Sometimes I'll clean them even if they haven't been shot since the last cleaning. Like this morning, I noticed my Keltec was getting dust and pocket lint on the back of the internal hammer, so before I opened the store this morning, I gave him a good cleaning and lube.

VitSports6 01-23-2010 02:10 PM

I clean mine after every range session as well.
I also cleaned my concealed carry pistol every month or so due to lint and dust as well.
I dont think I would consider it OCD, Just good practice.

NYPD13 01-23-2010 02:46 PM

They all get a good cleaning after each time used with at least one really in depth cleaning and winterizing come fall. Carry guns every 30-90 days depending upon usage.

IGETEVEN 01-23-2010 05:15 PM

I rotate and clean all weapons after use. Since my carry guns consist of three different guns and are the same ones I use firing in range shooting competitions, IDPA and shooting practice, they are well used and cleaned after each session.

This rotation of handguns keeps me proficient in their use, muscle memory and my response reaction, and the quality together time I spend with each, none of the handguns get jealous. ;)


Franciscomv 01-23-2010 06:06 PM

I clean them after each trip to the range, too. Sometimes, if they are really dirty, I leave them soaking in oil (or Hoppe's for the barrels and revolver cylinder chambers) overnight.

lonyaeger 01-23-2010 06:13 PM

You soak them in oil every night?

Mr. Bluesky 01-23-2010 06:29 PM

The M&P gets broken down and cleaned after every time I go out to the range. The Mk III, being a b*tch to take down, only gets the chamber and barrel cleaned every time, and gets fully disassembled about once a month.

Mark F 01-23-2010 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 217341)
You soak them in oil every night?

he said over night...


every night...

lonyaeger 01-23-2010 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 217346)
he said over night...


every night...

LOL I meant overnight. Every night would be overkill...just like overnight.

UnderFire 01-25-2010 02:25 AM

I clean after every visit to the range. My carry weapons I clean every 2 weeks. My hunting rifles will be wiped down with oil before I head out to the woods. Even if I'm unsuccessful during a hunting trip, when I'm back home the rifles get a thorough cleaning. The firearms that I don't use too often get a cleaning every 6 months.

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