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Old 04-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #11
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First of all, there is nothing in modern ammunition, nor in reloading components, that is harmful to the gun. There is some residue left in the bore along with some metal fouling or lead fouling.

But, in the air around you is dust, dirt, and grit that can, and does cause wear in left alone. Depending on the conditions determines how far you must go in gun cleaning. Me, I'm a revolver man, so I remove the cylinder and give all exposed surfaces a once-over then give my guns a heavy coat of oil. The oil I use is a 50/50 blend of automotive motor oil and Three-In-One machine oil. After a moment, I wipe down my gun until it feels dry to the touch.

Been doing this over fifty years, works for me.

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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The guy at the gun club is an idiot. Far more wear can occur from not cleaning lubing properly.
Absolutely right, he's definitely an idiot, why would you ever want to clean it without removing the slide
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i'll go with idiot or lazy. either one is asking for problems from his 1911 by not field stripping and properly cleaning and lubing his pistol. does he think the slide doesn't move when it's fired? that puts more wear on it than removing it for a proper cleaning and lube. let him do it his way, you might be able to buy it cheap in the near future, when it doesn't work properly for him!

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They have owner's manuals out there.

Every once in a while, the manuals should be read.

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Every once in a while, the manuals should be read.
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You are right, Slacker dude is wrong.
Especially on a 1911. They do not like to be dry and will protest with malfunctions if neglect persists.
More & more it seems that I read about how cleaning is bad for the barrel or damages the rifling or some such noise. I can't help but wonder if people who think cleaning guns is unnecessary or overrated take the same outlook to bathing and personal hygiene. Maybe they're the ones driving around with car windows that haven't been cleaned since they bought it.
Edit: Don't forget, field stripping & cleaning is also an opportunity to inspect it and replace worn or damaged parts. Ask him how he replaces recoil springs. One can argue about interval, but eventually they do need it.
Hey now I might not clean my windows or even my truck. But I clean my gun
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Your Range Commando is an Idiot. Be careful the counsel that you keep.

The only harm that can come from field striping your 1911 is the possibility of creating your own "idiot mark" on your gun.

This is recognizable as a cressent shaped scratch that arcs from the rear of the slidelock down toward the trigger on the port/left side of the gun.

It happen when folks new to the 1911 reassemble it and drag the mag catch portion along the frame while trying to snap it back into position.

Clean it well, lube it lightly, and try to avoid the Idiot mark.

Hmmm... How many of you are now pulling out your 1911's to check this?

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Hell I bought a Colt 70 series nickel plated 38 super for $50 LNIB cause the dummie could'nt get it to work with the 38 spl's he bought for it
Course this was in the very late 70's
Do you still have it?
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If field stripping is bad...the detail strip I do to mine every six months or so must be really really bad.

My guess: His excuse for not knowing how to field strip his 1911 is that he's too smart to.

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The only harm that can come from field striping your 1911 is the possibility of creating your own "idiot mark" on your gun.

This is recognizable as a cressent shaped scratch that arcs from the rear of the slidelock down toward the trigger on the port/left side of the gun.

It happen when folks new to the 1911 reassemble it and drag the mag catch portion along the frame while trying to snap it back into position.

Clean it well, lube it lightly, and try to avoid the Idiot mark.

Hmmm... How many of you are now pulling out your 1911's to check this?

Tack
Tack, you know there's an app for that?

Idiot Scratch Prevention Tool

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