Like Cleaning or Shooting More?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by LikeABoss, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not sure if I like the experience of shooting 450 rounds between 3 gun or cleaning 3 guns more, which do you like more?
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Kidding-----Right?
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Its a toss up for me. I love shooting, but cleaning afterwards is so relaxing to me. This is going to sound corny as hell, but when I clean, I almost feel like a musician. When I shoot, it feels like I'm creating a work of art.
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Personally reloading is my favorite part.....
     
  5. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    In the Army, we had to scrub the blue off of the weapon - now, I hate to clean any type of weapon system.

    A fellow member once said, "If it won't run dirty, I won't buy it." I couldn't agree more. I just run a snake through the barrel and lube when necessary.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Shooting is fun, cleaning is cheaper! :rolleyes:
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I really don't like cleaning my guns.
     
  8. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Seems like a rhetorical question.

    Shooting!
     
  9. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No for real, I really don't mind the cleaning part of the game, it's almost a right of passage. The cleaning is not the end to the experience but the beginning of the next. But I like shootin' em more! I think if I had the experience of being required to rub the blue off I would change my mind like our partner above!
     
  10. KalashnikovBlood

    KalashnikovBlood New Member

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    Trip286 that's a truly poetic statement.

    Spetsnaz for Life
     
  11. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Definately shooting is the best, although i do enjoy my cleaning time. Its the time that i can be by myself and relax
     
  12. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    agreed
    I definitely prefer shooting more because I like to say to this can go away and have it flatout disappear but I'll spend just as much time as I did shooting cleaning the guns I definitely enjoy that
     
  13. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Since I have to clean outside or in my shop which has no air conditioning or heater, it depends on the weather. :) Otherwise, I enjoy cleaning.


    P.S. I don't know as I'd say I like cleaning MORE. ;)
     
  14. XxChino13xX

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    I enjoy shooting more, personally, it's more relaxing for me. But at the same time, I don't mind cleaning my pistols and rifles, gives me something to do one day during the week. I used to not really care for it when I was in the military, but now that I do it at my own pace and have music to listen to while doing it, I don't mind one bit. Plus I do it indoors/in my living room with the fan on overhead, so I'm not sweating my *** off.
     
  15. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    I hate to clean 'em. Used to kinda like it, not anymore tho. I don't know why I changed.
     
  16. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I really enjoy cleaning my guns after a good range trip. When I am just shooting handguns and not dealing with rifles and target at 200 yards with all that back forth, the actual shooting only takes 30-60 minutes. The cleaning takes maybe twice as long when I am in no rush.

    After a range trip and a good solid cleaning my skills and my guns are in MUCH better condition than before the trip. The experiences as a combined whole are very cathartic and rewarding.

    I love putting a newly shot and cleaned gun back into the safe!!
     
  17. Model70

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    You kidding me? Cleaning guns is like taking a shower after getting la... ;) Like a shower. Not nearly as fun, but you gotta do it.
     
  18. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Yeah, I can see that. I don't look forward to cleaning them. But there's a sense of satisfaction from doing it, and doing it yourself I think. I can relate it to when I wash one of my cars. But I certainly enjoy driving them more. Even more so when they're nice and shiny. Then again, I get the same feeling from cleaning the house or organizing anything really.

    I'm a bit OCD I suppose.
     
  19. Chris1029

    Chris1029 New Member

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    As for most of what I read I like both equally. When im shooting, there is nothing like it but when I break a gun completely down it also makes me veryy happy just looking at the inner workings of my guns. Also like Trez said i enjoy reloading.
     
  20. G23LCPK45

    G23LCPK45 New Member

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    Depends on where, what and with whom I am shooting. Cleaning is a constant joy. Guns are clean thus, I need to shoot! Guns are dirty, I need to clean! I enjoy both clean & dirty... I like cleaning because is the first step to shooting, again.