Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Scrod314, May 11, 2022.
It sounds to me like you have a pretty good routine - for you. I myself don't sweat all that much. Well heck, I don't even "work" anymore (I'm long time retired) and the only time I wear my regular CCW is when I'm in town. So, if I haven't shot it lately, I routinely just blow the dust and lint out of it and check it over every couple of weeks or so - if I remember. I clean it well after shooting it though.
The little .32 H&R revolver I wear around home when I'm working outside gets dirtier faster than my "in-town" Glock 19. So I end up checking my .32 H&R over, blowing the dust out of it, and wiping it down after almost every time I wear it.
Maybe every two weeks I'll pull the magazine, empty the chamber, and blow out the gun with an air compressor. It really depends on the pocket fuzz or dirt situation at the time.
Regarding a field strip, I really don't do that unless I've fired the gun and it needs to be returned to a clean condition for continued carry. Of if I got caught in a clothes soaking downpour. At that point I'll apply oil and grease as required.
For a while I carried a bersa thunder down in SW Florida. She needed much more frequent attention
Another funny thing happening at my work is everyone is bringing in their AR's since I started talking about how much I enjoyed shooting mine. My office looked like an arsenal today. The owner came in and his jaw dropped. Then he laughed and said, "I'm bringing mine in tomorrow."
Not the stuff that 'cleans as it shines'... that's abrasive.) I read somewhere, that's how museum curators keep rust off ancient armor, etc.
We can still have humor here yes?
I don't really do any maintenance unless I shoot it. Then I'll wipe it down.
A good daily and weekly routine to keep your EDC firearm in optimum working order is very prudent. It needs to be running perfectly for that one time you'll need it.
I call it.....:"car wax for guns"......but it is not car wax.
It would not chamber a round from the magazine. The outside looked new and clean. It turned out that the extractor, plunger, spring were froze solid by rust. I suspect exposure to sweat.
It was turned over to me to fix. I let the slide soak with penetrating oil in a zip lock bag for a couple of days. I checked out my sister's LC9s, read her gun's user manual. I watched a few YouTube videos on disassembling the LC9s extractor [j.i.c. I looked up LC9s extractor parts on Numrich Gun Parts site.]
[deleting the teal deer parts] It was an ordeal to get it back working. I got the extractor parts down to bare metal, cold blued, neutralized, then oil soaked. I cleaned out the extractor slot and spring tunnel in the slide. I reassembled with lotsa good oil. At home it feed and chambered a dummy 9mm cartridge. At the range I put ten rounds mixed make rounds through it, perfect feed and function.
Luckily the gun was not called on for SD with the extractor fused by rust.
ETA: I work in an office-type environment, so not a lot of blood, sweat, tears or grime getting into my gun most days.
I do the same for my lcp which I carry in a pocket holster.
Yeah, they have to be maintained. Oddly, this guy would never let his truck be without maintenance.
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