Tuf-Cloth and Firearms


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RightCoastBiased
June 13, 2011, 11:21 PM
I searched for any topics pertaining to the use of tuf-cloth on firearms and saw nothing.

So, here in lies my question. I got some Marine Tuf-Cloth for my ESEE 5 (1095 carbon steel blade) to protect it from rust. As we've had some hot weather here in the north east and I am active all day at work, corrosion from sweat has been on my mind. I am currently carrying my LC9 in a Desantis IWB holster. I believe it is called the Pro-Stealth, or something to that effect. So far the nylon holster has not been sweated through where I've seen any moisture on the slide. However, there is an extra mag holder on the front of the pouch and I've noticed that any mag I am carrying in there is getting a fair bit of moisture. Enough that every hour (or as often/sparse as I remember to check) I pull out the mag and wipe of the moisture.

Being that we aren't even into "real" summer, I am concerned for my pistol/mags/carry rounds.

I then thought of treating my slide and magazines with Tuf-Cloth to protect them from moisture and subsequent rust. But, I am not sure if this would harm my pistol and/or mags? I was not planning on applying any Tuf-Cloth to the innards of the pistol or the mags.

So what say you?

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Apocalypse-Now
June 13, 2011, 11:29 PM
fine for the outside, but you need to lube the insides with oil too every couple weeks, or at least once a month.

RightCoastBiased
June 13, 2011, 11:30 PM
That I do. Just got done actually. And as the Tuf-Cloth was sitting close to my work area I got to thinking again about putting it on.

Apocalypse-Now
June 13, 2011, 11:59 PM
don't forget to swab the bore with a little lube too, breakfree clp is good for that too. don't put too much though. :)

Dogguy
June 15, 2011, 04:37 PM
A Tuf-Cloth won't harm your guns or magazines at all. Almost all my guns are rust resistant metals but I still use a Tuf-Cloth to wipe them down on occasions. The protective film doesn't last forever though. It will wear off with normal abrasion from holsters, wiping down, etc. You'll need to reapply often.

Gunner442
June 15, 2011, 10:15 PM
I'm a tough cloth fan...Used 'em in desert with no issues. Use them on my autoloaders as the only lube. Never a problem. Gave my USP a very nice silky smooth finish. Highly reccomended.

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