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Old 06-26-2014, 12:44 AM   #11
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Not to rain on parades or anything, and to each their own for sure, but I've found that my guns function just fine with all sorts of gunky lint build up, months of skin flakes, pocket lint, hair and whatever else might crawl into a gun from just being under a pillow or in a pocket. I take them out to shoot without cleaning at all and bang, just like last time, on the dot and in the spot.

Then again, previously I only collected SA hammer guns. I feel a LOT less confident with striker fire.
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I clean pocket pistols a lot. My full size guns are running dry before I clean them. Long guns get cleaned every 6 months if they need it or not.
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Not to rain on parades or anything, and to each their own for sure, but I've found that my guns function just fine with all sorts of gunky lint build up, months of skin flakes, pocket lint, hair and whatever else might crawl into a gun from just being under a pillow or in a pocket. I take them out to shoot without cleaning at all and bang, just like last time, on the dot and in the spot.

Then again, previously I only collected SA hammer guns. I feel a LOT less confident with striker fire.
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I know some people just run them and no ill effects...My thread was about people like me that just LOVE to clean them..even if they are not dirty...LOL

I enjoy the takedown, stripping, cleaning and lubing...as one poster said, its cathartic...
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The guns you "see" me cleaning the most are the Carry Guns, And the comp. 22's,....other stuff gets cleaned in rotational order,...even if I'm only shooting my Carry Guns 1 or2X per month, they are going to be cleaned 2 to 4X a month. I never wanna hear "Click " except when I'm practicing dry,....

The "Bulldogge" likes to sit and watch, if I'm cleaning, or doing Radio. Many times he is next to me while recording the Podcast, and I have to"keep a strait face" when he does something funny or is flatulant...one day I'm going freak Vikingdad and TekGreg out by putting him in my office chair with headphones on...


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I don`t have ADHD or OCD. But that`s what I do everyday, unless I am out shooting !...............
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I clean my guns after I've shot them, put them back in the safe, and I inspect them once a month to see if they need oiling if it's not something I shoot regularly.

Apart from that, I don't worry about it too much.

I've found that my leather slings are actually what takes the most time to care for with Houston's heat and humidity. It takes an hour to clean and condition a M1907 the way I do it.

I'm sure nylon would solve those problems, but putting plastic on a M1903, M1, or even M14 just feels wrong.
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I clean my guns after I've shot them, put them back in the safe, and I inspect them once a month to see if they need oiling if it's not something I shoot regularly.

Apart from that, I don't worry about it too much.

I've found that my leather slings are actually what takes the most time to care for with Houston's heat and humidity. It takes an hour to clean and condition a M1907 the way I do it.

I'm sure nylon would solve those problems, but putting plastic on a M1903, M1, or even M14 just feels wrong.
What do you use to take care of your leather slings? I've got a beautiful handmade sling from a close friend, and I want to keep it that way. If I remember I'll post a pic of it tomorrow.
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Not to rain on parades or anything, and to each their own for sure, but I've found that my guns function just fine with all sorts of gunky lint build up, months of skin flakes, pocket lint, hair and whatever else might crawl into a gun from just being under a pillow or in a pocket. I take them out to shoot without cleaning at all and bang, just like last time, on the dot and in the spot.

Then again, previously I only collected SA hammer guns. I feel a LOT less confident with striker fire.
A good gun should be able to shoot in all of the conditions that you listed. That being said, just because it CAN shoot like that doesn't mean that it's the best way to keep them
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just use a litte leather conditoner once a year just to put some moisture in the leather and to keep it supple.
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