Originally Posted by kytowboater
So if I clean mine every time I shoot, I'm damaging my guns? Or is this strictly for ARs? I keep my guns as spotless as I can. I field strip to clean every trip, complete tear down every two or three...
Just guessing, from what you describe, I think you're overcleaning. Field stripping normally is all you need, then gentle cleaning. There's absolutely no reason to completely tear down a gun every 2-3 field strips. Sounds like abuse.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
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