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Old 01-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #911
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Foreplay can also be thirty minutes of begging.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #912
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Only problem with that is the fact that its only fun for one!

I sincerely believe my wife just likes to watch me beg.

But hey! This is a gun cleaning thread, we're in serious danger of hijacking!
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:40 AM   #913
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I clean my weapons after every time I fire them. To me, it's relaxing. Weird huh?
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I like it too. I like seeing the insides and how they work.
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Its always been very relaxing to me, almost zen.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:47 AM   #916
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Well, this is the very first time I've been invited to provide input.

I'm anal about cleaning. It's the result of Marine Corps training.


I clean, or at least "wipe down" my guns on a regular basis. My carry gun is wiped down, a damp, then dry patch run through the bore, then function-checked several times a week.

If I pull the trigger on a live round, that gun gets cleaned within 24 hours. Rimfires get a lightweight oil-dampened patch thru the bore, the action inspected, and cleaned/oiled if needed. My rimfire ammo has a "lube" on it, that allows for more time between cleanings. I periodically remove rifle stocks and apply a light coat of oil to the metal underneath the wood. On barrels that I can remove I'll use a nylon brush w/solvent, then dry patches, then a lightly oiled patch, on a cleaning rod, from the breech end. On barrels I dont' remove, I use only pull-thru cleaning devices, from the breech end.

Cleaning solvents are highly subjective, but I always have Hoppes #9, Corrosion X, and Gunzilla on hand. Actions are cleaned in a commercial ultra-sonic cleaner, then lightly oiled, or disassembled, then cleaned. I've insulted more than one person by letting them handle a forearm, then wiping it down before I put it back in the safe. I'm quite certain it will happen again. I have a goldenrod in my safe, and an extra on hand, just in case.

I don't think I've left anything out, but I'm old. Thanks again for the invite.
Semper Fi, Devil Dog. I too am a 'clean weapon' fanatic. Must be those 22.5 years I got to play in the mud like a little kid and actually got paid for it.
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Like most folks said before me the best thing to do is clean after every use.
I do not have the luck to own a gun but I get the chance to practice guns at work since i am in the navy. What I do each time is take the gun apart, deep it into grease removing solution then spray lubricant like WD40 and finally apply a layer of grease.
A couple of times that I run out of degreaser I used brake cleaner that also works fine.
Residue of gun powder will cause the gun to rust and jam.
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Just to add my two cents, I clean my weapons after each shooting.
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Looking forward to the range report! Do Not Forget To Clean. The AR is a precision machine and it needs attention. Get a breech/chamber brush an maybe a boresnake to make it easy. Im all jacked up now. My bro just got one too. Gigiddy Gigiddy
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