CC weapon cleaning - don't put it off!


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Old 01-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default CC weapon cleaning - don't put it off!

I usually clean my CC guns every 3 - 4 weeks. I put it off over the holidays. I rotate 2 semi-autos and a revolver, depending on dress and weather, so there is usually not too much build up on any one gun.

Below is what I found in the firing pin area of my LC9 slide after field stripping it.

Just a reminder to stay on top of your cleaning and maintenance.



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proper maintanance of anything you rely on to keep you safe should be done on a regular schedule of some sort. be it your guns or your car.



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I have two carry guns..and I shoot them everytime I target practice. I know a few people who never practice with their carry guns. They sit in a pocket every day and get full of lint and other pocket crap. I think if you target practice it's important if not MORE important to practice with your carry gun. That's the one where your accuracy means the most.

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What is that yellow stuff?

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Another good reason not to carry in a pocket.

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Another good reason not to carry in a pocket.
Nothing wrong with pocket carry if your gun can handle it and you clean it now and then.

I carry a lcp in my pocket 24/7 longest its gone without cleaning in my pockets was 60 days took it out at the range fired 100 rounds including the rounds being carried the whole time no issues altho the first shot was done in a cloud of lint...

Its a big reason I love my lcp. Its super reliable.
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It just another reason to shoot the sh!t out of it.

hmmmm might be time for me to clean mine again.

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The firing pin/striker channel is the most neglected area of most pistols. As a part of our PM schedule, ALL carry guns must be stripped, cleaned and inspected by a certified armorer. As I was the only one certified on Smith pistols and revolvers and Sig Pistols, I kept busy. Officers would come for their annual in-service training, drop their gun off in the morning and I would have it ready to go before they left for the day. This on top of teaching classes was a chore, but one I loved. I usually ate lunch at my desk while cleaning guns. Usually 3-4 a day. There were others who were also certified on the Glocks so I deferred those to them.

Unbelievable the amount of gunk I would swab out of the FP channels. I liked to keep the Q-tips in a zip lock back for each owner to see so they understood the need for the preventative maintenance. Many would have it done 2-3 times a year once they saw the level of build up a year left.

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I pocket carry. When I'm sitting on the toilet I break it down and blow all the crap out of it.

The gun I mean...

The one in my pocket, not in my pants....

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What is that yellow stuff?
The yellow stuff is just lint, under the light of an incandescent bulb.


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